CBD Events

Side Events at CBD SBSTTA14 in Nairobi


The fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place from 10 to 21 May 2010, at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi. On this occasion, Side events to know more about Satoyama Initiative were held on 10 and 17 May, addressing its concept and approach as well as its partnership vision.

“Socio-ecological production landscapes” have been shaped over the years by the interactions between people and nature in ways that maintain biodiversity and provide humans with goods and services needed for their well-being. The management of these landscapes could be compatible with the Ecosystem Approach and the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines on the Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity and advancing these could contribute to achieving the post-2010 Target of the CBD.

The overall objective of the Satoyama Initiative is to promote and support socio-ecological production landscapes to maintain their contribution to human well-being and to the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Together with the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) would be open to all organisations dealing with socio-ecological production landscapes to foster synergies in the implementation of their respective activities.

10 May Side Event

10 May Side Event


17th May Side Event

17th May Side Event

Agenda and Meeting Documents

SBSTTA14 Side Event Programme (10 May 2010)


SBSTTA14 Side Event Programme (17 May 2010)



Paris Declaration on the Satoyama Initiative -The Initiative and what it intends to achieve

Somaly Chan, Director, International Convention and Biodiversity, Department of the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia download

Proposal to launch an International Partnership to support implementation of the Initiative (10 May)

Dennis Garrity, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), on behalf of Bioversity International, UNEP and ICRAF download

Proposal to launch an International Partnership to support implementation of the Initiative(17 May)

Toby Hodgkin, Principal Scientist, Bioversity International on behalf of ICRAF, UNEP and Bioversity International download

Managing Biodiversity in the Landscape

Nik Sekhran, Principal Technical Adviser: Biodiversity and Ecosystems, UNDP download

Community-based initiatives for environment & sustainable development in Socio-ecological production landscapes

Fumiko Fukuoka, Deputy Global Manager The GEF Small Grants Programme download

Proposed Financial Mechanism to Support Communities Advancing Socio-ecological Production Landscapes

Toshio Torii, Global Biodiversity Strategy Office Nature Conservation Bureau Ministry of the Environment, Japan download