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CENESTA (Center for Sustainable Development)

The Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable community- and culture-based development. Its main area of work is Iran and Southwest Asia. CENESTA experts have also engaged in extensive activities in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and in the international arena in general. CENESTA is a member of IUCN—the International Union for Conservation of Nature and is a founding member of the ICCA Consortium—the international organisation dedicated to conservation by indigenous peoples and traditional communities.


Date of Establishment:

01-Jan, 1979

Purpose of Organization:

Set up in Tehran originally in 1979 and re-organised after the war in 1991, CENESTA is active in the following areas:
- Community empowerment and equity (participatory development planning, social animation, Community Investment Funds and rural credit schemes, women and development initiatives);
- Community health, environmental health and pollution control;
National international policies for sustainable development;
- Social communication;
- Renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass technologies);
- Sustainable agriculture (non-chemical control of pests, regenerative soil management, agroforestry, farming systems research);
- Collaborative management of natural resources (common property management, traditional management institutions for watershed, fisheries, water, pasture, etc.);
- Living with the desert (policy and practice on arid lands, nomadic pastoralism, climatic and vernacular architecture);
- Environmental impact assessment studies;
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Iran, Islamic Rep.of

Contact Details
Street Address:
142 AZERBAIJAN AVENUE
13169 TEHRAN
Zip Code:
13169
City/Town:
Tehran
Country:
Iran, Islamic Rep.of
Telephone No.:
98 21 6697 2973
Fax Phone:
98 21 6640 0811
Website:
http://www.cenesta.org
Email:
khadija@cenesta.org
Organization founded:
Jan-01-1979

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Desertification
  • Land Degradation
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Regional

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Ms. Khadija Razavi Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Executive Director
    Email:
    khadijacenesta.org


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