Conservation Education and Awareness Raising

Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA): A toolkit for coordinators of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).

Developed by CEPA experts of IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC).
Contact person: Rod Abson, Science and Knowledge Management Officer 

A Guide to Participatory Action Planning and Techniques for Facilitating Groups - Supporting people taking action for the wise use of wetlands and other natural resources through an integred approach to planning communication, education, participation and awareness raising (CEPA).

Contact person: Sandra Hails, CEPA Programme Officer

Communicating Biodiversity Conservation to Forest Owners in East-Central Europe: Major Issues and Model Communication Strategies.

Contact person: Alison Coleman, Regional Communications Officer, Brussels

Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development

Significant progress towards disaster reduction will require enhancing capacities and reducing vulnerabilities, which includes arresting environmental degradation and improving management of ecosystems and natural resources.

Environmental sustainability and disaster resilience must be built into local and national development to protect lives and assets, sustain livelihoods and manage climate change impacts. In order to support vulnerable countries in addressing these challenges, IUCN as a leading member of the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) has collaborated in designing and conducting a Training Course on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development aimed at strengthening resilience at national and local levels.

It can be adapted to suit various contexts and is aimed at policymakers, programme managers and practitioners from Government, working at national and sub-national levels in various sectors: environmental/natural resource management, environmental protection/ regulation, disaster management, urban planning, land-use planning, public finance, National Platforms for DRR, Hyogo Framework for Action focal points, and National Adaptation Plan of Action focal points. PEDRR also seeks to engage with regional and national training institutions to incorporate ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in ongoing training programmes.

Please contact Radhika Murti, Programme Officer – Ecosystem Management Programme, if you are interested in further information or wish to organize a training at national or sub-national level

Links to CEPA toolkit
Download the Guide to Participatory Action Planning
Download Communicating Biodiversity Conservation