Welcome to the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

IUCN CEC is a network driving change for sustainability. More than 1,000 members volunteer their professional expertise in learning, knowledge management and strategic communication to achieve IUCN goals.

CEC works closely with the IUCN Global Communications Unit.  

To join CEC, write to cec@iucn.org.

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Winner of Young Laureate Awards from Rolex, CEC member Nnaemeka Ikegwuono

Young CEC Member Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu Wins Rolex Award for Enterprise

By creating an interactive, rural radio service, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu wants to improve the lives of farmers in Nigeria. The CEC member is a winner in the Rolex Awards for Enterprise Young Laureates Programme.

27 Nov 2010 | News story

Report on the dangers for journalists who expose environmental issues, September 2009

Dangers for Journalists who Expose Environmental Issues

This report documents the dangers to journalists covering environmental issues in countries where it is dangerous to do so. A recommended read from Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair. …  

27 Nov 2010 | News story

En la comuna de Panquehue, perteneciente a la Región de Valparíso-Chile, desde el mes de julio de 2010 se está desarrollando un trabajo en equipo entre la empresa minera Angloamerican-Fundición Chagres, la Municipalidad y sus 7 escuelas, destinado a producir un Manual de Educación Ambiental contextualizado a la realidad comunal.

Manual de Educación Ambiental - Valpariso, Chile

Siete escuelas destinadas a producir un Manual de Educación Ambiental contextualizado a la realidad comunal. Reportaje de Valeria Fuentealba de Triciclos. …  

27 Nov 2010 | News story

Learning about biodiversity at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Planetarium Science Center

Biodiversity: Play and Learn! Exhibit at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Hands-on fun invites learning about biodiversity. CEC member Maissa Azab shares photos from this November 2010 exhibit at the Planetarium Science Center. …  

27 Nov 2010 | News story

Students use drama to communicate conservation messages in Kigali, Rwanda

Environmental Awareness Week Organized by REASON in Rwanda

Planting bamboo along Nyabugogo swamp was one of many activities during REASON's week-long series of events. CEC member Charles Gahire reports from Kigali, Rwanda.  …  

27 Nov 2010 | News story

The Science and Learning Unit enjoys a snowy day in Gland: Rod and Wendy (front); Cecilia and Sue (back)

A Note from Rod Abson, CEC Focal Point

Rod Abson, CEC Focal Point and IUCN Science and Learning Officer, greets the membership and lists recent activities. …  

27 Nov 2010 | News story

Women pastoralists taking part in participatory video training with the IUCN Water Programme in Tanzania

Participatory Video in the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Claire Warmenbol of the IUCN Water Programme explains how video is helping communities to document their environmental challenges, needs and ideas for solutions.  

27 Nov 2010 | News story

Three CEC members participated in the first international conference on human health and environmental health, Ambiente sano, gente sana, from 18-22 October 2010 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

Linking Human Health and Biodiversity: CEC members give seminar in Guadalajara

CEC members Abelardo Brenes and Jean Perras led a seminar at the conference Healthy Environment, Healthy People (Ambiente sano, gente sana) at the invitation of organizer Arturo Curiel, CEC Regional Vice Chair for Mesoamerica. View their presentations. …  

27 Nov 2010 | News story

Esther Agbarakwe of Nigeria, IUCN CEC National Activator

CEC National Activator Wins Nigerian Youth Leadership Award

Esther Agbarakwe, CEC National Activator for Nigeria, is a winner in LEAP Africa’s 7th Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards. …  

26 Nov 2010 | News story

CEC member Yvonne Otieno (left) enjoys an origami lesson at the CEC booth in Nagoya, Japan

My Experience in Nagoya by CEC Young Professional Yvonne Otieno

"Three things I learned from participating in CEC activities in Nagoya: Planning, Teamwork and Clarity of Purpose," writes CEC member Yvonne Otieno of Kenya. …  

24 Nov 2010 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair
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Join our Biodiversity Communication Campaign
  • Biodiversity communication campaign launched in Jeju
Funny Talking Animals
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  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2012
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Bringing Science to Life: CEPA Side Event Reports
  • COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
  • Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA): A Toolkit for National Focal Points and NBSAP Coordinators
IUCN Science and Knowledge Management