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Appendix 1

Provisionally Selected Projects for FY2018

The following projects have been provisionally selected for FY2018. Within each field, projects are listed in alphabetical order of the project title. Project titles are based on the titles submitted by the researchers in the counterpart countries and may be modified as a result of further discussion between JICA and the counterpart country.
*[ ]: Counterpart countries
*( ): Principal Investigator in Japan; his/her affiliation

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

“The Project for Advanced and Sustainable Water Utilization Associated with Greening Potential Evaluation”
[Republic of Djibouti]
(Professor SHIMADA Sawahiko; Department of Bioproduction and Environment Engineering, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture)

“The Project for Sustainable Replantation of Oil Palm by Adding Value to Oil Palm Trunk through Scientific and Technological Innovation”
(Project Leader KOSUGI Akihiko; Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS))

Environment and Energy
“Research contributing to advanced energy systems for low carbon society”

“The Project for Development and Dissemination of Innovative Technology for Extracting Rice-Bran Oil to Power Diesel Generators for Rural Electrification via Micro-Grids”
[United Republic of Tanzania]
(Visiting Professor SAKO Takeshi; Shizuoka University)

“The Project for Development of Advanced Hybrid Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Technology for Low Carbon Society and Sustainable Energy System: First Experimental OTEC Plant of Malaysia”
(Professor IKEGAMI Yasuyuki; Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga University)

“Research contributing to sustainable production and utilization of bioresources”

“The Project for Development of Climate Change Resilient Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Wheat Production in the Dry and Heat Prone Agro-ecologies of Sudan and Sub-Saharan Africa”
[Republic of the Sudan]
(Professor TSUJIMOTO Hisashi; Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University)

“The Project for Utilization of Thailand Local Genetic Resources to Develop Novel Farmed Fish for Global Market”
[Kingdom of Thailand]
(Professor HIRONO Ikuo; Faculty, Department of Marine Biosciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
“Research on disaster prevention and mitigation towards social sustainability”

“The Project for Development of Plant-derived Soil Stabilizing Additives to Problematic Soil as a Means to Mitigate Road Disasters”
[Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia]
(Professor KIMURA Makoto; Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering)

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