Chair UC

UNESCO Chair in Biodiversity Safeguard for Sustainable Development

Lines of Action

The UNESCO Chair on Biodiversity Safeguard for Sustainable Development aims to act as an integrated platform in education, research, information and science communication, in the fields of biodiversity, ecology, conservation and sustainable use of biological resources, among Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking countries community.

The goals of this UNESCO Chair are to:

- in Education: provide training and resources for students and researchers, in the fields of biodiversity and ecology, by promoting short-term exchanges among partner institutions (Lúrio University – Mozambique; Mandume Ya Ndemufayo University and  ISCED, Huíla, Angola) and the development of specific educational contents.

- in Research: implement and support a network of researchers, higher education and R&D institutions, and to promote scientific and conservation projects in the fields of biodiversity, ecology and sustainable development.

- in Science Communication: build bridges between academia and society through science communication, by creating and improving digital platforms for knowledge sharing, as well as the development of outreach activities with schools and general public.