Katalin Czippán

Katalin Czippán works for the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) as the international coordinator of the ELENA project. She also supports for the Budapest Water Summit 2016 by collecting and editing articles to present practical solution that contributes to achieving the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal on water. She has been also invited by Institute of Executive Training and Continuing Education of the National University of Public Service to develop a training course and a handbook on “Sustainable development” and conduct several trainings.

Previously Ms. Czippán was the Deputy Head of the Strategy Department at the Office of the Ombudsman for the Future Generations. She also served as a Director for Environmental Education and Communication Program Office in Hungary, a governmental institute whose task was to develop strategies and policies for all type of education. She has contributed to the development of the UNECE Strategy of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Competences in Education for ESD. She worked with the Hungarian and Georgian governments developing environmental education and education for sustainability strategy.

In her early career she was a President and CEO of the IUCN member Göncöl Foundation, where with her colleagues among the others she established a nomadic camp system, where during its 30-year history about 2000 children lived in harmony with nature for ten days, published a magazine on nature, built nature trails, prepared the environmental law of Hungary and ran nature-education centres. She is a recognised NGO leader, coordinator and one of the founders of a strong NGO network and its online communication system in early ’90-s in Hungary.

CEC member since 2000 and from 2007 served as Regional Vice Chair for Europe and member of the Steering Committee and Bureau for 5 years, representing CEC in several processes developing regional and global strategies like in Regional Forums and the Programme Week of IUCN. Ran workshops, events and facilitated contact groups in four World Conservation Congresses.

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