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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

#BeMed We are ready! 

Training for trainers by M. Loizides and X.Loizidou. Our team is ready for school visits and presentations showcasing the problem of single-use plastics and its negative impacts on the environment, in the framework of Beyond Plastic Med – BeMed project.  The initiative benefits from the support of Beyond Plastic Med. More info about the project…


Έρευνα: Χαρτογραφώντας το… σεξισμό

Οδοί με γυναικεία ονόματα σε ανεπάρκεια στο Δήμο Λευκωσίας! Με πολύ μικρό ποσοστό γυναικείων ονομάτων σε οδούς εμφανίζεται η πρωτεύουσά μας.  (English version follows) Με αφορμή την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Κοριτσιών, που καθιέρωσε ο ΟΗΕ να γιορτάζεται κάθε 11 του Οκτώβρη, το Κέντρο Μελετών και Έρευνας ΑΚΤΗ, πραγματοποίησε μια πρωτότυπη έρευνα: πόσοι δρόμοι της Λευκωσίας φέρουν…


Our “responsible” map is getting bigger!

We want to THANK the new members of the Responsible Coastal Businesses Network, which falls within the “Zero Waste Beach” program, implemented by AKTI with the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, in an effort to tackle marine litter, mainly from plastics! The 13 Coastal Businesses that joined the network this week are:  Pas To Kima Restaurant,…


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