Growing environmental crises and rapid societal changes have been increasingly causing instability and shocks to many socio-ecological production landscapes (SEPLs), which have been shaped through interactions between humans and nature, and provide a bundle of ecosystem services for human well-being. The concept of resilience is increasingly recognized as important for understanding how to maintain, revitalize and rebuild such landscapes. Furthermore, it is crucial that this concept be transformed into measurable indicators to support local communities to better understand and further strengthen the resilience of their landscapes.
Since 2011, Bioversity International and UNU-IAS have been engaged in a collaborative activity to develop indicators of resilience in SEPLs and further refine these indicators through field-testing. The indicators have also been playing a substantial role in the COMDEKS project, currently being implemented by UNDP, which aims to develop sound biodiversity management and sustainable livelihood activities with local communities.
This seminar will introduce the recent work by Bioversity International and UNDP on indicators and resilience in SEPLs.
For more information, or to register to attend, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.
6F International Organizations Center
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku