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

1. Objectives of the program

SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) is a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research targeting global issues. Global challenges cannot be met by a single country or region acting on its own, so engagement by the international community is essential. To address these issues, SATREPS combines official development assistance (ODA) with advanced science and technology from Japan, working through three- to five-year 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 enhance research capacity in 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).

2. Outline of the program

(1) Research Areas and Fields

-Environment and Energy 1
“Research contributing to the resolution of global-scale environmental issues”
-Environment and Energy 2
“Research contributing to 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”
From FY2012, proposals for projects in these research areas and fields that extend over multiple fields of research are accepted as Interdisciplinary field projects.

(2) Research Period

Three to Five years (3-5 years)

(3) Expenses Covered

(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 May 31, 2012)

A total of 57 international joint research projects in 31 countries are currently in progress as SATREPS projects in Environment and Energy, Bioresources, Natural Disaster Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Control. Only two provisionally selected projects have not gone ahead: A Natural Disaster Prevention project provisionally selected in FY2009, and an Environment and Energy project in FY2011.


No. Region Name of Country
1AsiaRepublic of Azerbaijan
2Republic of Armenia
4Republic of Indonesia
5Republic of Uzbekistan
6Republic of Kazakhstan
7Kingdom of Cambodia
8Kyrgyz Republic
10Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
11Kingdom of Thailand
12Republic of Tajikistan
15Islamic Republic of Pakistan
16People's Republic of Bangladesh
17The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
18Republic of the Philippines
19Kingdom of Bhutan
20Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
22Union of Myanmar
23Republic of Maldives
25Lao People's Democratic Republic
26Middle EastIslamic Republic of Afghanistan
27People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
28Republic of Iraq
29Islamic Republic of Iran
30Arab Republic of Egypt
31Republic of Tunisia
32Republic of Turkey
33Palestine Liberation Organization
34Kingdom of Morocco
35Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
36Republic of Lebanon
No. Region Name of Country
37AfricaRepublic of Angola
38Republic of Uganda
39Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
40State of Eritrea
41Republic of Ghana
42Republic of Cape Verde
43Gabonese Republic
44Republic of Cameroon
45Republic of The Gambia
46Republic of The Guinea
47Republic of Guinea-Bissau
48Republic of Kenya
49Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
50Union of Comoros
51Republic of Congo
52Democratic Republic of the Congo
53Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
54Republic of Zambia
55Republic of Sierra Leone
56Republic of Djibouti
57Republic of Zimbabwe
58The Republic of the Sudan
59Kingdom of Swaziland
60Republic of Seychelles
61Republic of Equatorial Guinea
62Republic of Senegal
63United Republic of Tanzania
64Republic of Chad
65Central African Republic
66Republic of Togo
67Federal Republic of Nigeria
68Republic of Namibia
69Republic of Niger
70Burkina Faso
71Republic of Burundi
72Republic of Benin
73Republic of Botswana
74Republic of Malawi
75Republic of Mali
76Republic of South Africa
77Republic of South Sudan
78Republic of Mauritius
79Islamic Republic of Mauritania
80Republic of Mozambique
81Republic of Liberia
82Republic of Rwanda
83Kingdom of Lesotho
No. Region Name of Country
84Latin AmericaArgentine Republic
85Antigua and Barbuda
86Oriental Republic of Uruguay
87Republic of Ecuador
88Republic of El Salvador
89Republic of Guyana
90Republic of Cuba
91Republic of Guatemala
93Republic of Costa Rica
94Republic of Colombia
96Republic of Suriname
97Saint Christopher and Nevis
98Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
99Saint Lucia
100Republic of Chile
101Commonwealth of Dominica
102Dominican Republic
103Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
104Republic of Nicaragua
105Republic of Haiti
106Republic of Panama
107Republic of Paraguay
109Federative Republic of Brazil
110Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
112Republic of Peru
113Republic of Bolivia
114Republic of Honduras
115United Mexican States
116EuropeRepublic of Albania
118Republic of Kosovo
119Republic of Serbia
120Bosnia and Herzegovina
121Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
122Republic of Moldova
124PacificRepublic of Kiribati
125Cook Islands
126Independent State of Samoa
127Solomon Islands
129Kingdom of Tonga
130Republic of Nauru
132Republic of Vanuatu
133Independent State of Papua New Guinea
134Republic of Palau
135Republic of the Fiji Islands
136Republic of the Marshall Islands
137Federated 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/