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Welcome to IPSI Live Updates!

IPSI’s mini newsletter and your source for important events! Take a look at what opportunities June brings.
Live Updates:
  • IPSI-9 Public Forum in Japan
  • Youth art challenge
  • 39th UNU Global Seminar
  • Photobook of the Moroccan Atlas
  • Case study on implementing the Satoyama Initiative in Shuanglianpi
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- IPSI Secretariat

RCE Youth Art Challenge: From Waste to Art

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🎨The Global RCE Service Centre at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), in partnership with UNESCO, is now accepting submissions for the RCE Youth Art Challenge: From Waste to Art. The challenge is open to anyone aged 35 or younger worldwide.

This is an opportunity to create artwork to inspire others around the world to use resources more efficiently, reduce waste, and ultimately shift to sustainable consumption and production.

Entries should show the actions you or your local community are taking, with a focus on SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).

Deadline: 15 August 2023

Applications Open for 39th UNU Global Seminar 2023

Applications are now open for the 39th United Nations University Global Seminar, which will be held online on the 7, 8, and 9 of August 2023. Under the theme Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production: The Way Forward to Ensure Food Security, participants will discuss sustainable agriculture practices and explore how these practices can help ensure food security while reducing negative social and environmental impacts of production.

This is a certified course, designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are currently residing in Japan, as well as young professionals who are interested in the theme and networking opportunities.

The application deadline is 5 July 2023. For more information, please visit the UNU Global Seminar page.

Reshaping our Future: Youth Empowerment and Contribution to Living in Harmony with Nature

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The IPSI Secretariat will co-organise a public forum as part of the Ninth Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI-9) to be held in Akita City, Japan on 8–11 July 2023. The event will showcase youth initiatives and innovations that contribute to the conservation and sustainable development of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), which are human-influenced environments that encompass social, cultural, and ecological elements. The forum will facilitate knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities among youth leaders, experts, and stakeholders. Register to attend!

Date: 8 July 2023
Time: 13:30 – 17:30 JST
Venue: Suda Hall, Akita International University

Placing the High Atlas on the Global Map: A Visual Journey

The High Atlas Cultural Landscapes Programme is a conservation and development programme in the Moroccan High Atlas that supports rural communities to revitalise traditional practices, sustain livelihoods and restore nature. Established in 2013 by IPSI member the Global Diversity Foundation and the Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association, the Programme collaborates with over 35 municipalities, associations and cooperatives in the High Atlas, as well as 35 national and 30 international partners. Take a visual journey through their amazing photobook!

Implementing the Satoyama Initiative in Shuanglianpi, Yilan: Task Division and Multi-Agency Integration

The case study explores the successful implementation of the Satoyama Initiative in Shuanglianpi, Yilan. Stakeholders, including local residents, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations, collaborated to restore and conserve SEPLs while ensuring the sustainable livelihoods of the community. Actions undertaken included the promotion of sustainable farming practices, habitat restoration, and the development of eco-tourism activities. The case study underscores the effectiveness of task division and multi-agency integration in implementing the Satoyama Initiative, resulting in the conservation of SEPLs and the promotion of sustainable development in Shuanglianpi.

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Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
5–53–70 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925

Tel: +81 3-5467-1212
Fax: +81 3-3499-2828
Email: isi@unu.edu

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Cover photo by Ken Cheung on Unsplash

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The activities of the IPSI Secretariat are made possible through the financial contribution of the Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan