Upcoming Event: Hokusetsu SATOYAMA International Seminar

APN will co-organize the Hokusetsu SATOYAMA International Seminar – Circulation of Local Resources: Regional Re-vitalization and Business Opportunities Using Natural Resources from Satoyama and Satoumi -. This year, the seminar will focus on domestic and international economic activities by using local natural resources from satoyama and satoumi*, and small businesses which accommodate regional challenges.

 

Event title Hokusetsu SATOYAMA International Seminar – Circulation of Local Resources: Regional Re-vitalization and Business Opportunities Using Natural Resources from Satoyama and Satoumi –
Date/Time 13:00-17:00, 18 November 2017
Venue Banquet Hall “Sumire”, West Building Lobby, Takarazuka Hotel, 1-46, Umeno-cho, Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo-ken 665-0004, Japan
Brief Agenda Introduction

Dr Isao Nakase
Director, The Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, Japan

Presentation 1: Sanpuku – emerging a new tea generation for Pinglin satoyama, Taiwan

Dr Shenglin Chang
Professor, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Chinese Taipei

Presentation 2: An island love story featuring shark finners, tropical boils, unflagging optimism, and the prevention of the world’s richest reefs in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Ms Marit Miners
Founder, Misool Foundation and Director, Sales and Marketing, Misool Private Resort, Indonesia

Presentation 3: Circulation of satoyama and the re-vitalization of homeland – creating thoughts, materials and people 

Mr Naoto Akagi
President, General Incorporated Association Ashitaka, Japan

Presentation 4: Awaji island bamboo recycling project: from abandoned bamboo forests to bioenergy

Mr Yuji Ohtani
Specialist for Climate Change, Hyogo Prefectural Government

Panel Discussion: Exploring possibilities in “satoyama business” in the Hokusetsu region 

Coordinator: Dr Isao Nakase

Panellists: Dr Shenglin Chang, Ms Marit Miners, Mr Naoto Akagi, Mr Yuji Ohtani, Mr Yutaka Takaishi (Environmental Advisor, Civil Administration Office,              Hanshin-kita District Administration Office, Hyogo Prefectural Government)

Organizers/Partners Organizers: Hanshin-kita District Administration Office of the Hyogo Prefectural Government, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN),  Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES),  Hokusetsu Satoyama Museum Steering Council

Co-organizers: The Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

Partners:  Muko River Watershed Environmental Protection Steering Council

Participation Free of charge (prior registration required: limit 100 people)
How to apply Fill out the registration form inside the event flyer and send or fax to the below address or fax number

Address: Environment Section, Civil Administration Office, Hanshin-kita District Administration Office, Hyogo Prefectural Government, 2-4-15 Asahi-cho, Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo-ken 665-8567

Fax number: 0797-86-4309

Language English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

*Satoyama is a word to describe a landscape which is characterized by a mosaic mixture of woodland, grassland, paddy field, farmland, ponds, canals and human settlements. The landscape have been maintained by appropriate human management where farmers grow rice, and cut grass to maintain soil fertility and feed animals, and wood for fuel and house-building materials. High levels of biodiversity have been maintained in these diverse habitats and it is also the home to a range of religious and cultural activities. Satoumi is characterized by the same spirit of harmonious human-nature interaction where coastal areas and seascapes enjoy higher levels of productivity and biodiversity.