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.

IPSI Steering Committee Member Gave a Lecture at UNU-IAS


Dr. Anil Kumar, Director of the Community Agro-biodiversity Centre of the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, a member of the IPSI Steering Committee, gave a lecture on "Community Management of Agro-biodiversity for Food and Agriculture in India" at... [ more ]

The Third IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-3) in Hyderabad, India


Marking two years since IPSI’s launch in October 2010 concurrent with CBD COP10, the Third IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-3) was held back-to-back with CBD COP11 in Hyderabad, India under the theme “Contribution to Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity ... [ more ]

Report from the IUCN World Conservation Congress


The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress (IUCN WCC) was held in Jeju, Republic of Korea from 6 to 15 September 2012. Many IPSI members were present and actively involved in the Congress. The IPSI Secretariat also co-organised a workshop “Enhancing... [ more ]

Community Dialogue Seminar in Tsunami-affected Tohoku Region


On 25 August 2012, Tohoku University and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), in collaboration with other IPSI members including the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Ink Cartridge Satogaeri Project (Brother, Can... [ more ]

ISAP2012 Parallel Session: The Satoyama Initiative and Resilience – Pathways to a Sustainable Society


IPSI representatives recently gathered to hold a parallel session during the Fourth International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2012) in Yokohama, Japan. ISAP2012 attracted over 1,100 participants and visitors, and the parallel sess... [ more ]

Rio+20 Side Event: The Satoyama Initiative and the Green Economy


A side event titled “The Satoyama Initiative and the Green Economy” was held on 18 June 2012 during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was co-organized by the Ministry of the Env... [ more ]

The Second IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-2) in Nairobi


The Second IPSI Global Conference, consisting of the Assembly and Public Forum was held at the facilities of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya during 13-14 March 2012. Outline and result of discussions [13 March: The S... [ more ]