Incoming CEC Chair Juliane Zeidler greets CEC members. This issue of the newsletter covers events at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, including CEC awards, along with news from members on a variety of topics worldwide.
Dear CEC Members,
I am extremely honoured to have been elected as the new global Chair for CEC by IUCN members at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju during September this year. It is with great relish and excitement that I take on this position and look forward to working with you to make the positive changes necessary through the great collaborative action of the CEC community.
While in Jeju, I had the pleasure of meeting many of you. We had some productive meetings, learnt many new approaches through the workshops, panel discussions, poster sessions and other activities. Apart from the election campaign, I myself had the opportunity to facilitate a few learning sessions. I very much look forward to reading about all the great activities and experiences that you had at the WCC in Jeju in this newsletter!
As many of you probably already know from our website, the new Steering Committee consists of a small number of focal people at this point, bringing around the table some silverbacks and new talent. Please visit www.iucn.org/cec to become acquainted with this interesting group! We will have our first meeting at the end of January 2013, where we will have many discussions on strategic activities which will make the CEC Programme 2013-2016 come to fruition in harmonisation with the IUCN One Programme. Here we will also discuss the new CEC structure and look forward to engaging you as an integral part of the CEC community.
Good wishes to you all!
P.S.: If you would like to learn a bit more about me and my work, you can still find my profile that was prepared for the elections here >>