Social and Human Sciences

UNESCO Nairobi Office as a Regional Office for Science and Technology in Africa, has set a programme on Ethics of Science and Technology with emphasis on bioethics. The office provides Member States with tools and technical support for enhancement of their ethics infrastructure especially in four main areas during this biennium (2010-2011):

  1. Support to Regional Documentation and Research Centre on Bioethics (Egerton University, Kenya) and contribution to UNESCO Global Ethics Observatory (GEOBs) databases;
  2. Implementation of Ethics Education in universities in sub-Saharan Africa;
  3. Establishment and support to National Bioethics Committees in sub-Saharan Africa;
  4. Environmental ethics: ethical priciples in relation to climate change.
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