SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) is a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research targeting global issues. To address these issues, SATREPS works through projects involving partnerships between researchers in Japan and researchers in developing countries. SATREPS projects are expected to lead to outcomes with potential for practical utilization, and to meet the needs of the developing country. The program is a collaboration between two Japanese government agencies: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), providing funding through a combination of research contracts and Official Development Assistance (ODA).
SATREPS is a collaboration between JST and JICA with the following aims.
SATREPS joins and coordinates functions, activities, and capabilities that were once separate, using scientific research potential as a mediator for developmental diplomacy.
Science and technology
Meeting global needs
Meeting local needs
Developing countries' capabilities
JST + JICA total: About ¥100 million per project per year
JST: About ¥38 million per project per year
SATREPS projects are selected each year from project proposals submitted by Japanese research institutions in four research areas: Environment and energy, bioresources, natural disaster prevention, and infectious disease control. In the first four years beginning in April 2008, a total of 60 projects commenced in 33 countries. These projects are now in progress:
|Research Areas and Fields||Number of Projects||2008||2009||2010||2011|
|Number of projects selected (FY totals)||12||20||17||11|
|Environment and Energy “Research contributing to adaptation to or mitigation of climate change”||31||18||11||4||4||0||-|
|Environment and Energy “Research contributing to energy systems for low carbon society”||-||-||4||3|
|Environment and Energy “Research contributing to the resolution of global-scale environmental issues”||3||2||4||2|
|Bioresources “Research contributing to sustainable utilization of bioresources”||-||6||5||2|
|Natural Disaster Prevention “Research on natural disaster prevention and mitigation measures attuned to the needs of developing countries”||3||4||2||2|
|Infectious Diseases Control “Research on measures to address infectious diseases control attuned to the needs of developing countries”||2||4||2||2|
|Asia||Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam|
|Africa||Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia|
|Others||Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Tuvalu|