SDM 2023 Call for Proposals!


We are pleased to announce that the Secretariat of the Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) has opened the call for proposals for SDM 2023. The SDM is a collaborative activity operated by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), UNU-IAS (host of the IPSI Secretariat), and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. Its purpose is to provide financial support for the implementation of activities under IPSI. 

We invite you to submit project proposals for SDM 2023. This year, we will award grants of up to USD 20,000 to five selected projects. The project period should not exceed one year. 

Important information regarding the application process: 

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 15 August 2023.  
  • Eligibility: SDM applications are open exclusively to IPSI member organizations. 
  • Before submitting a proposal, please carefully review the information available on our website and familiarize yourself with the “Satoyama Development Mechanism Framework and Procedures 2023.” 

For more information about SDM and the application process, please visit the SDM website at If you have any questions or require further assistance regarding the SDM application, please do not hesitate to contact the SDM Secretariat at