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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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What's New

Cyprus Participates in a New Major Project to Combat Desertification in Rural Areas of Southern Europe and Northern Africa

A new European project, TERRASAFE, brings together eleven European and one North African country to tackle the increasing threat of desertification in rural areas of Cyprus, Italy, Romania, Spain and Tunisia. Desertification is the process by which productive land and soils lose their capacity to sustain crop production or natural vegetation as a result of unsustainable…


Απονεμήθηκαν τα «Zero Waste HoReCa Champions Awards 2024»!

🎥 Zero Waste HoReCa Champions Awards 2024 H τελετή βράβευσης των «Zero Waste HoReCa Champions Awards 2024» πραγματοποιήθηκε με επιτυχία στις 25 Ιουνίου υπό την αιγίδα της Προέδρου της Βουλής των Αντιπροσώπων, κας Αννίτας Δημητρίου. Εκεί αναγνωρίστηκαν οι προσπάθειες 9 μικρών και μεγάλων επιχειρήσεων του τομέα της φιλοξενίας και καφεστίασης. Οι επιχειρήσεις αυτές αναγνωρίστηκαν για τις…


Mediterranean Islands Unite for Climate Action: Kickoff of RESIsles Project!

Cyprus, Crete, and Malta are teaming up to boost citizen participation in democratic processes for the environment through the new RESIsles project. Led by AKTI Project and Research Centre, with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and Nature Trust – FEE Malta, this project will empower over 1,700 citizens—especially youth, women, and rural communities—through school…


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