International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

Institute for Sustainable Development Strategy (ISDS)

“Institute for Sustainable Development Strategy (ISDS)” Public Foundation was established in 2011 and got official registration on March 12, 2012. Our mission is to facilitate the transition to sustainable development by identifying and implementing new and traditional approaches to addressing environmental, economic and social issues at global, national and local levels.

Our Vision: We believe that the sustainability of both bio- and cultural forms of diversity, which are closely inter-connected, is crucial for the very survival of the earth. We believe that this interdependence is our past, our present and our future for sustainable development.

ISDS strategy is based on the key interrelated components such as ecology, economics and social environments that form the basis for sustainable development and ensuring a proper balance between preserving the environment and solving social and economic problems, including quality of life.

Our long-term vision is strong local communities in Kyrgyzstan and beyond which are environmentally, socially, culturally and economically resilient and sustainable with strong local traditions and beliefs based on continuous inter-generational exchange. We see our role as an organization with a great commitment to help local communities to save traditional customs, values and practices by building up their capacity and skills through networking and best practices and experience exchange. We concentrate on supporting the efforts of custodians of traditional knowledge and practices, whose role is to take care, represent and explain knowledge, attitudes, biological species, forms of art and biocultural objects carried through generations.

For more information, see: http://www.isds.kg/

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