International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

Call for Proposals: SDM 2018

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) has been established by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) in order to facilitate further implementation of activities that support the Satoyama Initiative.

Around six projects that fall under any of four SDM project types will be selected, and will be provided with a maximum support of approximately 10,000 USD for their implementation. Please submit project proposals to the SDM Secretariat by email at sdm@iges.or.jp. The deadline for applications is Friday, 20 July, 2018.

Eligibility for applicants is for IPSI member organizations only. Proposals for implementing IPSI collaborative activities will be highly welcomed. Please refer to the IGES website here for further details.