Third IPSI Global Conference
6-7 October 2012 (Hyderabad, India)

The third Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative was held back-to-back with the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 11) under the theme “Contribution to Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets”. In addition to the IPSI Assembly and the Public Forum, held from 6-7 October 2012, a series of IPSI-related events were held from 9-12 October 2012 over the course of CBD COP 11.

The Assembly heard a report of Steering Committee (SC) activities delivered by its Chair, Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah and welcomed new SC members, including the International Tropical Timer Organization (ITTO), MS Swaminathan Research Foundation Community Agrobiodiversity Research Centre, University of Sarajevo Faculty of Science, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Representatives of Japan’s Fukui Prefecture made a formal offer to host the Fourth IPSI Global Conference in September 2013.

The Public Forum held three working group sessions on: indicators of resilience in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes; creating synergy between traditional knowledge and modern science; and multi-stakeholder collaboration towards sustainable production and consumption. Each working group discussion was linked to corresponding Aichi biodiversity targets.

On 9 October, the “IPSI Evening” convened under the theme “Achievement and further development of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative.” A keynote address was delivered by Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, UNU Vice-Rector, under the theme “IPSI: Perspectives on Sustainable Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes”. During a subsequent short session, several IPSI members delivered messages. Read the report, including links to presentations …