All-girl team from the Philippines wins Sustainable Engineering Hackathon on UNESCO’s World Engineering Day
An allgirl team of university students from the Philippines has won a hackathon marking UNESCOs World Engineering for Sustainable Development Day on 4 March Ghia Luwalhati Nicole Elizabeth Tan and Reaner Jacqueline Bool from the WONDERPETS team 1 from Batangas State University in the Philippines used Metal Organic Frameworks which are novel adsorbents to turn recycled plastic bottles into a type of sponge that is extremely porous making it an effective means of removing pollutants from water Better still the sponge can be used again and again
From commitments to action for nature: UNESCO at the UN Environment Assembly
During the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly UNEA52 in Nairobi Kenya Ms Shamila NairBedouelle Assistant DirectorGeneral for Natural Sciences of UNESCO reaffirmed the Organizations headline commitment at a side event on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration from commitments to action for nature on 28 February 2022
New Zealand, India, Ecuador and Colombia enhance their tsunami readiness
With sea level rise increasing the risk posed by tsunamis and other marine hazards countries around the globe are taking steps to protect their populations These efforts are coordinated through UNESCOs Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOCUNESCO
Agreement signed between UNESCO and the Government of Japan for the commencement of the project: “Strengthening Disaster Prevention Approaches in Eastern Africa”.
On Tuesday 2nd March 2020 UNESCO and the Government of Japan officially signed the agreement for the commencement of the project Strengthening Disaster Prevention Approaches in Eastern Africa By providing substantial funding support the Government of Japan has again demonstrated their commitment to UNESCO and the humanitarian and development needs of Africa