Call for Proposals: SDM 2019


The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is an IPSI collaborative activity 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 the SDM are to:

  1. Promote the development of model practices for living in harmony with nature through sustainable use of SEPLS and contribution to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
  2. Promote the implementation of activities under the IPSI Strategy and the IPSI Plan of Action 2013-2020
  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

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 The deadline for applications is Saturday, 27 July, 2019.

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.