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Securing biodiversity and ecosystem services in Africa: Notes from the 2015 Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Accra, Ghana

Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, William Dunbar, Yaw A. Boafo, Kaoru Ichikawa
Bothalia | Vol 46, No 1 | a2030 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v46i1.2030 | © 2016 Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, William Dunbar, Yaw A. Boafo, Kaoru Ichikawa | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 October 2015 | Published: 31 May 2016

About the author(s)

Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Department of Botany, University of Ghana, Ghana
William Dunbar, International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Japan
Yaw A. Boafo, The Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo Institute for Advanced Study, Japan
Kaoru Ichikawa, International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Japan

Abstract

The first Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Africa was held in Accra, Ghana, from 10 to 12 August 2015. The objective of the workshop was to contribute to the sustainable development agenda in the region within the scope of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning by strengthening the knowledge base related to the Satoyama Initiative, a global effort ‘to realize societies in harmony with nature’ through the revitalisation and sustainable development of ‘socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes’. This short report summarises some of the main points arising from the workshop.

Keywords

Ghana; Biodiversity and ecosyste; Satoyama; SEPLS; Africa

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