UNESCO Chair in Environment and Development (962), established in 2012 at Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology (InSTEC) (Cuba)




The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • contribute, through research, training and environmental education, to the implementation of the Cuban Sustainable Development Plan;
  • promote interdisciplinary and institutional dialogue aimed both at identifying approaches that contribute to environmental conservation and sustainable development of the country and of the region, as well as to the study of the interrelationships between environmental conservation and gender issues; and,
  • foster the systematic organization of meetings, seminars, workshops and the exchange of knowledge both at a national and international levels, related to environmental conservation in a North-South and North-South-South dynamic.

Host Institution

Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology (InSTEC)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences, UNESCO Office La Havana


Dra Bárbara Garea Moreda, Rector

Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSTEC)

Avenida Salvador Allende y Luaces, Quinta de los Molinos

6163 Ciudad Habana