Call for Proposals: SDM 2016


The IPSI Secretariat is pleased to share an announcement from the secretariat of the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM), an IPSI Collaborative Activity.

The SDM Secretariat has now opened a call for proposals for SDM 2016.

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.

The objectives of SDM are to:

(1)    Promote the implementation of activities under the IPSI Strategy and the IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2018

(2)    Promote the development of model practices for living in harmony with nature through sustainable use of SEPLS and contribution to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

(3)    Provide an incentive for IPSI members to strengthen partnerships and to generate a knock-on effect from joint activities for the sustainable use of SEPLS

One or two projects will be selected under each of four SDM project types, and will be provided with a maximum support of approximately 10,000 USD for their implementation.

The deadline for applications is Saturday, 30 July, 2016.

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 below for further details.