Commission on Education and Communication

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Become a Member

To be part of this exciting network, please complete the membership application form online, available in English, Spanish and French, and submit your request together with your CV. 

The application will enable CEC to better understand and serve your interests and to indicate the direction and level of your proposed voluntary commitment. CEC will review your application and new members will receive a confirmation email with CEC information.

If you would like to know more about the CEC, and the benefits and duties of membership, please visit our website and read the CEC Membership Guide.

Once a Member

After applications are approved, the members' contact details and email will be registered in the IUCN Union Portal, which allows for networking, interaction and the sharing of information across the Union.

To login, please visit the recover password page and type your registered email (used to apply for CEC membership). Once you receive your credentials by email, we would suggest you search for your profile and complete your biography, professional details, areas of expertise and add any other information you may wish. Add a picture, so we can see who you are!

The IUCN Union Portal guide for CEC members is available in English. It shows you how to update your profile, search for members in your region, in a specialty group or country, search for specific expertise, as well as create and share content like documents, news stories and consultations.

For more content on the IUCN Union Portal, please refer to the official user’s guides available in English, French and Spanish and video guides are available in English, French and Spanish. If you experience any issues logging in, please contact

To see a list of CEC members in your region, please go to the UNION PORTAL


CEC members are change management specialists, strategic communication and marketing experts, learning and capacity development practitioners, conservationists, behavioural and conservation psychologists, and educators from all sectors. We often work regionally, with universities, government ministries, NGOs and the private sector. Using the tools and methods of our professions, we promote learning and change towards conservation and sustainable development. Our vision encompasses the IUCN One Programme, with its support of the international environmental Conventions, and the promise of new partnerships for sustainability.

Membership provides access to a learning community with common goals. You will be invited to participate in activities, exchange ideas, contribute your opinions and apply your expertise. Members enjoy opportunities to advise on policy and strategy to support IUCN priorities. Member resources include a newsletter and website that facilitate knowledge exchanges and learning.

If you wish to contribute your professional experience as a CEC member, send an e-mail to

Showing your associations with CEC

You may show your membership in the Commission in writing as in these examples. Always include "IUCN" along with the Commission name:

  • Member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (IUCN CEC)
  • Member of IUCN CEC
  • Twenty members of IUCN CEC attended the meeting

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Get Involved


NEWS - We encourage all members to exchange ideas, contribute opinions, apply their expertise, advise on policy and strategy to support IUCN priorities, or simply share updates about projects and programmes. Download and complete our news submission form (English), Spanish or French, and email it to

All news are shared on the news blog at and via CEC Newsletters.

NEWSLETTERClick here to subscribe to our bi-montly newsletter

SOCIAL MEDIA – Everyone is invited to follow CEC online via the IUCN CEC Facebook Group or get short, timely messages from IUCN CEC via Twitter.

CEC Newsletter Dec 2016 - Chair's Message to Members


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