Overview of the Nairobi Office


The UNESCO Nairobi Office like other United Nations agencies in Kenya is based at the UN Gigiri Complex approximately 10 Km from down-town Nairobi. The Complex is also the Headquarters for UNEP and UN-HABITAT.

Established in 1965, the Nairobi Office is a Multi- sectoral Regional Office with the responsibility for all of UNESCO programmes (i.e. Education, Natural Sciences, Culture, Social and Human Sciences, and Communication) in thirteen countries in Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean.

The countries covered are: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia,  Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia South Sudan and Uganda).

Finally the Office is the host of regional programmes: The African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) and the UNESCO Institute of Statistics.

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