Commission on Education and Communication

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Become a Member

The CEC recognizes that the scientific knowledge and conservation polices generated by the IUCN are more successful in the motivation of action when it is supported with constructive dialogs. Therefore, to make the IUCN more effective at reaching its goals, the CEC creates an active community within the Union through the utilization of cutting edge learning techniques and knowledge management processes. 

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

Visit the highlighted pages if you would like to know more about CEC’s program overview for 2017-2020, membership guide, specialty groups, resources and to get to know the CEC members sitting on the steering committee.

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

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.

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

Show 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
  • IUCN CEC Brand Manual

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All members are encouraged to exchange ideas, contribute opinions, apply their expertise, share updates about projects and programmes on CEC platforms: Union portal, CEC blog, Facebook, twitter. Download submission form (English), Spanish or French, and email it to




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