Thrust Areas


CEE’s programmes/projects are organised around thrust areas. As an organising principle, this helps us indicate our focus and plan our activities. These thrust areas are a dynamic listing.

  • Education for Children: Develop, coordinate and conduct a number of educational programmes for school children. Using mainly a "cluster approach", the programme reaches out over 3000 schools across the country today.

  • EE in Higher Education: Recognize the need to extend EE to college students who are on the threshold of becoming active participants in society, as citizens, decision makers and leaders.

  • Examination Systems for EE: Research and test innovative and creative ways of measurement, monitoring and evaluation of learning.

  • Education for Youth: Create awareness and involve youth in formal and non-formal environmental improvement action projects.

  • Communicating Environment through the Media: Optimally utilize existing and new media networks as powerful means of reaching the community at large.

  • Experiencing Nature: Introduce children and adults to the beauty and harmony of nature, and in the process sensitize them to the need for concern and conservation.

  • EE through Interpretation: Design interpretive programmes to transform the visits to zoos, national parks and other heritage sites, into exciting educational experiences.

  • Knowledge Management for Sustainable Development: Serve as a knowledge centre on key sustainable development issues, and as a resource base for comprehensive and relevant information.

  • Industry Initiatives: Work with the industrial sector to facilitate acceptance of the concept of waste minimization as a tool for sustainable growth and profits. 

  • Sustainable Rural Development: Develop programmes for income generation and better utilization of resources, through field programmes designed specifically for rural communities.

  • Water and Sanitation: Provide infrastructure, educational, communication, and experiential support for developing village water supply, sanitation and hygiene systems.

  • Sustainable Urban Development: Facilitate exchange of ideas on urban environment and planning issues, community participation, and partnerships with local governing bodies.

  • Waste Management: Develop education tools and facilitate the establishment of management systems for solid as well as biomedical wastes.

  • EE for Fragile Areas: Demonstrate ecologically sound alternatives to support sustainable resource management in ecologically fragile areas.

  • Biodiversity Conservation: Coordinate education, awareness, training and networking programmes that focus on biodiversity and its conservation.

  • Eco-tourism: Promote tourism practices that are environmentally sustainable, economically beneficial to local communities, and educational experiences for tourists.

  • Disaster Preparedness and Rehabilitation: Work on a long-term basis with communities affected by disasters, and strengthen their livelihood opportunities.

  • Training, Networking and Capacity Building: Offer professional and short-term training and capacity-building in EE and sustainable development issues; Pool institutional resources and extend the reach of programmes through linkages with various agencies.

  • Facilitating NGO and Community Initiatives: Support activities which demonstrate community-based, innovative, gender-sensitive and sustainable approaches.

  • Initiatives for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Promote the goal of education as the basis for a sustainable human society, through training, internships, youth programmes, consultancy and research.
     

  • Research in EE and ESD: Document, analyze and research the experiences of CEE and other organizations in EE and ESD.