Communication and information for science

In the area of science, UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector mainly focuses on the promotion of scientific knowledge through media and on ensuring knowledge creation, acquisition and sharing through ICT. This work aims at the following:

  • promoting innovative applications of ICT for sustainable development;
  • fostering learning opportunities and promoting science knowledge through media and ICT;
  • developing strategies for ICT in support of knowledge creation, acquisition and sharing in the field of the sciences, in consultation with the media;
  • facilitating access to scientific knowledge and to Open Scientific Resources (OSR) through Free and Open Source Software (FOSS);
  • facilitating journalists’ networks on science journalism and sustainable development issues.

UNESCO also helps national broadcasting institutions to increase the outreach for distance learning programmes aimed at youth, and to offer high quality science education programmes.

Projects

Space for science

UNESCO’s Space for Science project aims to facilitate scientific and technical cooperation in South-East Europe by providing virtual, collaborative and education services to academic and higher education institutions through fast academic networks and two-way satellite channels. >> More

Capacity building of science journalists

UNESCO aims to popularise science journalism through capacity building of media professionals. This activity includes establishment and strengthening of media training institutions, setting criteria of excellence, provision of training facilities and development of training modules. >> More

Science and media

This project was launched in the Caribbean with the production of films and spots aimed at youth and the general public. The films feature science related issues such as human physiology and behaviour, environmental preservation, and HIV and AIDS, from a pedagogical perspective. >> More

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