The UNESCO liaison office in Addis Ababa is articulated around four thematic sections (Education, Culture, Science and Communication and Information) which are supported in their project and in their day-to-day activities by the administrative section.
The Education sector provides leadership to create strong and vibrant learning societies in Ethiopia. Their major projects revolve around the UNESCO’s Capacity development for Education for All, gender-equality in access to education and increasing awareness to decrease HIV/AIDS.
The Natural Sciences sector works towards forging the Ethiopian culture of peace by fostering the scientific knowledge. Its main priorities are to utilize groundwater resources for drought-fighting purposes in the Horn of Africa and to transform Science, Technology and Innovation in a stepping stone for inclusive growth.
The Social Sciences sector has one main objective: contributing to the empowerment and development of African youth so that this demographic group can be given the opportunity to become agent of change. It works in close relation with the African Union to implement the UNESCO Strategy for African Youth and promote the African Youth Charter.
The Culture sector leads operational activities to demonstrate the power of culture for Ethiopian sustainable development and dialogue. His mission includes themes such as the use of culture for poverty alleviation, social cohesion and sustainable development and the pedagogical use of the General History of Africa.
The Communication and Information section represents the focal point to the Ethiopian journalist community and organizes raising-awareness operational activities focusing on access to knowledge, media development and freedom of expression. It also coordinates the office communication strategy through website, social media and the quarterly newsletter.
The administration section ensures the successful logistics of the Office. They are in charge of technical aspects such as human resources, accounting and transportation.