The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), which is a partnership made up of 167 member organizations spanning conservation groups, government agencies in charge of Natural Resource Management, faculties of educational institutions involved in research and training Natural Resource Management graduates and commercial private sector organizations interested in Natural Resource Management and dedicated to working together to realize societies in harmony with nature has had an African regional workshop in Accra.
The aim of the workshop was to contribute to sustainable development in the African region by strengthening the knowledge base related to Socio –Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in the African region.
The workshop brought various participants from the various African region e.g. Kenya, Liberia, Cameroun, Malawi, South Africa amongst others to share their experiences, and they shared knowledge through presentations and dialogue in order to contribute to international policy-making and scientific processes.
The workshop was climaxed with an excursion to the Atewa forest, where the participants witnessed the Globally Significant Biodiversity Area, its flora and fauna, the various watersheds, the ongoing illegal activities in and around the forest and the work being done by A Rocha Ghana and its partners to making it a national park.