IPSI Global Conference

Reshaping Our Future: Public Forum of the 9th IPSI Global Conference


DATE / TIME: 8 July 2023    13:30 – 17:30 (JST)

LOCATION: Akita, Japan 

The IPSI Secretariat will co-organise a public forum on the theme Reshaping Our Future: Youth Empowerment and Contribution to Living in Harmony with Nature 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 innovators, experts, and stakeholders. Additionally, it aims to identify potential partnerships and collaborations to further promote the sustainable development of SEPLS.

Participation & Registration

The session will be held at Suda Hall at the Akita International University in Japan. Participants who wish to attend on-site must register by 7 July.

You can find a map of the university’s campus here: Campus Map.

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This event will be held in English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation provided.


For a detailed programme please see this file: IPSI-9 Public Forum Programme

Please note that the programme is subject to change. 


The event is co-organised by the IPSI Secretariat, UNU-IAS, the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, and Akita International University.