UNESCO’s actions

The International Basic Sciences Programme of UNESCO is an international multidisciplinary programme established by UNESCO Member States in order to strengthen national capacities in the basic sciences and science education. This page will allow you to learn about the many activities of this programme on this page, and the success stories in encouraging new partnerships and activities worldwide.

Created in 1945, UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) aims to establish a lasting peace between all members regarding political and economic agreements. Since then, UNESCO has consistently worked towards their overarching objectives of creating a culture of peace and sustainable development through conferences, education centres, partnerships, and much more.

The International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) focuses on fostering major region-specific actions that involve a network of national, regional and international centres of excellence or benchmark centres in the basic sciences. Since the programme was established in 2005, more than 40 projects have been executed. These projects focus on capacity building in key areas of physical and biological sciences and on promoting experimentation in science education by using Microscience kits for the instruction of basic science disciplines. New initiatives for the multidisciplinary programme are continually discussed and implemented between Member States and partner organizations.

By supporting the International Year of Light 2015, IBSP will contribute to achieving the goals of the UNESCO in strengthening science, technology and innovation (STI) systems and policies as well as in the advancement of science and technology for sustainable development. It will also play a major role in harnessing international cooperation of science and technology capacity-building.

Find out more about IBSP and how to submit a project proposal here.

Connect with an IBSP event coordinator

Maciej Nalecz Director, Executive Secretary of IBSP

Jean-Paul Ngome Abiaga IBSP Assistant Programme Specialist