Environmental Citizenship with IUCN

Environmental Citizenship Program part of Bahrain Women Association – for Human Development participated in the IUCN World Conservation Congress is the worlds largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, the Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.


The world leading decision makers in sustainable development from governments, NGOs, business, the UN and academia.


Together in one place for 10 days: to debate, share, network, learn, commit, vote and decide. The objective: ideas, action and solutions for a diverse and sustainable world.


The Congress had two main parts:


The Forum

The 4 day Forum, the planets biggest marketplace of sustainability knowledge, ideas and solutions, was hosted by IUCN and hundreds of their member organizations and partners. The Forum included more than 800 workshops, dialogues, roundtable discussions, training courses and partnership building events, as well as art, culture and cinema. Exhibitions, theme pavilions and special events happened through the Forum and into the Assembly.

The Members Assembly

The four day Assembly is a unique global environmental parliament, behind many of the most important global conservation initiatives over the past 60 years. More than 1,000 IUCN member organizations – governments and NGOs – from some 160 countries debated and voted on a wide range of environment and sustainable development issues and policies. Also on the agenda there were discussion and approval of IUCNs work program for the next four years, and elections for IUCNs next President and Council.


Environmental Citizenship Program participated in “Women & Environment” fair with the program’s and Bahrain Women Association – for Human Development’s publishes and products which got a very good feedback of the audience who attended the fair as it was reflecting the unique and creative side of Environmental Citizenship Program and the Bahrain Women Association – for Human Development work.

Environmental Citizenship Program has also participated in IUCN election as the program represents a member of IUCN network.

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