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.

Social Policy Ecology Research Institute (SPERI)


SPERI works towards a society where indigenous people and ethnic minorities have equal access to social justice, gender equity, natural resources and fair social economic systems. Indigenous people and ethnic minorities and their cultural identity deserve respect in society.

SPERI sees itself as the facilitator providing opportunities to stimulate social justice, equity and dignity for poor people in mountainous and isolated rural areas, especially indigenous peoples, by strengthening livelihood strategies and contributing to democratization processes.