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Overview of SATREPS
(Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development)

1. Objectives of the program

The SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) program is a collaboration between two Japanese government agencies: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Based on the needs of developing countries, JST and JICA cooperate to promote international joint research targeting global issues*1 with an objective of future utilization of research outcomes*2. Implemented through collaboration with Official Development Assistance (ODA), the aim of the program is to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and the advance of science and technology, and through this process, to create innovations. International joint research under this program also aims to enhance the research and development capabilities of developing countries, and helps create sustainable research systems able to address and resolve issues.

*1 Global issues: Issues that are difficult to resolve by a single country or region acting on its own and that need to be handled by the international community as a whole.
*2 Utilization of research outcomes: The research projects should lead to future social and economic benefits, achieved by using newly obtained knowledge and technology to enhance government services or to develop products that can be deployed in the market.

2. Outline of the program

(1) Research Areas and Fields

-Environment and Energy
“Research contributing to the resolution of global-scale environmental issues”

-Environment and Energy
“Research contributing to advanced energy systems for low carbon society”

- Bioresources
“Research contributing to sustainable utilization of bioresources”

-Natural Disaster Prevention
“Research on natural disaster prevention and mitigation measures attuned to the needs of developing countries”

-Infectious Diseases Control
“Research on measures to address infectious diseases control attuned to the needs of developing countries”

(2) Research Period

Three to Five years (3-5 years)

(3) Expenses Covered

- Research expenses (JST budget)
Approximately 35 million yen per year per project (including indirect expenses)
(Total research expenses covered during a five-year project: Approx. 180 million yen)

- ODA (JICA budget)

(Travel expenses between Japan and developing countries, travel expenses to invite researchers from developing countries, equipment procurement, on-site research activity costs, etc.)

Approximately 60 million yen per year per project
(Total ODA provided during a five-year project: Approx. 300 million yen)

(4) Countries Eligible for the Program

Countries eligible for the SATREPS program are listed in Appendix 1. The program focuses in particular on countries in Asia and Africa.

(5) Current Projects/Countries (as of April 16, 2014)

A total of 61 international joint research projects in 36 countries are currently in progress as SATREPS projects in Environment and Energy, Bioresources, Natural Disaster Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Control.


No. Region Name of Country
2Republic of Indonesia
3Kingdom of Cambodia
4Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
5Kingdom of Thailand
7Islamic Republic of Pakistan
8People's Republic of Bangladesh
9The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
10Republic of the Philippines
11Kingdom of Bhutan
12Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
14Union of Myanmar
15Republic of Maldives
17Lao People's Democratic Republic
18Middle EastIslamic Republic of Afghanistan
19Republic of Yemen
20Republic of Iraq
21Islamic Republic of Iran
22Republic of Turkey
23Palestine Liberation Organization
24Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
25Republic of Lebanon
26EuropeRepublic of Azerbaijan
27Republic of Armenia
28Republic of Albania
30Republic of Uzbekistan
31Republic of Kazakhstan
32Kyrgyz Republic
34Republic of Kosovo
35Republic of Tajikistan
37Republic of Serbia
38Bosnia and Herzegovina
39Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
40Republic of Moldova
No. Region Name of Country
42AfricaRepublic of Angola
43People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
44Republic of Uganda
45Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
46State of Eritrea
47Republic of Ghana
48Republic of Cape Verde
49Gabonese Republic
50Republic of Cameroon
51Republic of The Gambia
52Republic of The Guinea
53Republic of Guinea-Bissau
54Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
55Union of Comoros
56Republic of Congo
57Democratic Republic of the Congo
58Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
59Republic of Zambia
60Republic of Sierra Leone
61Republic of Djibouti
62Republic of Zimbabwe
63The Republic of the Sudan
64Kingdom of Swaziland
65Republic of Seychelles
66Republic of Equatorial Guinea
67Republic of Senegal
68United Republic of Tanzania
69Republic of Chad
70Republic of Tunisia
71Republic of Togo
72Federal Republic of Nigeria
73Republic of Namibia
74Republic of Niger
75Burkina Faso
76Republic of Burundi
77Republic of Benin
78Republic of Botswana
79Republic of Malawi
80Republic of South Africa
81Republic of South Sudan
82Republic of Mauritius
83Islamic Republic of Mauritania
84Republic of Mozambique
85Kingdom of Morocco
86Republic of Liberia
87The Libyan Republic
88Republic of Rwanda
89Kingdom of Lesotho
No. Region Name of Country
90Latin AmericaArgentine Republic
91Antigua and Barbuda
92Oriental Republic of Uruguay
93Republic of Ecuador
94Republic of El Salvador
95Republic of Guyana
96Republic of Cuba
97Republic of Guatemala
99Republic of Costa Rica
100Republic of Colombia
102Republic of Suriname
103Saint Christopher and Nevis
104Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
105Saint Lucia
106Republic of Chile
107Commonwealth of Dominica
108Dominican Republic
109Republic of Nicaragua
110Republic of Haiti
111Republic of Panama
112Republic of Paraguay
113Federative Republic of Brazil
114Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
116Republic of Peru
117Republic of Bolivia
118Republic of Honduras
119United Mexican States
120PacificRepublic of Kiribati
121Cook Islands
122Independent State of Samoa
123Solomon Islands
125Kingdom of Tonga
126Republic of Nauru
128Republic of Vanuatu
129Independent State of Papua New Guinea
130Republic of Palau
131Republic of the Fiji Islands
132Republic of the Marshall Islands
133Federated States of Micronesia

JST, an integrated organization of science and technology in Japan, establishes an infrastructure for the entire process from the creation of knowledge to the return to the society. For more information, visit http://www.jst.go.jp/EN/