CEC Newsletter December 2021
New year, new opportunities to engage!
The Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) recognises that knowledge is only useful in influencing conservation policies and actions if people are engaged in constructive dialogue and motivated to action by its findings. In this line, we are looking to provide you opportunities to expand your network, share your expertise, and exchange and learn to build a global community committed to using education and communication in support of the conservation of nature. You are invited to join to these initiatives and to let us know about your work to open new other opportunities to CEC members. Let’s make our voice and actions going beyond in 2022!
Children, education and nature is one of the #NatureForAll thematic areas, which is now supporting the project "Greening Schools Grounds and Outdoor Learning". This initiative is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 4 (Quality Education) and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and seeks to engage, build networks, identify scalable strategies and deepen our understanding of how to support the worldwide movement of schoolyard greening. You are invited to share your knowledge and experience related to this movement. Check more info here.
Nature Education for Sustainability
CEC members are attending planning sessions in order to co-create the Strategy and Workplan for Nature Education for Sustainability 2021-2025. Based on the 2021-2025 CEC Mandate, this collaborative process with CEC members and the Union aims to consolidate global work on education such as seeking to have nature fully integrated into all education approaches, formal, non-formal and informal. You can join to the CEC Nature Education for Sustainability’s Network and be part of this inspiring process in “My memberships" section, after login in your IUCN account here. We would like to thank all CEC members who participated in our collaboration with UNESCO. This year UNESCO published the report “Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education”, in which we were included as contributors! You can access the document here.
Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnership
The CEC-led youth engagement strategy implemented at the latest IUCN World Conservation Congress has resulted in an exciting, Union-wide effort to formalize the way IUCN works with and for youth and young professionals. During the Global Youth Summit on 3 September 2021 in Marseille, France, the IUCN Director General, in consultation with the six Commission Chairs, presented the Management Response to the Review of Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnership across IUCN. In it, IUCN commits to establishing a new Youth Advisory Committee, a Heritage, Culture and Youth team in the Secretariat, and to delivering the first-ever IUCN Youth Engagement Strategy. Read more here.
Reimagine Conservation is a global partnership that promotes a culture for conservation and care for the planet. It is a movement, people-centered and built from the bottom-up created in partnership with the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy. It starts by challenging the status quo, listening to diverse audiences, and together, reimagining a new way of caring and protecting the planet and each other. We invite you to join to this network in “My memberships" section, after login in your IUCN account here and you can find more info here.
Membership renewal and new applications!
We apologize if you have experienced issues during the membership renewal process and/or updating your profile. We are transitioning into an update process for the IUCN website, which involves updating the CEC website as well. Therefore, the system is going through some adjustments that can interfere with your experience when visiting the IUCN Portal and website. We encourage you to be patient and invite your colleagues to join to the Commission. They can apply here.
Next year we will provide to CEC members more opportunities to be involved, wishing to have a greater and more engaged Commission in 2022! Have a happy and safe season!
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