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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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Dr. Xenia I. Loizidou at Shots of Inspiration!

  Our Chairperson Dr. Xenia I. Loizidou talking on shared natural resources at Shots of Inspiration! Video: #ShotsOfInspiration    



Our scientific team was in Malta last week, carrying out a municipal waste characterization study, in order to identify the main types of waste disposed by households, restaurants and offices in Birgu. Furthermore our members participated among other 50 volunteers on a beach cleanup that took place at St. Thomas Beach, in Marsaskala. The beach cleanup was organised…


Awareness campaign about plastic pollution

In the framework of our awareness raising campaign on marine pollution caused mainly from plastics our team visited University of Cyprus and Cyprus University of Technology.   Students were also informed by our team members about the fight about single-use plastics and recycling. The initiative benefits from the support of Beyond PlasticMed.    


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