Research Projects

Generating solutions to pressing development challenges

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UNU research focuses on the challenges faced by the United Nations and its Member States. Our current research portfolio supports all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 to inspire global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges.

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Project 14 Nov 2013

GIS Training for Improved Natural Resource Management in Africa

This project aims to build capacity for the deployment of geospatial applications in natural resource research, planning and management in Africa.

Project 11 Aug 2014

GIS Training for Improved Natural Resource Management in Africa

This project aims to build capacity for the deployment of geospatial applications in natural resource research, planning and management in Africa.

Project 19 Nov 2013

Operating Unit Ishikawa / Kanazawa (OUIK)

OUIK carries out community-based research on biocultural diversity in Ishikawa looking towards providing a regional model for sustainable development.

Project 28 Nov 2017

Sustainability Science Journal

This journal promotes science-based predictions and impact assessments of global change.

Project 15 Nov 2013

IPBES Assessments and Capacity Building

UNU-IAS has been leading the IPBES assessment process by organizing informal and formal international scientific expert workshops since 2011.

Project 12 Nov 2013

MCII: Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean (CRAIC)

The CRAIC project addresses climate change adaptation and vulnerability by promoting climate risk insurance to manage and transfer risk

Project 14 Sep 2023

Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC)

This project aims to promote collaboration and partnerships to encourage solutions to environmental problems on a regional and global scale.

Project 12 Nov 2013

International Satoyama Initiative

The ISI project works to promote the Satoyama Initiative, a global effort to realize societies in harmony with nature.

Project 12 Nov 2013

Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

The purpose of MCII is promotion of public-private protection and insurance solutions for people worldwide affected by weather-related catastrophes.

Project 10 Dec 2007

ICEGOV - International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

This global conference focuses on the use of technology to transform the working of government in order to improve public governance.