SDM 2018 Project Selection Results
In 2013, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) jointly launched the “Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM)” as a collaborative activity under the framework of IPSI to facilitate further implementation of IPSI activities by providing seed funding to promising project proposals.The SDM Executive Board recently announced the six recipients of grants offered for the 2018 round.
The selected recipients are as follows:
• Environmental Protection Information Centre (EPIC): "Establishment of Vetiver Grass Nursery and Hedge Rows for control of Eutrophication in Lake Victoria", Uganda
• Fundaciòn para la Promociòn del Conocimiento Indìgena (FPCI): "Conservation and management of biodiversity of cultural, spiritual and food sovereignty importance and recovery of indigenous knowledge in the management of their territory", Panama
• Community Entrepreneur Development Institute (CENDI): "Community implementation of mixed species restoration for livelihoods and ecological function", Viet Nam
• South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE): "Sustainable Intensification of Ecosystem Services for Conservation of Production Agriscape and Biodiversity in Community Conserved Forests of Western Arunachal Pradesh, India", India
• World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF): "Enhancing Upland Adaptation to Multidimensional Shocks and Stressors for Improving Livelihood and Landscape"
• Amis de l’Afrique Francophone (AMAF) - Bénin: "Strengthening Resilience for Community Conservation of Biodiversity and wet ecosystems in Ouémé Valley", Benin
The contents of the activities as well as outcomes of the selected projects will be compiled and shared with all IPSI members during the subsequent implementation phase.
For more information, please see the the IGES website here.