A South America Regional Workshop on the Satoyama Initiative and its International Partnership was held at Manhattan Plaza Hotel, Brasília, Brazil on 22 September 2010, organised by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS).
The purpose of the workshop was 1) to enhance understanding of the Satoyama Initiative and discuss its applicability to the South America region, and 2) to discuss expected activities and possible participation in the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI). The workshop was attended by government representatives from 6 countries in the South American region (Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru), as well as experts based in the region.
The Workshop has provided an arena for fruitful discussions among the participants, including the applicability and usefulness of the Satoyama Initiative in the South American context and beyond, which will be fed into discussions at CBD COP 10.
Agenda and Meeting Documents
List of Participants
What is the Satoyama Initiative
Daiji Kawaguchi, Assistant Director, Biodiversity Strategy Office, Nature Conservation Bureau, MOEJ download
Agroforestry and the socio-ecological production landscapes
Roberto Porro, Regional Coordinator, Latin America of the World Agroforestry Centre ? ICRAF download
The values of applying the Satoyama Initiative concept to South America
Fabio Vaz Ribeiro de Almeida, Executive Coordinator, Institute for Society, Population and Nature (ISPN), national host institute of GEF-SGP in Brazil download
The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative and its proposed activities
Fumiko Nakao, Fellow, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) download