It means the commitment today to ensuring the development of humanity by adopting concepts and strategies linked to the need to preserve the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainability is an ethical imperative that we intend to achieve through our work in teaching, scientific research and engagement with the public service to promote:

  • Adopting habits and attitudes consistent with the global perspective of the Environment
  • Socio-economic development committed to social equity and community integration

Main lines of research

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Society and the Environment
  • Environment Studies
  • Natural Resource Management

Overall objective

Build a critical mass of scientists that extends the foundation of partnerships, collaboration and contributions to sustainability.

Strategic objectives

  1. Create internal capacity to develop scientific research
  2. Implementing PhD Programs
  3. Produce public service
  4. Diversify the areas of scientific research
  5. Establish cooperation and partnership links
  6. Achieve financial sustainability


Educate future generations and influence the national and regional context to change attitudes and practices towards sustainable development.


Obtain recognition as a center of excellence in promoting the culture of sustainable development on the continent.


  • Scientific rigor and respect for intellectual property
  • Tolerance and responsibility
  • Transparency
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability


  • Pursue levels of excellence in all its activities sharing and disseminating scientific knowledge
  • Social and environmental responsibility, local and global
  • Rationality in the mobilization and use of resources and in the design of strategies and priorities

Nov 2009: Year int. Of Planet Earth, 1st Discussion in Luanda – UNESCO Workshop;

Nov 2010: Inst. Planet Earth (PEI), U. Newcastle (NU), in a meeting of Ministers-Lda;

Feb 2011: The concept of CESESS is presented to UNESCO in Paris;

May 2011: The CESESS project presented to the United Nations Office for Dis Sustainable;

Jul 2011: The CESSAF partnership presented to C.té Cient. Glb of the IEP in London;

Sep 2011: The MOU between UAN and UN is signed in Luanda;

Mar 2012: The CESSAF partner meeting held in Luanda;

Apr 2012: O D.G. UNESCO meets the CESSAF partners in Luanda;

Jun 2012: CESSAF is presented at the Rio + 20 Conference;

Set 2012: Start of training of the UAN Teaching Team in NU (EP-UAN).

Jun-2013: Attachment to MOU 2011 is signed in Newcastle.

Out 2013: The CESSAF Implementation Commission (CI-CESSAF)

Mar 2014: End of training and definitive return to Luanda of EP-UAN

Apr 2014: Beginning of CI-CESESS work.

Dispatch no. 2285/12, Diário da Republica, series no. 203 of 23 Oct 2012

It approved the resolution of the Senate of August 28, 2012, which approved the creation of the Center of Excellence in Sciences for Sustainability in Africa, designated by CESSAF and its Organic Statute.

Resolution no. 18/12

It approves the creation of the CESNF, and its organic status, for the purpose of homologation by the supervisory body.


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