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[6/Mar/2015] [NEW!]

The ILEK Project held the "International Symposium on Community-based Management of Forest Resources: Perspectives on culture, learning and adaptation in Canada and Japan" at RIHN, Kyoto, March 3-5. Program

[13/Feb/2015] [NEW!]

The ILEK Project is holding the "International Symposium on Community-based Management of Forest Resources" at RIHN, Kyoto, March 3-5.

[19/Sep/2014]

ILEK Project First International Symposium “Knowledge Translation:Bridging Gaps between Science and Society” was held at RIHN, Kyoto, Sep. 13-14.
http://en.ilekcrp.org/First_International_Symposium/presentation.html

[26/Aug/2014]

ILEK Project First International Symposium “Knowledge Translation:Bridging Gaps between Science and Society” will be held at RIHN, Kyoto, Sep. 13-14. More information can be found on the symposium website (below URL).
http://en.ilekcrp.org/First_International_Symposium/index.html

[12/Aug/2014]

The workshop “Potential of Agent-based Modeling in Understanding Complex Social Ecological Systems” was held at RIHN, Kyoto, Jul. 24. Report page

[12/Aug/2014]

The organized session “UNESCO ECO-PARK: toward effective institution for constructing sustainable societies” was held at 61st Annual Meeting of Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ61), Hiroshima, Mar. 16. Report page (in Japanese)

[12/Aug/2014]

The symposium “International environmental certification schemes — How locals make use of international certification schemes” was held at RIHN, Kyoto, Feb. 1-2.Report page (in Japanese)

[21/May/2013]

The special website of the public forum “Public Forum on the Concept and Implementation of “Sato-Umi”held at M […]

[02/May/2013]

Ustream broadcasts on the plenary project meeting and the public forum “Public Forum on the Concept and Implem […]

[22/Mar/2013]

The final report was published by the JST-RISTEX granted project, “Construction of a Pragmatic Scientist Commu […]

[04/Mar/2013]

The website of the Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge (ILEK) project was launched.

[17/Sep/2012]

The Kick-off Symposium of the ILEK project (RIHN Core Research Project) was held in Kyoto.  The videos of the […]

[01/Apl/2012]

The Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge (ILEK) project was launched.

 

The ILEK (Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge) project aims to elucidate the way in which knowledge production can contribute to the solutions of global environmental problems and construction of sustainable societies through the bottom-up processes. It started in Apr. 2012 as a 5-year project in a research framework called the “Futurability Initiatives” run by the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), a member institute of the Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, National Institute for the Humanities, Japan. It is one of RIHN’s core research projects.

The ILEK project will capitalize on the resources accumulated in RIHN research projects, a vast collection of study results. It will also collect and analyze diverse cases of knowledge production in local communities in various parts of the world, where the knowledge is used to solve local problems. This project aspires to elucidate the way in which science can contribute to solving problems in society, as well as to find proper ways in which society can use science.

Gathered in this initiative are more than 100 international researchers from diverse backgrounds. The project makes full use of innovative concepts such as “ILEK (Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge)”, “Residential Research”, and “Bilateral Knowledge Translators”, to make ambitious trans-disciplinary research to transcend the conventional borders between science and society. Posted on this website is the fundamental philosophy of the ILEK project, the basic approach and an account of its most up-to-date progress.

Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge (ILEK) Project
Project Leader:  Tetsu SATO (Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN))
Project Co-Leader:  Naoki KIKUCHI (Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN))

ILEK Project in the RIHN FY2013 Prospectus(PDF : 551KByte)



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