Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) joins IUCN

04 December 2009 | News story

IUCN welcomes the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) to its worldwide network. CENN was admitted as NGO Member by the IUCN Council at its 73rd meeting on November 24, 2009.

CENN is a non-governmental, regional organization established in 1998 and specialized in the fields of civil society development and institutional strengthening, environmental research and policy, resources and compliance management, communication and environment.

Since its establishment, CENN has worked at local, national and regional levels in the Caucasus region. CENN believes in networking and cooperation in the context of environmental issues. In a large number of jointly implemented activities and projects all three South Caucasus countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia - participated to find common solutions to local and regional environmental problems.

With 5 offices throughout the South Caucasus region and more than 30 full time staff members, CENN has the capability, experience and commitment to provide a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality. CENN has 11 years experience in delivering modern solutions for public and business sectors as well as communities, assisting them in managing their environmental and related risks and helping them to achieve competitive advantage through improved environmental and social performance.

CENN’s electronic network in the Caucasus region is a comprehensive information service with more than 16,000 subscribers. The CENN electronic service contains daily news and announcements, weekly digests and monthly bulletins and is regularly used by active society members, NGOs, governmental agencies and business, as well as international development organizations worldwide.

Currently, CENN cooperates with various State, non-governmental and private organizations and international donors and partners such as USAID, European Commission, Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UNEP DTIE, Mercy Corps, CARE and others within the frameworks of different initiatives on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, land degradation, gender and environment, socio-economic integration, strengthening local capacity, reducing poverty in the South Caucasus region, sustainable improvements for IDP settlements, etc.