ICIMOD Joins International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative

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ICIMOD has joined the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) to promote long-standing traditions associated with land management practices that allow for the sustainable use of natural resources in human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes; SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value. 

The Satoyama Initiative was jointly initiated by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), and the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) was launched at the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2010. 

In March 2013, the IPSI Steering Committee unanimously approved six membership applications, of which ICIMOD was one, bringing the total number of IPSI members to 132. IPSI member organizations are committed to implementing activities that support SEPLS for the benefit of biodiversity and human well being. This membership will also help foster synergies in the implementation of ICIMOD’s transboundary initiatives.