UNESCO Career Information Session


UNESCO Career Information Session

13.07.21 | 12-1pm CET

In this presentation UNESCO will introduce you to the exciting leadership role, Regional Advisor for Communication & Information, based in Nairobi, give you some useful insight about working for UNESCO and answer all the questions you may have about the role and the organisation.

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Meet Hubert Gijzen, PhD Professor of Environmental Biotechnology and UNESCO Regional Director and Representative and Jaco du Toit, Chief of the Universal Access to Information Section at the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO

Prof. Hubert Gijzen holds a PhD in Biotechnology, and has an established career of over 38 years in both academics and international cooperation for sustainable development.

Besides his current work for UNESCO, he continues to hold academic positions as full Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (since 1995) and other institutions.

Hubert joined the UN in 2006 as the Director of the UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific based in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2015, Hubert was appointed as the Regional Director of the newly established UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe. As per July 2021 he has been appointed as Regional Director for Eastern Africa (Nairobi Office), and serves as UNESCO Representative to Kenya, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Madagascar, Mauritius, Uganda, Rwanda, Seychelles, and Somalia. He is the UNESCO Representative to SADC, serves on the UN Regional Directors Team and is member of the UN Regional Coordination Platform for Africa.

Jaco du Toit is Chief of the Universal Access to Information Section at the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO. He previously held the position of Programme Specialist, providing support to the UNESCO Information for All Programme and serving as regional adviser for UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and North Africa. He has an academic background in information sciences, political sciences, information for development, communication and telecommunication and media and international relations. He has worked on projects related to knowledge society development, Right to Information laws, disabilities and Information and Communication Technologies and Information and Communication Technologies in Education.