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.


26 February 2018, International Symposium on SEPLS and Eco-DRR


The “2018 International Symposium on Resilience of Socio-ecological Production Landscape – Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)” was held at the Center for Condensed Matter Sciences of National Taiwan University in Chinese Taip... [ more ]

16-17 January 2018: Workshop on incorporation of integrated landscape management approaches in NBSAPs


On 16 and 17 January 2018, IPSI members The University of Tokyo’s Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (UTIR3S) and UNU-IAS, the host of the IPSI Secretariat, co-organized an international workshop entitled “Mainstreaming Biodi... [ more ]

11-16 December 2017: IPSI Side Events at CBD SBSTTA-21 and WG8J-10


The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held the Twenty-first Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-21) from 11-14 December and the Tenth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Artic... [ more ]

4 October 2017: International Forum on Biocultural Diversity


The first in a planned series of international forums to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity was held on 4 October 2017 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, titled "Biocultural diversity &... [ more ]

6-8 September 2017: GEF-Satoyama Project Gender Mainstreaming Workshop in Tokyo, Japan


A workshop on gender mainstreaming was held on 6-8 September 2017 at the United Nations University Headquarters building in Tokyo, Japan, organized by Conservation International Japan under the “GEF-Satoyama Project“. Members of the IPSI Secretar... [ more ]

26 July 2017: ISAP2017 Thematic Track Session “Putting sustainability at the heart of landscape and seascape management – Key roles played by subnational and local governments”


The IPSI Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) organized a thematic track session on “Putting sustainability at the heart of landscape and seascape management – Key roles played by subnational and ... [ more ]

28-30 June 2017: IPSI Case Study Workshop in Tokyo, Japan


A workshop was held by the IPSI Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) from 28 to 30 June 2017 at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan as part of the process to... [ more ]

18-20 April 2017: Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Sabah, Malaysia


Report and abstracts now available The summary report and collected presentation abstracts for the Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Sabah is now available for download here. The report contains a great deal of information about the workshop ... [ more ]

23-26 January 2017: COMDEKS Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop


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 Knowledg... [ more ]

8 December 2016: CBD COP 13 Side Event “Contributions of funding mechanisms under the Satoyama Initiative to mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being”


The IPSI Secretariat at UNU-IAS, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Conservation International (CI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat, held a side event... [ more ]