The first Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative
10-11 March 2011 (Aichi, Japan)

The first Global Conference of IPSI consisted of the Assembly, Public Forum and the Steering Committee meeting. The partnership was launched at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and facilitates the implementation of activities identified by the Satoyama Initiative. The approach of the Satoyama Initiative is intended to maintain and rebuild landscapes in which land and natural resources are used and managed in a more sustainable manner by: consolidating wisdom on securing diverse ecosystem services and values; integrating traditional ecological knowledge and modern science to promote innovations; and exploring new forms of co-management systems or evolving frameworks of “commons” while respecting traditional communal land tenure. The IPSI Assembly designated UNU-IAS as the IPSI Secretariat. The steering committee endorsed 10 IPSI collaborative activities, including on: communities and agricultural landscapes in Cuban Man and Biosphere reserves; landscapes for people, food and nature: ecoagriculture conference, knowledge exchange and action planning; and securing customary sustainable use by indigenous peoples and local communities and monitoring progress through relevant indicators. Visit the meeting website …