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2nd international conference of the UNESCO chair,
Bordeaux, 15th-14th March 2016

Rectors and presidents in charge of the different francophone higher institutions members of the Unitwin network will meet in Bordeaux (14-15 March 2016) in order to define the 2016-2019 strategy of the chair in association with its different private and public partners.

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Associated organizations

Planete'Ere

French International NGO for
education about environment
and sustainable development


Environment and School Initiatives

International Network for the Development of Education for Sustainable Development

REFEDD

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The UNITWIN Network

UNITWIN is the abbreviation for the University Twinning and Networking Programme. The Programme was established in 1992 following the relevant decision of UNESCO’s General Conference taken at its 26th session.

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme was conceived as a way to advance research, training and programme development in all of UNESCO’s fields of competence by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through the transfer of knowledge across borders. Since it was established in 1992, the programme has aroused great interest among Member States.

The UNITWIN programme aims to be pertinent, forward-thinking and to impact socio-economic development effectively. So far UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Network projects have proven useful in establishing new teaching programmes, generating new ideas through research and reflection, and facilitating the enrichment of existing university programmes while respecting cultural diversity.

Today 682 UNESCO Chairs and 68 UNITWIN Networks are established within the Programme, involving over 800 institutions in 128 countries.

Since the adoption of new strategic orientations for the UNITWIN Programme by the Executive Board at its 176th session in April 2007, emphasis has been placed on:
- The dual function of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks as “think tanks” and “bridge builders” between the academic world, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making;
- Realignment with UNESCO’s priorities (Medium Term Strategy for 2008-2013 (in pdf));
- Readjust geographic imbalance which is now in favour of the North;
- Stimulate triangular North-South-South cooperation;
- Creation of regional or sub-regional poles of innovation and excellence;
- Closer cooperation with the United Nations University (UNU)

 

Network's members

French University of Armenia (UFAR, Erevan, ARMENIA)
Université d'Abomey-Calavi (UAC, Cotonou, BENIN)
2iE Institut, Ouagadougou (2iE - BURKINA-FASO)
UQAC Université du Québec (Chicoutimi, CANADA)
Université Catholique d'Afrique Centrale (UCAC, Yaoundé, CAMEROUN)
Université Nangui Abrogoua (Abidjan, IVORY COAST)
Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny
(Abidjan, IVORY COAST)
Université Jean Lorougnon Guédé (Daloa - IVORY COAST)
Université de Suez
(Ismaïlia, ÉGYPTE)
Université des Antilles (Pointe-à-Pitre, FRANCE)
Université Jean Moulin (Lyon3, FRANCE)
University of Reunion Island (Saint-Denis, FRANCE)
Campus Véolia (Jouy Le Moutier, FRANCE)
University of Pannonia (Veszprém, HUNGARY)
Université La Sagesse
(Beirut, LEBANON)
Université Cadi Ayyad (Marrakech, MOROCCO)
Université Mohammed V (Rabat, MOROCCO)
Université de Maurice
(Réduit, MAURITIUS)
Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD, Dakar, SÉNÉGAL)



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