Z A M B I A A N D U N E S C O
ZAMBIA NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO
ne of the key challenges UNESCO faces is ensuring visibility in
whatever programmes and activities it is undertaking. In view of this and
taking cognizance of the Communication Strategy of the Zambia National
Commission for UNESCO, this report aims at enlightening people on the
activities that UNESCO is implementing in Zambia. The report is therefore
a product of the collaborations of the Zambia National Commission for
UNESCOwith its stakeholders such as the government ministries, specialized
agencies in the UNESCO five areas of competence as well as individual
In the education sector, the report highlights some activities being
done such as the implementation of the UNESCO supported youth and
adult literacy education in Zambia; getting to know SDG 4; capacity devel-
opment for education (CapEd): improving education quality through
teachers in Zambia; and understanding the 1960 convention against
discrimination in education.
In the Science sector, it looks at Science for peace and development
2017 celebrations; the potential use of
seed powder as a
coagulant in the purification of water from unprotected sources in rural
and peri-urban areas of Zambia; the science and technology female
postgraduate scholarship. In the Social and Human Science, it looks at
the fight against doping in sports in Zambia.
Under the Culture sector, it looks at the works of the Lusaka National
museum with children and the arts taking centre stage; understanding
intangible cultural heritage in relation to sustainable development in
Zambia; proverbs, a varnishing heritage, and the inventorying of the
Lozi and Nkoya people of Western Zambia.
Under the Communication and Information sector, it looks at media’s
role in empowering critical minds to advance peaceful, just and inclusive
societies; libraries as cornerstones of inclusive knowledge societies; Zambia
wins the 2017 #ipdctalkssa competition for undergraduate journalism
schools; and Zambia prides of its successes during the 39
UNESCO general conference in Paris.
It is my sincere hope that you will find the magazine useful. My
office remains committed to engaging stakeholders to explore how we
can partner to enhance and promote UNESCO values.
Dr. Charles Ndakala
Zambia National Commission for UNESCO