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.

24-26 June 2015: IPSI Case Study Workshop in Tokyo, Japan

A workshop was held by the IPSI Secretariat with collaboration from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) from 24 to 26 June 2015 at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan as part of a major effort to make the growing body of IPSI case studies more useful for practitioners and other stakeholders involved with SEPLS. The theme of this year’s workshop was “Enhancing knowledge for better management of SEPLS”, covering topics regarding ways to identify, collect, document, maintain, exchange, refine, augment and make use of information and knowledge for better management of SEPLS.

Selected IPSI case study authors from around the world engaged in intensive discussions over the three days with many insights about challenges and potential outcomes of work in SEPLS.

The workshop was held as part of the process toward the publication of a “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review” with the same theme as the workshop, including write-ups of the case studies presented and a synthesis paper aimed at bringing together the various projects and extracting lessons learned. The publication is planned to be launched by the end of 2015.

Group photo at Case Study Workshop Tokyo 2015