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.

To join IUCN CEC, write to cec@iucn.org.
CEC works closely with the Capacity Development Unit within the Programme and Policy Group. 



Dr. Susan Mainka

Introducing Sue Mainka, Head of IUCN Science and Learning

Sue Mainka has been appointed Head of Science and Learning in the newly established Science and Learning Unit in IUCN.  This is the new home for the Commission on Education and Communication within the IUCN Secretariat. …  

02 Mar 2010 | News story

Learning and Leadership

Gillian Martin Mehers is CEC Specialty Group Leader for Learning & Leadership

Gillian Martin Mehers invites CEC members to join her in a group focused on innovative informal learning processes and techniques, including the use of Web 2.0 social networking tools. The aim is to enhance professional development and increase productivity and leadership in the sustainable development field. …  

02 Mar 2010 | News story

Ginkgo biloba

CEC National Activators as of March 2010

CEC has selected National Activators in several more regions: Eastern and Southern Africa, North Africa, Europe, South and South East Asia. Here is the complete list as of March 2010, including all CEC members who have accepted this volunteer position. Welcome!

02 Mar 2010 | News story

Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, talks about behaviour change and climate change

Spanish E-Learning Channel interviews CEC Member Frits Hesselink

This 21-minute video on climate change is part of a course on sustainable development. The video, Verdades y mentiras sobre el cambio climatico, was produced by UNED, the Spanish Distance Education Channel. It includes an interview with CEC Special Advisor Frits Hesselink.

02 Mar 2010 | News story

La réunion des animateurs de la commission d’éducation et de communication de l’UICN en Afrique centrale et occidentale

Tommy Garnett réuni les animateurs nationaux de la CEC à Sierra Leone

Félicité Mangang, Chargée de communication du Bureau UICN pour le Programme pour l’Afrique Centrale et Occidentale (PACO) nous informe sur la réunion des animateurs de la CEC d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre en Sierra Leone.

02 Mar 2010 | News story

Carlos Micilio, Consultora Urbano Ambiental, CEC member

Psychology behind littering: A CEC member's opinion

CEC member Carlos Micilio, an urban environmental consultant, recently published an opinion piece on the psychology behind littering in Waste Management World. ¿Ha leído...? La pobreza no es excusa. Una mirada a la psicología detrás de tirar la basura (en inglés).   …  

02 Mar 2010 | News story

Centro Regional de Especialización y Experiencias en EDS RCE Bogotá

Centro Regional de Especialización y Experiencias en EDS RCE Bogotá

CEC member Olga Bermúdez is director of a regional centre engaged in Education for Sustainable Development in Bogotá, Colombia. She shares news from the Centre and notes the involvement of another CEC member, Charles Hopkins of UNU and UNESCO.    …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

CEC member Suzana Padua and her husband, Claudio, winners of an award for social entrepreneurship in Brazil

CEC Member Suzana Padua Wins Social Entrepreneur Award

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship with the newspaper Folha de São Paulo recently recognized CEC member Suzana Padua and her husband, Claudio, for their work in the institute they founded, IPE-Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas. Suzana is CEC Regional Vice-Chair for South America.

01 Mar 2010 | News story

Arturo Curiel, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair

CEC Member Arturo Curiel Wins Jalisco Science Award

Dr. Arturo Curiel Ballesteros, a researcher from the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias (CUCBA), University of Guadalajara (Mexico) received an award for his research work of 30 years at the CUCBA.  Arturo is IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Meso America.

01 Mar 2010 | News story

Anjona, 13, lost her home to the rising sea in the Sunderbans, India

Film Puts Human Face on Climate Change in India

CEC member Krishnendu Bose is an independent filmmaker from India. He shares his recent production, a six-minute film that puts a human face on climate change with the story of a girl from the Sunderbans area of India, impacted by rising sea levels.   …  

22 Feb 2010 | News story

Juliane Zeidler, CEC Chair
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Join our Biodiversity Communication Campaign
  • Biodiversity communication campaign launched in Jeju
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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