International Satoyama Intiative

SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)は、持続可能な社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)の価値を世界で広く認識してもらうことによって、その保全と再生を促進する取り組みです。

IPSIニュースレター4月号(日本語版)

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IPSIニュースレター4月号(日本語版)【ポリシーブリーフ発行、他】

皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2017年4月号のIPSIニュースレターをお届けします。概要のみ日本語でご紹介しておりますので、詳細は本文をご覧ください。

1.ポリシーブリーフ「Mainstreaming Socio-Ecological Production Landscape Management Approaches」を発行しました

IPSI事務局が設置されている国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)は、「Mainstreaming Socio-Ecological Production Landscape Management Approaches」と題したポリシーブリーフを発行致しました。UNU-IAS研究者であるSuneetha M. Subramanian、Shamik Chakraborty、そして市川薫研究員が共著しました。本ブリーフは、Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review Vol.2に関連して発行されました。
本ブリーフは、こちらからダウンロードできます。

 

2.COMDEKSニュースレター(第19号)

SATOYAMAイニシアティブ推進プログラム(COMDEKS)が四半期の活動をまとめたニュースレター第19号を発行しました。ニュースレターは、こちら(英語)からダウンロードできます。

 

3.GEF-Satoyama Projectニュースレター(第2号)

IPSI協力活動である「GEF-Satoyamaプロジェクト」では、生物多様性ホットスポットにおいて、伝統的、現代的知識に基づいた持続可能な第一産業、生物多様性の国際目標への貢献を通じ、自然共生社会の実現を目指すプロジェクトです。
GEF-Satoyamaプロジェクトに関する最近の活動についてニュースレター第2号が発行されました。ニュースレターは、こちら(英語)からダウンロードできます。

 

4. 国際インターンシッププログラムについて(台湾)

IPSIメンバーである財団法人慈心有機農業発展基金会(TOAF)より、国際インターンシッププログラムへの参画について通知がありました。インターンシッププログラムを通じ、実務者向けに国際NGOにて働く経験を機会を提供したいとのことです。TOAFは、政府、ビジネス、コミュニティー、個人とのパートナーシップを通じて、有機農業を通じた環境や人間の福利の向上を目指すNGOです。
ご興味のある方は、TOAFのMs. Angela Chen(angela-chen1@hotmail.com)に4月14日までに以下の情報をご連絡ください。

• 職務詳細、主な業務、任務

• インターンシップの応募資格

• インターンシップ期間における資金援助

• 応募締切、応募プロセス

 

5. インド・ビルマ地区における生物多様性ホットスポットの助成金申請

IPSIメンバーである重要生態系保全基金(CEPF)は、インド・ビルマ地区における生物多様性スポットの助成金について、NGO、コミュニティ団体、私企業、市民団体よりLetter of Inquiry(LoI)を集めています。
詳しくは、CEPFのウェブサイト(英語)をご覧ください。

 

6.新IPSIメンバー紹介:Ny Tanintsika(マダガスカル)

2002年に設立されたNy Tanintsikaは、マダガスカルのNGOで、社会、経済、環境開発、ガバナンスに関する能力開発、活動を通じて、貧困撲滅や自然資源管理の向上を目指しています。
Ny Tanintsikaに関する詳しい情報は、団体のウェブサイト(英語)をご覧ください。

 

なお、本ニュースレターで共有を希望されるイベント等の情報がございましたら、IPSI事務局までご連絡ください。また、記事は日本語版ニュースレターのみの掲載も可能です。皆様からの情報提供をお待ちしております。

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SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)事務局

国際連合大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所

東京都渋谷区神宮前5-53-70

電話:03-5467-1212(代表)

E-mail: isi@unu.edu

□連絡先やメールアドレスに変更があった場合には事務局までお知らせください。

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*SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)は、日本政府環境省の支援により運営されています。

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IPSI Newsletter, April 2017

Dear IPSI members and friends,

Greetings from the IPSI Secretariat in Tokyo, Japan. IPSI and its members continue to stay active in a wide variety of projects and activities related to maintaining and revitalizing socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS). This is a bittersweet time for us at the Secretariat, as we say good-bye and good luck to longtime staff member Dr. Kaoru Ichikawa, who moved to a new position as of the beginning of this month. We hope all readers will join us in wishing Kaoru all the best in the future.

This month’s newsletter contains information about a number of new publications: a UNU-IAS Policy Brief related to the most recent volume of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review”; and newsletters from the COMDEKS Project and the GEF-Satoyama Project. We are also pleased to share information about an internship opportunity and calls for proposals for grants in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, and to introduce one of IPSI’s newest members, Ny Taninstika based in Madagascar.

As always, we hope you will contact us to submit any new case studies or other information about your activities, or if you have any questions or comments.

IPSI Secretariat

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Policy Brief: Mainstreaming Socio-Ecological Production Landscape Management Approaches

A new Policy Brief from the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), host of the IPSI Secretariat, provides guidance for policymakers seeking solutions to safeguard landscapes that are tied to human livelihoods related to SEPLS. The brief, Mainstreaming Socio-Ecological Production Landscape Management Approaches, is written by UNU-IAS researchers Suneetha M. SubramanianShamik Chakraborty, and Kaoru Ichikawa. It investigates how sustainable landscape-management techniques can be better integrated into common practice, and provides a series of recommendations for related policy and decision-making processes.

This brief was produced in conjunction with Volume 2 of the “Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review“, which collects a number of IPSI case studies under a theme along with a synthesis and analysis chapter. All IPSI-related people are highly encouraged to have a look at the volume, which provides a great deal of insight on SEPLS management practices and concepts.

The policy brief is available for download on at UNU Collections here.

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COMDEKS Newsletter – A quarterly update of activities – Issue 18

The Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) programme is a global programme implemented by the UNDP as a collaborative activity under IPSI. The eighteenth issue of the COMDEKS Newsletter was recently published, highlighting:

(1) COMDEKS Global Knowledge Exchange Workshop held in Costa Rica
(2) Additional COMDEKS projects implemented in Ecuador to improve resilience in earthquake affected communities
(3) Reviving dairy production as an alternative livelihood activity in Tarikhet Block, India
(4) Upscaling of a COMDEKS-supported initiative in Mongolia’s northern forest steppe
(5) Portfolio Updates: Cameroon and Kyrgyzstan
(6) Video from Bhutan

The COMDEKS Newsletter is available for download on the COMDEKS website here.

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GEF-Satoyama Project Second Quarterly Newsletter

The IPSI collaborative activity “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in Priority Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes”, known as the “GEF-Satoyama Project” is an effort to “achieve societies in harmony with nature, with sustainable primary production sector based on traditional and modern wisdom, and making significant contributions to global targets for conservation of biological diversity” by working in targeted biodiversity hotspots around the world. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by Conservation International’s CI-GEF Project Agency and executed by Conservation International Japan in cooperation with the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, the Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

The GEF-Satoyama Project recently produced its second quarterly newsletter, including updates on recent workshops and training sessions organized by the project, and progress in implementation by partners in the field.

The newsletter is available on the GEF-Satoyama Project website here.

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Invitation to participate in a Global Internship Program

IPSI member Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation in Chinese Taipei recently contacted the IPSI Secretariat with an invitation to participate in a Global Internship Program, and we are pleased to pass this on to our readers.

According to the information, the program provides opportunities for professionals from Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation (TOAF) to contribute their services on a short-term basis to international non-governmental organizations. Those selected for the program will help non-governmental organizations abroad strengthen their efforts to advance their mission while learning about management and development of non-governmental organizations abroad.

Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation (TOAF) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting a healthy environment and human well-being through the principles of organic agriculture in partnership with governments, businesses, communities, and individuals. The objective is to promote sustainable global development both domestically and abroad, in partnership with international non-governmental organizations. A typical placement is two months and must conclude by November 30, 2017. The program includes a modest stipend to cover essential expenses. Host organizations are not responsible for compensation but if available will aid interns with living costs.

If you would like to participate, please submit the following information to Angela Chen at TOAF (angela-chen1@hotmail.com) before April 14, 2017:

• Job description, key responsibilities, and/or assignments during the placement

• Eligibility requirements for the internship with details of minimum qualifications

• Any financial assistance available and terms of placement (e.g. duration, location)

• Application process and all important considerations such as applicable deadlines

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Calls for Proposals for grants in Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

IPSI member the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund (CEPF) is currently soliciting letters of inquiry (LoI) from non-government organizations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organizations, for large and small grants in several countries in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot. IPSI members in this region are encouraged to consider applying for these grants if they are relevant.

Please see the calls for proposals on the CEPF website here.

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New Member Introduction: Ny Tanintsika

Founded in 2002, Ny Tanintsika (meaning ‘Our Land’) is a Malagasy NGO that contributes to poverty reduction and improving natural resource management through capacity-building and action for social, economic, and environmental development, and the promotion of good governance. Its vision is “A healthy population which takes its own development in hand, living in harmony with nature in a fair society”.

One of Ny Tanintsika’s principal objectives is to improve food security and reduce local peoples’ vulnerability to climate change, and to promote the sustainable management of different socio-ecological production landscapes in Madagascar. Priority areas targeted are the rainforest corridor ‘COFAV’ (Ambositra – Vondrozo) and the endemic tapia forest of Amoron’i Mania which is home to the Malagasy silkworm. Ny Tanintsika is working with local communities to improve livelihood practices, to increase agricultural production and to restore degraded landscape through agroforestry, and to enhance natural forest.

More information can be found on Facebook, Twitter or the Ny Tanintsika website here.

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Contact

Please be sure to let the Secretariat know if there are any changes in your e-mail address or contact information.

Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative
5–53–70 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
Japan

Tel: +81 3-5467-1212
Fax: +81 3-3499-2828

Email: isi@unu.edu

If you have been forwarded this newsletter and would like to SUBSCRIBE, you can do so on the IPSI website here.

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