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

-Environment and Energy
“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

- 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. The program focuses in particular on countries in Asia and Africa.

(5) Current Projects/Countries (as of May 16, 2013)

A total of 64 international joint research projects in 34 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 Yemen
29Republic of Iraq
30Islamic Republic of Iran
31Arab Republic of Egypt
32Republic of Tunisia
33Republic of Turkey
34Palestine Liberation Organization
35Kingdom of Morocco
36Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
37The Libyan Republic
38Republic of Lebanon
No. Region Name of Country
39AfricaRepublic of Angola
40Republic of Uganda
41Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
42State of Eritrea
43Republic of Ghana
44Republic of Cape Verde
45Gabonese Republic
46Republic of Cameroon
47Republic of The Gambia
48Republic of The Guinea
49Republic of Guinea-Bissau
50Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
51Union of Comoros
52Republic of Congo
53Democratic Republic of the Congo
54Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
55Republic of Zambia
56Republic of Sierra Leone
57Republic of Djibouti
58Republic of Zimbabwe
59The Republic of the Sudan
60Kingdom of Swaziland
61Republic of Seychelles
62Republic of Equatorial Guinea
63Republic of Senegal
64United Republic of Tanzania
65Republic of Chad
66Central African Republic
67Republic of Togo
68Federal Republic of Nigeria
69Republic of Namibia
70Republic of Niger
71Burkina Faso
72Republic of Burundi
73Republic of Benin
74Republic of Botswana
75Republic of Malawi
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 Nicaragua
104Republic of Haiti
105Republic of Panama
106Republic of Paraguay
107Federative Republic of Brazil
108Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
110Republic of Peru
111Republic of Bolivia
112Republic of Honduras
113United Mexican States
114EuropeRepublic of Albania
116Republic of Kosovo
117Republic of Serbia
118Bosnia and Herzegovina
119Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
120Republic of Moldova
122PacificRepublic of Kiribati
123Cook Islands
124Independent State of Samoa
125Solomon Islands
127Kingdom of Tonga
128Republic of Nauru
130Republic of Vanuatu
131Independent State of Papua New Guinea
132Republic of Palau
133Republic of the Fiji Islands
134Republic of the Marshall Islands
135Federated States of Micronesia

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