UNESCO Dakar Office

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UNESCO Dakar Office

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  • Bureau régional pour l’éducation en Afrique

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Since 1970


Established in 1970 to address educational planning issues in Africa South of the Sahara, BREDA, over years, extended its fields of action so much that it now covers not only other education sub-sectors but deals also with other areas of competence of the Organization: Science, Social
Sciences, Culture and Communication.


Dakar, Senegal

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UNESCO Cluster and Regional Bureau for Education

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The UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar, better known under its French acronym BREDA, is the largest UNESCO office in Africa. It is the most important by the number of countries it covers, by the size of its budget, by the number and quality of its staff and especially by the scope of its activities.

For more information about the BREDA office please see the <a href="http://portal.unesco.org/geography/fr/ev.php-URL_ID=7268&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html">website of the office</a>.

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UNESCO Field Offices, Institutes and Centres (1946-)

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