Sixth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-6) in Cambodia

The Sixth Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI-6) was held 12-14 January 2016 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The conference was organized by the IPSI Secretariat and hosted by the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia, and included a meeting of the IPSI General Assembly, a Public Forum, and a day of … Continue reading

New video from COMDEKS Kyrgyzstan – Reviving fruit cultivation through improved water supply and conservation

The SGP Kyrgyzstan Country Programme has recently released a new video demonstrating the activities and benefits of two COMDEKS-supported projects in the socio-ecologic production landscape (SEPL) of Lake Issyk-Kul. Both projects focused on addressing the issue of severe shortages in water supply of the Issyk-Kul region with the aim of restoring degraded land and reviving … Continue reading

New videos on COMDEKS-supported projects in two Biocorridors for Living Well in Ecuador

The SGP Ecuador Country Programme has recently produced five videos describing the activities and results of COMDEKS-supported local projects in the socio-ecological production landscapes of two Biocorridors for Living Well in the Ecuadorian Amazon Region: Yaku Samai (“the power of water”) and Akllak Sacha (“the chosen forest”). The video above gives an overview of COMDEKS-funded … Continue reading

IPSI Case Studies Workshop in Japan

From June 24th to 26th, the IPSI Secretariat, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), held a special case study workshop centered on the theme of “Enhancing knowledge for better management of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS).”  As part of this workshop, authors from various countries and organizations gathered at the … Continue reading

New Video from COMDEKS Cambodia-Project Assessment

The SGP Cambodia Country Programme has recently released a new video, produced by the grantee Live and Learn Environmental Education, describing the results of COMDEKS supported local projects in the targeted landscape region of the Steung Siem Reap watershed area, Cambodia. The video also documents an ex-post baseline assessment workshop that took place on 22 July … Continue reading

Financial Inclusion in Northern Malawi

Financial inclusion in Northern Malawi: Village savings and loans group makes 5000% growth on their income within 10 month Reposted from UNDP Malawi website – Contributed by Alex Damaliphetsa, Malawi National Coordinator, GEF-SGP, UNDP Residents of Tukombo, a trading centre in Nkhata bay District, were all smiles about the improvements in their lives since the … Continue reading

New video from COMDEKS Ghana – Landscape rehabilitation for socio-ecological resilience

The SGP Ghana Country Programme has recently released a new video that documents and analyzes successful innovations that have resulted from the first cycle of COMDEKS supported local projects in the target socio-ecological production landscape – the WETO Range. The COMDEKS Program in Ghana has supported 10 community led projects in the WETO landscape, located in … Continue reading

New video from COMDEKS Slovakia: results for inspiration

The SGP Slovakia Country Programme has recently released ‘Community Development in Harmony with Nature’, a new video produced by SGP Slovakia with COMDEKS funding that documents the landscape approach piloted by COMDEKS, and highlights supported initiatives that have successfully strengthened community development and landscape resilience in Slovakia. The COMDEKS Programme in Slovakia has supported  seven … Continue reading

Resilience Indicators Toolkit released at the WPC: A Tool for Landscape Assessment

We are excited to announce the release of a new publication, ‘Toolkit of Indicators for Resilience in Socio Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)’, during the IUCN World Parks Congress side event, ‘Production landscapes and protected areas: approaches of the Satoyama Initiative’, on 17 November 2014, in Sydney. The set of indicators included in the … Continue reading