Project ID 2210252031

The SADC member states are advocating for the strengthening capacities in basic sciences and engineering to accelerate Africa's aspiration for socio-economic transformation by 2024. Increasing capacity for utilization of basic sciences and engineering is a key driver for sustainable development in Africa and thus crucial to attaining this aspiration. UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa will leverage the regional networks and UNESCO assets (C2C, Chairs, etc) to strengthen institutional and human capacities in in basic science and engineering in SADC region. This will be done through the base line study on the basic science and engineering education followed by assisting the member states in developing the much needed STEM education national and regional strategies.

  • On-going

USD 33,000

Total Project Budget

USD 32,190

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Natural sciences Contribution to Regular Budget 33,000 32,190

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 4 - Advance international cooperation in science, technology and innovation Output: 4.SC5 - Institutional and human capacities in basic sciences, technology, research, innovation, and engineering enhanced to advance knowledge for sustainable development
Outcome 9 - Develop ethical standards, norms and frameworks for action to meet the challenges of innovative technologies and digital transformation Output: 9.IP5 - Institutional capacities strengthened for harnessing the benefits of artificial intelligence in all areas of UNESCO's competence, while addressing the ethical challenges and ensuring the use of digital technologies to promote, protect and fulfil human rights and fundamental freedoms
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 20%
  • 20%
  • 20%
  • 20%
  • 20%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 35%
  • Youth | 20%
  • Priority Africa | 100%
  • Small Island Developing States