Kenya National Commission for UNESCO was established in 1964 under the Ministry of Education. It is a liaison office that coordinates the activities of UNESCO in Kenya. In tandem with Vision 2030, the commission coordinates UNESCO organized capacity building of Kenyans in its areas of competence.
It coordinates the participation of local intellectuals and researchers in international Workshops thereby contributing to the world of knowledge and therefore acting as a clearing house for information.
In addition, the commission coordinates the awards of UNESCO sponsored scholarships and fellowships to Kenyans thereby helping in the building of specialized manpower needs.in the country.
It also mobilizes resources through UNESCO funded participation programmes, regular programmes and extra budgetary programmes.