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The first Capacity-building workshop on UNESCO Global Geoparks in Africa Read More 6th KNATCOM Stakeholders Conference Read More Read More Mid-Term Review of KNATCOM Strategic Plan 2019-2023 41st Session of the General Conference in Paris KNATCOM SG/CEO meeting with the Board Members of Women Education Researchers Of Kenya

KNATCOM - Service to Kenya and 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.

Our Esteemed Stakeholders,
We are pleased to inform you that the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO has rebranded with a new logo. This is in compliance with UNESCO’s recommendations following a change of its logo as part of the ongoing Strategic Transformation Agenda which began in 2018. The National Commissions for UNESCO are part of this transformation process.

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Dr. Evangeline Njoka, KNATCOM’s Secretary General/CEO officially opened the Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Risk Reduction (AI for DRR) workshop that was held at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) from 1st to 2nd September 2021. While giving her opening remarks, Dr. Njoka stated that the world was increasingly facing disaster risks in the form of floods, droughts, landslides, thunderstorms, fires and tsunamis among others.

The pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and the nine months-long school closures entrenched inequalities in access to learning.

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News Updates

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) is planning to hold the 4th KNATCOM National Cultural Celebrations and the 10th Anniversary celebrations since becoming a State Corporation in 2013. The Celebrations will take place from 12th to 15th April 2023 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). The theme of the Celebrations is “ A Decade of Excellence- Enhancing National Development, Cohesion, Identity and Pride”.


Kenya, through the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, commemorates World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development that was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. The Commission has been commemorating this day by partnering with various stakeholders in cultural celebrations to showcase the diversity of Kenyan cultural expressions

The Ministry of Education and KNATCOM together with partners are currently sensitizing Education Officers in charge of sports, teachers and other stakeholders on the importance of the Policy to pupils, students and the country.

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The leading organization in the advancement of peace, sustainable development and intellectual collaboration

Our Vision

A leading organization in the advancement of peace, sustainable development and intellectual collaboration

Our Mission

To promote building of peace, eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intellectual dialogue through education, sciences, culture, communication and information
As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO works to foster free, independent and pluralistic media in print, broadcast and online.
Knowledge and information have significant impact on people’s lives. The sharing of knowledge and information, particularly through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has the power to transform economies and societies. UNESCO works to create inclusive knowledge societies and empower local communities by increasing access to and preservation and sharing of information and knowledge in all of UNESCO’s domains. Knowledge societies must build on four pillars: freedom of expression; universal access to information and knowledge; respect for cultural and linguistic diversity; and quality education for al
It is not enough to counter violent extremism --- we need to prevent it, and this calls for forms of ‘soft power’, to prevent a threat driven by distorted interpretations of culture, hatred, and ignorance. No one is born a violent extremist – they are made and fueled. Disarming the process of radicalization must begin with human rights and the rule of law, with dialogue across all boundary lines, by empowering all young women and men, and by starting as early as possible, on the benches of schools.
Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet. It underpins human wellbeing in the present and in the future, and its rapid decline threatens nature and people alike. According to reports released in 2018 by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the main global drivers of biodiversity loss are climate change, invasive species, over- exploitation of natural resources, pollution and urbanization.

Promoting Intellectual dialogue among key stakeholders

We bring more than 20 years’ senior experience forging collaborations across government, private sector and international forums.


Education transforms lives and is at the heart of UNESCO’s mission to build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development.

Our Heritage

In today’s interconnected world, culture's power to transform societies is clear. Its diverse manifestations – from our cherished historic monuments and museums to traditional practices…

Natural Sciences

Creating knowledge and understanding through science equips us to find solutions to today’s acute economic, social and environmental challenges and to achieving sustainable development and…


The Communication and Information Sector strives to foster freedom of expression, media development, and access to information and knowledge in line with UNESCO’s mandate to…

The Mandate of Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

KNATCOM’s mandate is to promote Kenya’s national interests in UNESCO and UNESCO’s international interests in Kenya, regionally and globally in the areas of education, sciences, culture, and communication and information.

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Objective: To enhance road safety co-ordination and management to reduce death, suffering and economic losses due to road crashes through effective involvement of public, private and civil society organizations.

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