International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

23-26 January 2017: COMDEKS Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop

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The Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) project is a unique global programme implemented by the UNDP as a collaborative activity under IPSI from 2011 to 2017. The project held its Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop from 23 to 26 January in San Jose, Costa Rica in order to promote the Satoyama Initiative, build capacity among participants and promote further synergies, and to analyze results and conclusions of the project, which is now in the finalizing stages.

Almost all of the National Coordinators in charge of overseeing the projects funded by the Japan Biodiversity Fund through the GEF Small Grants Programme and implemented in the 20 COMDEKS countries were able to attend the workshop, as well as members of the IPSI Secretariat and many other IPSI-related people. The workshop consisted of three days of presentations and discussions, plus an excursion to some of the COMDEKS project sites in the Rio Jesus Maria watershed in Costa Rica.

For more information on the COMDEKS project, please see its website here.