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=>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

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=>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

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Mandate and functions

 KNATCOM derives its mandate and functions from;

  • The UNESCO Constitution; 
  • The Charter of the National Commissions for UNESCO; and
  • The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO Act of 2013. 
Generally, the functions of the National Commission are;


  1. ensure permanent presence of UNESCO in Kenya; 
  2. disseminate information on UNESCO; 
  3. coordinate ratification of UNESCO related international conventions and protocols; 
  4. coordinate, Kenyan delegations to all UNESCO international foras; 
  5. participate in the planning and execution of UNESCO activities;
  6. collaborate with other National Commissions in UNESCO globally; 
  7. participate in the search for candidates for UNESCO international prizes and awards; 
  8. participate in the search for candidates for UNESCO jobs, 
  9. assist in the placement of UNESCO fellowship holders; 
  10. foster close liaison between institutions concerned with education, the sciences, culture and communication &information; 
  11. coordinate capacity building in education, sciences, culture and communication&information; 
  12. support mobilization of resources for implementation of UNESCO programmes and activities and to the evaluation thereof; and
  13. provide expert advisory service to the government in education, sciences, culture, and communication and information.