=>Kenya to Chair ICH Eevaluation Body Read More
=>2017 UNU-IAS Master's and Doctoral Degree Programmes Scholarship Application Read More to Apply

=>2018 Edition of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme Read More 

=>Fellowship L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science in Sub Saharan Africa Read More 30 April 2018

=>Brookings Careers Echidna Global Scholars Program: Read More to Apply Before

=>UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme - 2018 now open. For more info please click here The application deadline is 3 April 2018.

=>Call for applications of 2018 AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy course Read More Deadline: 9th April 2018

 

  • =>Call for Nominations: UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence Read More to apply before 30 April 2018 at midnight CET
  • =>Call for application: Green Chemistry research grants for young scientists. Green Chemistry for Life Grant Programme: Application deadline: Deadline: 28 February 2018. Read More to Apply
  • =>Call for Nominations for the L’OREAL-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science Read More to Apply
About The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) was established in 1964 as a Department under the then Ministry of Education. This establishment was subsequent to Kenya’s Membership to UNESCO in April 7, 1964 as the 73rd Member and in line with UNESCO Constitution of 1945.

Over the years, KNATCOM has continued to promote and coordinate UNESCO’s activities in Kenya and supported UNESCO’s agenda at the international levels. At the same time, KNATCOM is also the point of contact for the Association for Development of Education for Africa (ADEA) and the Commonwealth.

KNATCOM was transformed into a State Corporation on 25th January, 2013 following the enactment of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO Act 2013. This transformation was consistent with Article VII of the UNESCO Constitution of 1945 and the provisions of the 1978 Charter of National Commissions for UNESCO.

As a Commission, KNATCOM has a dual mandate of promoting Kenya’s national interests in UNESCO and UNESCO’s international interests in Kenya, Regionally and Globally. In summary, the Commission: mobilizes financial, technical and informational resources from UNESCO;promotes collaborations between national and international institutions; promotes knowledge and information sharing; facilitates national and international policy formulation in the fields of education, sciences, culture and communication & information among many other functions.