Michael Hošek, Czech Republic

18 April 2012 | Article
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I see IUCN as a strong organization that uses its excellent scientific background with no need to further strengthen expert activities. Based on my experience from the Czech Republic and all Europe, I currently consider communication as the most challenging point, both within the community of Members and with the public.

We may undoubtedly be proud of our professional results. However, we constantly underestimate communication and strategic planning based on participative management. A better balance is needed between our expertise, policy making, and promotion.

If elected, I intend:

  • to improve communication between the Members with an effort to use more efficiently our capacities within and for the IUCN;
  • to serve as a member of the Council, which is not just another scientific board, but which represents a real advisory and executive body helping the IUCN on its way towards sustainable future.

Michael Hošek, Deputy Director, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic


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1 Michael Hošek Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic
Improving communication between members - second part
Second part of the text (sorry, system allowed me to writte full comment and then reduced it): Membership itself is only a passive role and starting point. I also think that this is the right time to discuss separation of regions, not matching with the current situation. See you in Jeju! Michael
June 4, 2012 - 15:50
2 Michael Hošek Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic
Improving communication between members
Dear Jonathan, Thank you for the question. In general, it is visible that communication between common members and IUCN Headquarters has been descending, also because of decreasing personnel capacities. This causes a state in which everybody expects activity from the partner – nothing desirable. I know this problem from other organizations with huge number of members. Therefore I think we need to discuss the roles and basic incentives for members, otherwise we will be losing more and more of their capacities and willingness to cooperate. Membership itself is only a passive role and starting po
June 4, 2012 - 15:45
3 Jonathan Hughes IUCN National Committee UK & Wildlife Trusts
Improving communication between members
Michael - I like your focus on improving communication between members. Can you give a couple of examples of how you'll achieve this? Best of luck in Jeju! Jonathan
May 29, 2012 - 01:34
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