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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”

-Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
“Research on 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”

* For projects in the field of Infectious Diseases Control, the results of selection based on the review of the proposal documents and interviews were transferred to AMED—the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development—when it was established on April 1, 2015.

(2) Research Period

Three to Five years (3-5 years)

(3) Expenses Covered

- Research expenses (JST budget)
Approximately 36 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.

(5) Current Projects/Countries (as of May 13, 2015)

A total of 44 international joint research projects in 26 countries are currently in progress as SATREPS projects in Environment and Energy, Bioresources, and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

* SATREPS projects in the field of Infectious Diseases Control were transferred to AMED—the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development—when it was established on April 1, 2015. Projects that terminated before that date were not transferred.


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 Albania
28Republic of Armenia
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
45Arab Repuvlic of Egypt
46Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
47State of Eritrea
48Republic of Ghana
49Republic of Cape Verde
50Gabonese Republic
51Republic of Cameroon
52Republic of The Gambia
53Republic of The Guinea
54Republic of Guinea-Bissau
55Republic of Kenya
56Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
57Union of Comoros
58Republic of Congo
59Democratic Republic of the Congo
60Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
61Republic of Zambia
62Republic of Sierra Leone
63Republic of Djibouti
64Republic of Zimbabwe
65The Republic of the Sudan
66Kingdom of Swaziland
67Republic of Seychelles
68Republic of Equatorial Guinea
69Republic of Senegal
70United Republic of Tanzania
71Republic of Chad
72Republic of Tunisia
73Republic of Togo
74Federal Republic of Nigeria
75Republic of Namibia
76Republic of Niger
77Burkina Faso
78Republic of Burundi
79Republic of Benin
80Republic of Botswana
81Republic of Madagascar
82Republic of Malawi
83Republic of Mali
84Republic of South Africa
85Republic of South Sudan
86Republic of Mauritius
87Islamic Republic of Mauritania
88Republic of Mozambique
89Kingdom of Morocco
90Republic of Liberia
91Republic of Rwanda
92Kingdom of Lesotho
No. Region Name of Country
93Latin AmericaArgentine Republic
94Antigua and Barbuda
95Oriental Republic of Uruguay
96Republic of Ecuador
97Republic of El Salvador
98Republic of Guyana
99Republic of Cuba
100Republic of Guatemala
102Republic of Costa Rica
103Republic of Colombia
105Republic of Suriname
106Saint Christopher and Nevis
107Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
108Saint Lucia
109Republic of Chile
110Commonwealth of Dominica
111Dominican Republic
112Republic of Nicaragua
113Republic of Haiti
114Republic of Panama
115Republic of Paraguay
116Federative Republic of Brazil
117Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
119Republic of Peru
120Republic of Bolivia
121Republic of Honduras
122United Mexican States
123PacificRepublic of Kiribati
124Cook Islands
125Independent State of Samoa
126Solomon Islands
128Kingdom of Tonga
129Republic of Nauru
131Republic of Vanuatu
132Independent State of Papua New Guinea
133Republic of Palau
134Republic of the Fiji Islands
135Republic of the Marshall Islands
136Federated 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/