Reshaping Our Future: Public Forum of the 9th IPSI Global Conference

The event will showcase youth initiatives that contribute to the sustainable development of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes.

- Asia/Tokyo
Akita City, Japan
Interpretation provided Open to public

UNU-IAS will co-organise a public forum on the theme Reshaping Our Future: Youth Empowerment and Contribution to Living in Harmony with Nature as part of the Ninth Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI-9) to be held in Akita City, Japan on 8–11 July 2023. The event will showcase youth initiatives and innovations that contribute to the conservation and sustainable development of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), which are human-influenced environments that encompass social, cultural, and ecological elements. The forum will facilitate knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities among youth innovators, experts, and stakeholders. Additionally, it aims to identify potential partnerships and collaborations to further promote the sustainable development of SEPLS.

Participation & Registration

This event will be held in-person at Suda Hall at Akita International University. To participate, please register in advance. Registration will close when the number of participants reaches capacity.

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This event will be held in English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation provided.


Please refer to the attached event programme for details.


The event is co-organised by UNU-IAS, the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, and Akita International University.