CEC encourage different groupings based on thematic areas, work priorities and/or regional scope to develop as appropriate to meet local needs for education and communication. Our members work together to strengthen IUCN and the wider conservation community. 

CEC members supports IUCN to unlock the potential of networks to connect conservation with human values, and to motivate conservation values, norms, behaviours and actions.

As the oldest commission of IUCN, we add value to the important issues the Union discusses by bringing together expertise and lessons learnt from diverse fields, including strategic communication, conservation psychology, social and behaviour change communications, and education for sustainability, among others, to encourage nature-based organisations to connect effectively with people.

Get involved! 

The Commission is looking for change and management specialists, strategic communication and marketing experts, learning and capacity development practitioners, conservationists, behavioural and conservation psychologists, and educators from all sectors. You are invited to become a member!

Membership provides access to a learning community with common goals, so CEC members are invited to initiate and participate in activities, exchange ideas, contribute their opinions and apply their expertise. CEC members have the opportunity to advise on policy and strategy in support of IUCN priorities. 

If you want to be part of CEC's work, you are invited to become a member. Please start your application creating your IUCN account, here: https://portals.iucn.org/commissions/

If you are a CEC member, you can contact other members through the Union portal, and share your stories and initiatives through our channels Facebook and Twitter.


For general information about the Commission on Education and Communication, please email cec@iucn.org. For queries about CEC membership please fill in the Commission Contact Form. For more specific information, please see below and contact the relevant CEC Leader.