cec 2009 annual report powerpoint

Commission on Education and
Annual Report to Council - November 2009
What is CEC?
Photo: Royal Roads University
CEC is a global network of voluntary practitioners and
experts with a mission to drive change towards
sustainability through leading communication, learning and
knowledge management in IUCN and the wider
conservation community.
Driving change means …
Network Facilitation: CEC stimulates collaboration and promotes cross-sectoral
dialogue and alliance processes, formal and informal.
Capacity Development: CEC has the capacity to design learning programs and is
engaged in professional development in the environmental sector.
Change Agent: CEC advocates and inspires transformation and behaviour change in
individuals, organizations, both within IUCN and externally to leverage larger impact.
Communication Catalyzer: CEC catalyzes communication and is a source of
catalytic communication in support of IUCN and the global sustainability agenda.
Partnership Builder: CEC offers authority in partnership processes that help
partners influence and be positively influenced by others.
Knowledge Management: CEC offers expertise in how to identify, create, represent
and distribute knowledge for learning and innovation.
Driving change means …
To drive change means that CEC has had to change.
• CEC is changing how it is organized
• CEC is adapting its membership and what it focuses on
• CEC is partnering with different parts of the Union in
new ways
• CEC is investing in recruiting new members to provide
the next generation of communication and learning
leadership for pressing issues today and tomorrow
• CEC is embedded across the “One Programme”
CEC Organizational Structure
CEC Chair
Focal Point in
Deputy Chair
Vice Deputy Chairs
Specialty Group Leaders
Liaisons to
Programme Directors
Regional Vice Chairs
National Activators
CEC Members
Special Advisors
• CEC is most
strongly connected
to the IUCN
programme in
biodiversity, climate
change and a green
economy, linked
with IUCN Global
Results 1.2, 2.1,
4.1, 5.2
Climate Change
Climate Change and the Military
• Raising awareness and building partnerships with IES,
CNA, NATO and retired military of national governments
• Disseminating military’s ‘strong signal’ for Copenhagen
Dialogues to link conservation and
security communities
Military experts from five continents warn…
“incremental, and at times, abrupt, climate
change is resulting in an unprecedented
scale of human misery, loss of biodiversity
and damage to infrastructure with
consequential security implications that
need to be addressed urgently.”
Learning about climate change
• CEC provided input on a
climate change curriculum for
Jeju, Korea training centre
• CEC sponsored a workshop
“Empowering public
participation in informed
decision-making” at FAO
Agricultural Biotechnologies
in Developing Countries:
Options and opportunities in
crops, forestry, livestock,
fisheries and agro-industry to
face the challenges of food
insecurity and climate change
CEC promoted
IUCN partnership
with National
Planetary Action
A communications
platform for
biodiversity and
climate change
Communicating Biodiversity
• Signed resolution to Encourage the philanthropic community to
increase their funding for visual communication for conservation
• Actively promoted WildSpeak conference for conservation
• Advised CDB on logo, and supporting
communication strategy and manual for
International Year of Biodiversity
Green Economy
• Supported IUCN and Rio
Tinto due diligence for
business and biodiversity
• Dialogues for project
proposal to SGS company
for in-house training on
• Next step: Business and
biodiversity reporting
capacity building – CEC
specialty chair
Photo: Argyle diamond mine, Rio Tinto 2009
Intergenerational Partnerships
• Facilitated
representation of young
people on IUCN
• Created Wiki and
Facebook resources for
Partnerships for
CEPA Workshops
Training workshops to build strategic communication
capacity of conservation professionals:
• Managers of protected areas in
• PA Managers, NBSAP Coordinators
in the Caribbean
• Strategic communication training
and ESD community building at
Bonn UNESCO conference
• Participants at World Environmental
Education Conference - Montreal
• Iberoamerican Environmental
Congress APECO, Peru
• Ecuador Ministry of Environment
Learning for professional development
Formal learning
Prepared MOU signed by IUCN
and Royal Roads University
to create an Institute to award
certificate for courses drawing
on a global range of e-learning
Photo: Royal Roads University
Informal learning
Building www clearinghouse for
informal providers of
sustainable e-learning courses
Learning for professional development
• Offered expert support
to IUCN dialogue
• Planned environmental
info centre in Spain
• Evaluated opportunities
for private sector
sustainability training
Learning for professional development
IUCN played a key role in developing a Voluntary Partnership Agreement
on forests between the Government of Ghana and the European Union
“I think we can take a lot of quiet
satisfaction from the role we
played in facilitating multistakeholder input and support
and thus enhancing the
likelihood of successful
implementation. It is also
gratifying to note that at a
recent meeting in Accra a
number of stakeholders publicly
attributed the critical turning
point to IUCN's (CEC and the
Secretariat) input on designing
and supporting the consultative
framework. To me this is IUCN
at its best!”
Stewart Maginnis
Future directions for CEC
Communicate climate change and
Strengthen regional focus
Deepen collaboration within the
“One Programme”
Broker alliances with nontraditional partners
Plan for the next generation of
Knowledge Management and
Engage new audiences, e.g.,
women and youth
Build the IUCN Institute
Communicate value of protected
areas as to biodiversity
Sustainable Education Learning
Centers Network
Evaluate new communication
tools and strategies
Continue to drive change
management best practice for
sustainable solutions
Inter-Commission collaboration
in support of the One Programme
Developed joint CEC-WCPA
work plan to:
• Communicate value of
protected areas to
• Build skills for PA
• Improve knowledge
Joint meeting of
Committees with
support of the
Government and the
SUR Office
Ecuador, May 2009
Email: [email protected]

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