UNESCO International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) Minella C. Alarcon Senior Programme Specialist Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences
UNESCO platform to fulfill its mandate in the basic sciences and science education. Within the United Nations system, UNESCO has a unique mandate for the basic sciences and the promotion of cooperation in this field.
Building national capacities for basic research, training, science education and popularisation of science through international and regional cooperation in development-oriented areas of national priority;
Transfer and sharing of scientific information and excellence in science through North-South and South-South cooperation; and
Provision of scientific expertise for, and advice to, policy- and decision-makers, and increasing public awareness of ethical issues that progress in science entails.
Emphasis on capacity-building in science, science education, advancement of scientific knowledge, and the use of this knowledge to meet societal needs.
CERN/IBSP Partnership in Training of Science Education Trainers from developing countries
Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP): cooperation between ICTP, IBSP and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
CIMPA-UNESCO Summer Schools and Workshops in Mathematics
UNESCO Cooperation with IUPAP and its International Commission of Physics Education (ICPE)
IBSP Cluster of UNESCO Chairs: Chair for Mathematical and Theoretical Physics at Birzeit University (Palestinian Territory), Chair for Active Learning and Hands-On Physics Education at Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
Support to UNESCO networks through the UNESCO Field Offices: Asian Physics Education Network (ASPEN)