2020 Call for UNESCO Global Geoparks capacity building opportunities


UNESCO Global Geoparks Mentorship and Knowledge Exchange Programme

Within the United Nations, UNESCO alone has a mandate to support research and capacity building in Earth Sciences with the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP) as its flagship. UNESCO's International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP) offers capacity-building opportunities in 2020, for experts from Member States who would like to establish and learn to manage UNESCO Global Geoparks. Eligible candidates will receive sponsorships from UNESCO for their participation in:

  • Mentorship and Knowledge Exchange Programme (August-December 2020, within UGGps)

UNESCO supports Member States’ efforts to establish UNESCO Global Geoparks all around the world, in close collaboration with the Global Geoparks Network. UNESCO Member States are kindly invited to nominate participants from their countries.

Please consult relevant documents and do not hesitate to contact the UNESCO-IGGP Secretariat for further clarification regarding your nomination and application.

Should you have any further inquiries, please write to:

Marie-Laure FABER and Ozlem ADIYAMAN LOPES
Earth Sciences and Geo-hazards Risk Reduction Section Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO
7 place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP France
Tel.: +33 (0) 145 68 14 33