Katalin Czippán

Katalin Czippán is an educator, having experience in the field of communication and education for sustainable development from nature camps to policy making, from kindergarten to public officers; experienced project manager and coordinator of national and international programs and projects. She is an active leader of the Commission on Education and Communication of the IUCN since 2007 and from 2016 she serves as deputy chair. 
Recently she works for the National University of Public Service (NUPS) and as an international consultant on education and communication for sustainable development issues. Among the others for NUPS she developed a handbook and has been running training courses on “Sustainable development” for public officers. In her early carrier in Hungary at Göncöl Foundation with her colleagues she established a nomadic camp system, where during its 35-year history more than 2000 children lived in harmony with nature, published a magazine on nature, built nature trails, developed and ran nature-education centres. Based on these experiences later she served Hungarian and other governments, organizations to develop and implement education strategies, programs, campaigns to connect people with nature for valuing and protecting our planet.  
She believes that the role and aim of education and communication in targeting sustainability is supporting personal and organisational learning which opens the heart, stimulates the mind and lifts the spirit.