UNESCO CAMPUS

When, local time: 
Thursday, 10 November 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Special Event
Contact: 
Victoria Dellinger

On the occasion of the World Science Day, UNESCO CAMPUS is raising the youth’s awareness through a new theme “Scientific research today”.

On 10 November, 2016 on the occasion of the World Science Day, the CAMPUS UNESCO team will be leading a new special CAMPUS on “Scientific research today”, which will gather together more than 300 high school students. During this CAMPUS, young people will be made aware of the impact of science and technology today.
This UNESCO CAMPUS will greet Brigitte Lasry, member of the independent observatory Netexplo, who is studying the impact of technology on society and companies. Also present are Victorien Erussard and Jérôme Delafosse, founders of Energy Observer, the first hydrogen vessel, which is ready to embark on a round the world trip with an independent energy source. Fatoumata Kebe will also take part, an academic in astronomy at the Paris Observatory, along with Jean-Paul Ngome Abiaga, UNESCO’s expert in capacity-building pertaining to science and technology.

ABOUT CAMPUS UNESCO: To put the expertise of UNESCO teams and partners at the service of the youth for a better understanding of major contemporary issues. 300 young people exchange for 2h00 on different themes with 3 experts on this issue. Moderation and one of the experts are from UNESCO, others are civil society voluntary speakers. Since 2014, 33 CAMPUSES raised awareness to over 7,000 young people. On major themes such as: living together, peace, sustainable development, human rights and girls’ education.