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ISAP 2023: SEPLS Management as Integrated, Inclusive and Localised Actions towards a Nature Positive Society


Date/Time: 29 January 2024/ 14:00 – 15:30 JST

Venue: Online

Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) are dynamic mosaics of habitats and land/sea use that provide the goods and services needed for human life while being managed to maintain biodiversity. On 29 January 2024, UNU-IAS and the IPSI Secretariat will co-organise a thematic track session at the 2023 International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP) focused on how SEPLS can promote integrated, inclusive and localised actions towards sustainable societies, particularly those that are “nature positive” and oriented towards biodiversity conservation and restoration. It will also discuss the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM), a seed funding programme under the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) that supports IPSI member organisations in implementing projects which promote, conserve, or restore socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS). 

This event is co-organised in partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). 


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


To participate online, please register in advance.  



  • Koji Miwa (Policy Researcher, Biodiversity and Forests, IGES) 

Opening Remarks 

  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi (President, IGES / Visiting Professor, UNU-IAS) 

Presentations and Panel Discussion 

  • Koji Miwa (Policy Researcher, Biodiversity and Forest, IGES) 
  • Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir (Chairperson, Unnayan Onneshan (UO)) 
  • Malin Jönsson (Director, Fundacion Semillas de Vida, A.C., Mexico) 
  • Alice JJ Hsu, Coordinator (Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation (TXOAF)) 
  • Dese Yadeta Edesa (Researcher, Forest and Rangeland Plants Biodiversity Research, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI)) 

Closing Remarks 

  • Wataru Suzuki (Director, Biodiversity Strategy Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan) 

For more information go to the ISAP 2023 website