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.

Call for Proposals: “Satoyama Development Mechanism 2014”

IPSI is pleased to share information about an open call for proposals under the “Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) 2014”. SDM is an IPSI Collaborative Activity established by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) in order to facilitate further implementation of IPSI activities.

The objectives of SDM are to:

(1)    Promote the implementation of activities under the IPSI Strategy and Plan of Action

(2)    Promote the development of model practices for living in harmony with nature through sustainable use of SEPLS and contribution to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

(3)    Provide an incentive for IPSI members to strengthen partnerships and to generate a knock-on effect from joint activities for the sustainable use of SEPLS

One or two projects will be selected under each of the four SDM project types, and will be provided with a maximum support of approximately 10,000 USD for their implementation.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 August, 2014.

Please refer to the IGES website here for further details.