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。

ニュースレター・アーカイブ2014年2月号

日本国内の読者のみなさまへ

IPSIの新しいメルマガも3号目となりました。今後はこちらのコーナーで日本語の概要や、国内でのイベントの情報提供を行ってまいりたいと思います。どうぞよろしくお願いいたします!

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国連大学本部(東京都渋谷区)にて、IPSIメンバーなどが主催する第1回アジア国立公園会議(APC)国内報告会が来月開催されます。

参加費は無料です。ご興味のある方は、こちらのホームページからお申し込みください。

http://www.geoc.jp/katsudo/jigyo/22183.html

日 時:平成26 年3 月13 日(木)13:30 ~ 16:30(開場13:00)
会 場:国連大学(東京都渋谷区)エリザベス・ローズ会議場
主 催:世界保護地域委員会日本委員会(WCPA-J)、国連大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所(UNU-IAS)、環境省、地球環境パートナーシッププラザ(GEOC)

お問合せ先:環境省自然環境局国立公園課(電話:03-5521-8278 担当:高橋様、山本様)

<メルマガ概要> 1. IPSIのウェブサイトをリニューアルしました。 2. インディケーターワークショップがローマで開催されました。 3. IPSI-4のレポートが掲載されしました。 4. IPSI行動計画が掲載されました。 5. パートナーリンク バイオバーシティ・インターナショナルがSATOYAMAイニシアティブとの協力活動である「SEPLSにおけるレジリエンス指標」についての記事を掲載しました。 Satoyamaイニシアティブ推進プログラム(COMDEKS)の最新版ニュースレターはこちらからご覧いただけます。

IPSI Newsletter, February 2014

Dear IPSI members and friends,

Greetings from the IPSI Secretariat in Yokohama, Japan. This month, we are pleased to announce that the new IPSI website has been launched. We hope you will find it helpful. We would also like to keep our subscribers informed about our recent and upcoming activities, including the progress of our project on Indicators and the official report from the IPSI-4 conference last year. We also invite all members to send us any information about your own activities that you think the SEPLS-related community may find interesting. Thank you for subscribing, and for your continued support of IPSI.

IPSI Secretariat

New IPSI Website Launched

We are extremely pleased to announce that our new website has been completed, and is now available for public viewing. The website contains a wealth of information about the International Satoyama Initiative, IPSI, and our partners, as well as the latest announcements and events.

Improved features on the new website include more detailed information about IPSI, its activities and members; improved ease-of-use for finding important IPSI publications, pamphlets, founding documents, and promotional materials; archives of past events, newsletters, and others; and an attractive new layout that should make it easy to find whatever IPSI-related information you are looking for. We hope IPSI members and non-members alike will find it a valuable hub for information-sharing about all kinds of SEPLS-related activities.

Please take a moment to visit the new website at satoyama-initiative.org.

Collaborative Activity Update: Seminars and Workshop for Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes held in Rome, Italy

The Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) is a collaborative activity, initiated in 2011, between Bioversity International and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) under the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI). The resilience indicators are a way to assess the current status of the use and management of biodiversity in production landscapes and seascapes, and to support communities in continuing to maintain and scale up biodiversity in productive and biodiversity rich landscapes. Since 2013, UNDP and IGES have also been involved in the project, with all parties working together to develop a toolkit for application of the indicators in the field.

A workshop was held at Bioversity International headquarters in Rome from 29 to 31 January 2014 with the purposes of: reviewing the first draft set of indicators based on field testing carried out by Bioversity International and UNDP; and beginning the process of creating a toolkit for practitioners to use while implementing the indicators in the field.

The first day of the workshop consisted of an opening ceremony and seminars by a number of interested parties. After a brief explanation of the indicators project by Pablo Eyzaguirre of Bioversity International, opening remarks were given by Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International, who stressed the importance of the indicators approach in various conservation-related fields. Next, Kaoru Ichikawa from UNU-IAS gave an overview of the indicator approach in understanding resilience of SEPLS. Diana Salvemini, COMDEKS Project Manager at UNDP, then spoke about lessons learned from testing of the indicators and a community-based landscape approach to resilience. Nadia Bergamini from Bioversity International presented results of field testing the indicators in various countries, followed by Ikuko Matsumoto from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), who talked about the development of the toolkit. This was followed by a brief presentation by Corinna Del Bianco of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation’s Life Beyond Tourism, which will serve as the host for IPSI’s European Regional Workshop in Florence in May 2014. Finally, Dr. Parviz Koohafkan from Bioversity International gave a presentation on the importance of agrobiodiversity for sustainable development, followed by a short question-and-answer session.

The second and third days were taken up by intensive discussions among the members of the team working on developing the Indicators Toolkit. The discussions were very productive under the leadership of Dr. Pablo Eyzaguirre of Bioversity International. It is planned that the toolkit will be launched during the 5th IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-5) and CBD COP12 in October 2014.

This event was an excellent opportunity to connect with a large number of people working in indicators and landscapes, and to engage in very productive discussion. The workshop was very successful due to the active participation of the members and generosity of the host, Bioversity International.

IPSI-4 Official Report Published

We are proud to announce that our final summary report from the Fourth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-4) has been compiled and is now available on our website. The report contains summaries of all of the IPSI-4 events and other events surrounding the conference, as well as pictures showing the atmosphere of the various events. Whether you were able to attend the conference or not, please have a look at the report for some of the latest information on IPSI, its members, and activities.

The report, as well as documentation from previous IPSI Global Conferences, can be found on ourPublications page.

IPSI Plan of Action Finalized

IPSI’s Plan of Action, one of the Partnership’s fundamental documents, has recently been updated with revisions based on feedback from Steering Committee members and our experiences over the past four years. The latest version of the document is available for download at our website here. We hope IPSI members will take a moment to look at the Plan of Action to learn more about IPSI’s operations and future direction.

Partner Links

Our partners at Bioversity International have kindly posted an article about the Indicators for Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes project, a collaborative activity between the Satoyama Initiative and Bioversity International, including PowerPoint presentations from our recent seminar on the project (see above). Click here for the article.

Be sure to have a look at the most recent issue of the newsletter for the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) project here.

We invite all IPSI members to keep us updated on your activities, and send us any links for updates you think may be helpful for other members.

Contact

Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative
6F International Organizations Center
Pacifico-Yokohama
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku
Yokohama 220-8502
Japan

Tel: +81-45-221-2300
Fax: +81-45-221-2302
Email: isi@ias.unu.edu