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AKTI Project and Research Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was established in 2000 by a group of experts in environmental issues and has succeeded today to create an extensive network of collaborators and volunteers for raising environmental awareness and promoting sustainable development.

Areas of Work

Applied Environmental

AKTI implements environmental research based on the Cyprus’s context, scale and particularities aiming to provide answers and tangible solutions to the island’s environmental challenges. It also transfers good practices that are applied abroad and pilot tests while adjusting them to the Cyprus needs.

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Environmental Education and Vocational Training

AKTI promotes and supports the construction of a knowledge based society with active mobilised citizens. It collaborates with schools, Universities and local authorities in various initiatives including environmental education and awareness raising activities focusing on specific issues that are of particular relevance and interest to the Cyprus society such as water saving, recycling, biodiversity, etc.

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Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

AKTI has been actively engaged in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), a process for the management of coasts using an integrated approach, regarding all aspects of the coastal zone, including geographical and political boundaries, in an attempt to achieve sustainability.

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Public Outreach and

AKTI disseminates information on environmental issues through e-mails, workshops, publications in scientific journals, local newspapers and broadcasts in traditional and social media. AKTI implements various environmental and awareness raising campaigns. It also owns a library specialized in environmental end coastal issues.

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Hiking at Avakas Gorge on the Akamas Peninsula

📍 𝑨𝒗𝒂𝒌𝒂𝒔 𝑮𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆 is an amazing masterpiece of nature located at the 𝑨𝒌𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒔 𝑷𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒖𝒍𝒂 and is considered as a trekker paradise 🛤, offering stunning views through the beautiful local flora 🌺 and fauna 🐦. 🎥 Here is a video from our hiking trip at Avakas Gorge, through which the beauty of nature is captured! 👉…


AKTI is implementing Ocean Conservancy’s Brand Data Survey

📢 #AKTI is implementing 𝑶𝒄𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒚’𝒔 𝑩𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝑺𝒖𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒚 on 3 selected beaches around the island. We are identifying the main brands but also determining whether this litter originates in Cyprus or is washed ashore from neighbouring countries. Selected beaches: 📍 Karnagio Beach, Limassol 📍 Faros Beach, Paphos 📍 Xylophagou Beach, Larnaca 📊 The results will be…


Preparatory Working Group meeting: Engaging citizens in disaster risk management

Our Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Dr Xenia Loizidou, part of the panel for innovative methods for citizens engagement. ✅ #potavristou has been selected as a best practice by the International Cooperation Team of Civil Protection Policy Unit/ DG ECHO! 👉 For more information: Agenda Proposed discussion document for the preparatory Working group meeting


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