Participation Programme

UNESCO’s Participation Programme is designed to provide assistance to its Member States or Associate Member States in the Organization’s fields of competence (Education, Natural Science, Social Sciences, Culture and, Communication and Information). It functions as a vital complement to UNESCO’s regular activities by analysing, evaluating and facilitating the implementation of national, sub-regional, inter-regional and regional projects directly related to the UNESCO activities. It serves as a means employed by UNESCO to strengthen the partnership between the Organization and its Member States as well as between the Organization and International Non-Governmental Organizations.
Assistance under the Participation Programme is provided to Member States or Associate Member States upon requests submitted in principle through National Commissions. International NGOs may also benefit from assistance under the Participation Programme. It may also comprise the provision of fellowships and study grants. Requests from individuals are not considered.


  • Government institutions
  • Private institutions
  • NGOs
  • Individuals(fellowship and study grant)


Up to a maximum of US$26,000 granted for national project requests, with about ten projects per country in each biennium, and up to US$46,000 for regional submissions.

How and When to apply

For each biennium, after the definite adoption of the programme and budget, Member states invited to submit their written requests under the title of the Participation Programme.

Types of assistance requested under the Participation Programme can be:

  1. The services of specialists and consultants (Not including staff costs and administrative support)
  2. Study grants and fellowships
  3. Publications, periodicals, documentation, translation and reproduction
  4. Supplies and equipment (other than vehicles)
  5. Conferences, meetings, translation and interpretation services, participants’ travel costs (not including those of UNESCO staff members)
  6. Seminars and training courses

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    Title: National Associate Project Officer

    Domain: Education and Gender Equality

    Grade: NO-B (Only nationals of Tanzania may apply for this post)

    Organizational Unit: UNESCO in Dar es Salaam

    Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

    Type of contract: Project Appointment

    Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance

    Annual salary: Approx. 100,312,000 Tanzanian Shillings (TZS

    Deadline: (midnight, East Africa standard time): 19th April 2019

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