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11月号

IPSI メールマガジン, 2014年11月号

日増しに冬が近づき冷え込むようになりましたが、皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。2014年11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.世界公園会議(WPC)2014におけるIPSIの活動報告

IPSI事務局及び多くのIPSIメンバーが、オーストラリアのシドニーで開催された国際自然保護連合(IUCN)主催の世界公園会議(WPC)2014に参加しました。IPSI事務局はストリーム6(Enhancing Diversity and Quality of Governance)、ストリーム7(Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture)のプログラムに協力するとともに、サイドイベントを複数開催しました。

2. 社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)におけるレジリエンス指標に関するツールキットの発表

UNU-IASは、このたび社会生態学的生産ランドスケープ・シースケープ(SEPLS)におけるレジリエンス指標に関するツールキットを発表しました。本指標は、SEPLSの生態系、農業、文化、社会経済的な側面を把握するための20の指標から構成され、コミュニティレベルでランドスケープ・シースケープを評価するものです。この指標を使うことでコミュニティ住民が自らランドスケープやシースケープのレジリエンス(回復力)を評価し、理解することが期待されます。

3. 北摂SATOYAMA国際シンポジウム~北摂の里山を世界のSATOYAMAに~の開催

北摂SATOYAMA国際シンポジウム~北摂の里山を世界のSATOYAMAに~が、11月30日に兵庫県宝塚市の宝塚ホテルで開催されます。

都市部に近接している北摂地域の里山には、現在も古来の里山景観が維持されており、市民レベルでの活動も活発です。兵庫県では北摂の里山の持続的な保全や地域の活性化につなげるため、2012年から「北摂里山博物館(地域まるごとミュージアム)」の取り組みを進めてきました。北摂地域での取り組みをさらに推進するとともに、北摂の里山を世界に向けて発信するため、兵庫県、アジア太平洋地球変動研究ネットワーク(APN)、地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)、北摂里山博物館運営協議会の主催により本シンポジウムが開催されます。本シンポジウムではIPSIメンバーである先住民政策提言・教育国際センター(TEBTEBBA)やIPSI事務局からもプレゼンテーションが行われる予定です。講演のチラシはこちらからご覧いただけます。

4. 国際サンゴ礁イニシアティブ(ICRI)テクニカルワークショップ参加報告

2014年10月に沖縄で開催された国際サンゴ礁イニシアティブ(ICRI)テクニカルワークショップにIPSI事務局が参加し、SATOYAMAイニシアティブのコンセプトやIPSIの活動について紹介しました。

5. 新規メンバー紹介:コンサベーション・アライアンス・インターナショナル

コンサベーション・アライアンス・インターナショナルはガーナ地域の環境NPOです。同団体のオフィスは西アフリカ6カ国を対象として活動しており、各国で以下の6つの課題に取り組んでいます。

  • 農業とカカオ
  • 開発と生物多様性保全の融合
  • 研究とモニタリング
  • 水、公衆衛生
  • 気候変動、REDD+、代替可能エネルギー
  • 公共政策

 6. 新規ケーススタディ:国立東華大学 (台湾)

台湾の国立東華大学より「社会生態学的生産ランドスケープにおける協働計画立案及び管理について:台湾の先住民コミュニティにおける文化的水田景観保全の事例」に関するケーススタディが提出されました。

★★本年7月より事務局の住所・電話番号が新しくなりました★★

国際連合大学サステイナビリティ高等研究所

SATOYAMAイニシアティブ国際パートナーシップ(IPSI)事務局

東京都渋谷区神宮前5-53-70

電話:03-5467-1212(代表)

Email: isi@unu.edu

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IPSI Newsletter, November 2014

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 month’s newsletter contains a report on recent activities at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, plus an announcement of a new publication “Toolkit for the Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)”, which was launched at the World Parks Congress. We would also like to inform you of a symposium to be held at the end of this month in Japan including contributions from TEBTEBBA and the IPSI Secretariat, and our participation in a workshop held by ICRI in October. It also gives us great pleasure to introduce one of our newest members, Conservation Alliance International based in Ghana, and to share a recent case study received from the Integrated Organic Farming Systems Research Centre (IORC) in Indonesia.

We hope you will find this information interesting and useful, and we thank you for subscribing, and for your continued support of IPSI.

IPSI Secretariat

IPSI Activities at IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

The IUCN World Parks Congress is one of the largest meetings for protected areas and their sustainable management, and is held only once in a decade. IPSI members and the IPSI Secretariat have been contributing to the preparation process including attending preliminary meetings such as the 1st Asia Parks Congress in Sendai, Japan in 2013 and the IV Mesoamerican Congress on Protected Areas held in San José, Costa Rica earlier this year, and both the Satoyama Initiative and IPSI were featured prominently in a number of events at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia from 12 to 19 November.

IPSI Secretariat staff from UNU-IAS helped to organize or took part in sessions within Stream 6 on “Enhancing Diversity and Quality of Governance” and Stream 7 on “Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture”, and also cooperated in organizing three side events at the Congress:

  • “Inspiring Tools for Enhancing Sustainability”, organized by UNU-IAS on 13 November
  • “The Satoyama Concept: Theory and Practice”, organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 14 November
  • “Production landscapes and protected areas: approaches of the Satoyama Initiative”, organized by UNU-IAS and the IPSI Secretariat on 17 November

We also had the chance to meet representatives from and attend a wide variety of events with IPSI members, including those who informed us of their events in advance such as UNDP, FPP, TEBTEBBA, Asociacion ANDES, FIDES, National Dong Hwa University, SPREP, Bioversity International, Conservation International, GEF, IPCCA, and IMPECT, and also many others.

We are happy to inform you that all of the events we helped to plan were well attended, and we were very encouraged by reactions to the concepts of the Satoyama Initiative and our work within the IPSI partnership. We were struck by the extent to which the idea of sustainable management of production landscapes and seascapes as a vital factor within and without protected areas has taken hold in the global discourse on biodiversity and sustainability, and we look forward to building on the momentum that has been created so far.

More details and presentation files from each event will be made available on the IPSI website, so please be sure to check for more information.

Publication: Toolkit for the Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes

The “Toolkit for the Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)” has been published and was officially launched at an event on 17 November 2014, held parallel to the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Toolkit is a major output of a IPSI Collaborative Activity carried out by UNU-IAS, Bioversity International, UNDP-COMDEKS, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). This project was a continuation of a previous Collaborative Activity by UNU-IAS and Bioversity International, in which the Indicators themselves were developed, and included a revision of the Indicators based on their field-testing and application around the world over the past two years. The revised Indicators and a manual for their practical application in the field have now been compiled into the Toolkit publication.

The Toolkit contains practical advice for holding resilience assessment workshops in local communities, to assist community members themselves in measuring, comprehending, and evaluating the resilience of their own landscapes and seascapes. It is also intended for use as an effective tool for researchers and development practitioners to understand resilience and develop resilience-strengthening management strategies.

The Toolkit is available in electronic form for download on the IPSI website here.

International Symposium on Hokusetsu Satoyama

An international symposium titled “From Hokusetsu Region to the World: our Satoyama” will be held on 30 November 2014 at the Takarazuka Hotel in Takarazuka City, Japan. The symposium will feature presentations by a number of experts on satoyama and sustainable management of production landscapes around the world, including the IPSI Secretariat’s own Wataru Suzuki and IPSI member the Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity Program (TEBTEBBA)’s Florence Daguitan. An excursion will also be made on 1 December to landscape sites near Takarazuka City.

A flyer for the symposium is available for download here: Flyer_SATOYAMA Symposium_141014

Technical Workshop of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)

On 21 October 2014, a half-day workshop was held in Okinawa, Japan to discuss the engagement of diverse sectors and community-based management for coral reef conservation. The workshop was organized by the Secretariat of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), currently co-chaired by the governments of Japan and Thailand.

The IPSI Secretariat was invited in the workshop in order to introduce the concept of the Satoyama Initiative, covering seascapes including coral reef ecosystems, and IPSI activities.

Following three presentations on projects related to coral reefs in different parts of the world, Dr. Kaoru Ichikawa of the IPSI Secretariat gave a presentation explaining how the results of these kinds of diverse activities are shared within IPSI, and describing the IPSI case study mechanism and our regularly held meetings and workshops.

The workshop provided an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of IPSI and its activities among a new audience, working mostly in seascapes. We look forward to further collaboration with ICRI in the future. For more information on the workshop, including presentation files, please see the ICRI website.

New Member Profile: Conservation Alliance International

Conservation Alliance International (CA) is a regional environmental non-profit organization with its regional office in Accra, Ghana. CA brings together the people and skills needed to build Africa’s capacity to conserve biodiversity through sound science, local initiatives and good governance. CA works with strategic partners to empower communities to lead in biodiversity conservation and create opportunities for economic growth and improved human well-being. It also works with industry to ensure that best practices are followed in the use of natural resources, in line with its vision to conserve global biodiversity for human development.

A multidisciplinary orientation provides a strong platform for discussing rural policy issues and increasing awareness of why investment in natural resources management and rural development is critical to reducing poverty, improving food security and enhancing biodiversity conservation. CA’s greatest asset is its staff members, who display sustained passion and courage in ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources.

CA has offices in six West African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Cameroon. All country activities are coordinated through country offices that also supervise several field offices. The Ghana office serves as the regional headquarters.

In each country, the primary focus is on six main thematic areas:

  • Cocoa and Agriculture
  • Integrating Biodiversity in Development
  • Research and Monitoring,
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Climate Change, REDD+ and Renewable Energy
  • Public Policy

Partnership is CA’s mode of operation; CA collaborates with private sector, government agencies, non- profit organizations, traditional authorities and rural communities to implement its programs. A Board of Directors ensures that all programs are deeply rooted in the 10-year strategic plan. The CA website (http://www.conservealliance.org) is an important source of information for the public.

Recent Case Studies: National Dong Hwa University

The IPSI Secretariat recently received a case study report from member National Dong-Hwa University in Chinese Taipei, titled “Collaborative Planning and Management of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes: a Rice Paddy Cultural Landscape Conservation in an Indigenous Community, Taiwan”.

In 2005, the idea of landscape/seascape conservation was introduced into the amended Cultural Heritage Preservation Act as a new legal subject entitled ‘Cultural Landscape’ in Chinese Taipei. A pilot study area of a rice paddy production landscape in the indigenous Fengnan village, Hualien County was selected as a potential Cultural Landscape site. A participatory action research was conducted by the researcher in light of the collaborative planning theory and methods to enhance partnership among the villagers, local authorities and experts. Various formal and informal forums were conducted in the local area from 2011 to 2014 to achieve consensus on the Codes of Conduct as well as the Management Plan for the Cultural Landscape. Through intense communication on the forums, stakeholders jointly designated the site as a legal Cultural Landscape, developed a mid-term Cultural Landscape Conservation Plan and set up a local management committee for implementation of the Plan.

The case study shows that a landscape approach based on the idea of the Satoyama Initiative and ICCA can be more welcomed by local people and create a new style of ‘living’ protected landscape into the national protected area system.

The full write-up of the case study can be found on the IPSI website here.

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

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