The UNESCO Expert Network is made up of

Expert Directory

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↘     About the Non-Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors provide expert, independent, pro bono advice for the UK’s National Commission for UNESCO on national and international policy. They work with the UK government, UK’s UNESCO designations, UNESCO itself and its Member States.

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↘     About the Chairs

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme is comprised of teams of experts, working at higher education or research institutions, that strive to advance knowledge in specific areas within UNESCO’s thematic strands. They contribute to the building of higher education networks and encourage inter-organisational cooperation across sectors and borders, through an integrated system of research and training, and the dissemination of information and documentation.

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↘     About the Accredited Experts

Accredited experts are closely affiliated with the Commission and sit on either a National or International Committee within their remit. As experienced professionals, they bring a vast range of skills to the table and are crucial in the development and implementation of policy and strategy on the ground.

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What do our experts do?

The UNESCO UK Expert Network provides policy advice and expertise on UNESCO related topics, reviews prizes and more, publish content and represent the UK across the globe.

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↘     Policy Advisors

We work with experts to provide independent policy advice to the UK and devolved governments on UNESCO related issues. Check out our Policy Briefs here.

↘     Reviewers

Our experts help to advise and assist individuals/institutions – in both the UK and its’ Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies – on accessing UNESCO accreditation and prizes.

↘     Content Creators

Together, we raise the profile of the UK’s 150+ UNESCO designations and projects, working with experts to disseminate information on UNESCO’s news, international days, activities and programmes in the UK across Twitter, LinkedIn and our website. Visit the home page now to find out more.

↘     Representation

Tasked to strengthen the ties between the UK’s educational, academic, scientific, cultural, creative and artistic communities, and UNESCO’s global programmes and policies, our experts are ambassadors as well as contributors.

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The UKNC and the Expert Network

We work with leading UK experts across UNESCO’s principal themes: culture, education, science and communication and information.

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Our role is to ensure the UK’s experts in culture, education, science, and communication and information are helping to shape and advance the UK’s position at UNESCO and are also fully benefitting from its programmes, values and ideals. We achieve this through our community of UK-based experts

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Here at the UK National Commission for UNESCO, we champion inclusivity and flexibility. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, supported by grant funding from the UK government.

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↘     About the UKNC’s role

We work with leading UK experts across UNESCO’s principal themes: culture, education, science and communication and information. Specialists may be called upon to advise on a number of projects within the UK National Commission’s remit. We work especially closely with Accredited Experts and our UNESCO UK Community on LinkedIn. Members are experienced as researchers, practitioners, policy-innovators and/or community leaders.

We value the contributions of all those who have experience in our broad mandate of education, science, culture and communication and information in a recognised UK local/international body, charity or NGO.

We pride ourselves on our efforts to ensure that our experts reflect the world that we live in as they often represent the UK and advocate its priorities at international UNESCO meetings. It is imperative that we draw on the UK’s diverse range of expertise, as we help shape UNESCO’s global policies and programmes whilst exchanging expertise with its 195 Member States.

Accredited Expert status is a role with greater responsibility and automatically correlates to UNESCO UK Community-member status, whereas membership of the UNESCO UK Community does not automatically correlate to accreditation.

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