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April 16, 2010

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

5-3, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8666

URL http://www.jst.go.jp/EN/

Promoting Science and Technology Diplomacy,
International Joint Research Collaborating with
Official Development Assistance (ODA)

- Selection of the new projects for the FY2010 Science and Technology
Research Partnership for Sustainable Development -

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced provisionally selected* projects for the Fiscal Year 2010 Science and Technology (S&T) Research Partnership for Sustainable Development.

S & T Research Partnership for Sustainable Development intends to promote international joint research through collaborating Japanís advanced S&T and Official Development Assistance (ODA), as a symbol of promoting Science and Technology Diplomacy. It is conducted in collaboration between JST and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). This program, based on the needs of developing countries, entails promotion of international joint research targeting global issues and envisaging future adoptation of research outcomes into the society. Such international joint research will not only acquire new scientific knowledge leading to resolution of global issues but also address the research and development capacity, contributing to the sustained research activities in developing countries.

For the FY2010, JST called for proposals from researchers in Japan in the four research areas; Environment/Energy, Bioresources, Natural Disaster Prevention and Infectious Diseases Control, and received 109 proposals for review. Through peer-review, 17 new projects (10 projects with Asian, four with African and three with other countries) were provisionally selected*.

* Provisionally selected:
Please note that, for each of these provisionally selected projects, a “Record of Discussions (R/D)” must be signed to confirm agreement between the counterpart(s) and JICA on the details of implementation of the technical cooperation project before implementing the international joint research. Based on the discussions with the counterpart(s), research project title and research term might be modified or the project itself might be terminated.

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Attachment 1: Overview of S&T Research Partnership for Sustainable Development

Attachment 2: Results of the FY2010 Competition

Attachment 3: List of the selected projects

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Research Partnership for Sustainable Development
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