Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development program - SATREPS


JICA announces 12 Newly Selected Projects in FY2024:

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced the following 12 projects in five research fields—the environment, carbon neutrality, bioresources, disaster preparedness, infectious diseases—for SATREPS in FY2024, based on the results of selection by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). These projects will be carried out after discussions with the partner countries regarding implementation and with agreement on their content.

SATREPS is a collaborative program implemented by JICA, JST, and AMED aiming to enhance science and technology diplomacy with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. The program targets global issues and promotes the social implementation of international joint research outcomes based on the needs of developing countries. The objectives of this program are to acquire new knowledge and technologies that will lead to an advancement in the level of science and technology for resolving global issues, and through this process, to foster innovation. International joint research under this program also aims to enhance the research and development capabilities of developing countries, and to help create sustainable research systems which could address and resolve issues related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As stated in the “Development Cooperation Charter,” revised in June 2023, JICA emphasizes "co-creation," whereby various actors bring their strengths together under a common goal to solve complex and intertwined development issues. From this perspective, by enhancing collaboration with universities and research institutions, the agency seeks to not only find new solutions to development issues, but also to maximize development impacts. It will do so by circulating international intellect through exchanges and joint research among students and researchers from developing countries and Japan, and by improving the scientific and technological capabilities of both parties.

Environment and Energy

Research contributing to the solution to global-scale environmental issues

“The Project for Utilization of Agricultural Wastes for Plastic Alternative Productions to Establish a Circular Economy”
[Arab Republic of Egypt]
(Professor YAMAMOTO Mitsuo; Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

“The Project for Next-generation Smart Mining Plus for Sustainable Resources Development”
[Republic of Kazakhstan]
(Professor KAWAMURA Yohei (Youhei); Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University)

“The Project for Development of a Satellite Data- and a Regional Chemical Transport Modeling-based Air Pollution Assessment System and Formation of a Research Center for Air Pollution Studies”
[Kyrgyz Republic]
(Associate Professor NAWA Nobutoshi; Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)

Environment and Energy

Research on the sustainable use of resources and energy with a view to achieving carbon neutrality

“The Project for Data Driven Dynamic Transport Management in Emerging Metropolis for Climate Change Mitigation”
[Kingdom of Thailand]
(Professor FUKUDA Daisuke; Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

“The Project for Valorization of Disposal Biomass for Chemical Production Based on Biorefinery Concept”
[Kingdom of Thailand]
(Associate Professor YOKOI Toshiyuki; Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

“Project for Transforming the Cassava Production System in Vietnam by Establishing Regenerative Farming and Smart Starch Supply Chain Management”
[Socialist Republic of Viet Nam]
(Professor SHINANO Takuro; Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University)


Research contributing to sustainable production and utilization of bioresources

“Project for Creating Sustainable and Diversified Rice Farming System that Simultaneously Achieves Zero-hunger and Zero-Emission”
[Republic of Madagascar]
(Project leader TSUJIMOTO Yasuhiro; Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences)

“The Project for Establishment of Research and Disease Control Systems for Eradication of Dourine”
(Director General, Professor INOUE Noboru; National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

Research on disaster prevention and mitigation towards social sustainability

“The Project for Development of Integrated Sediment and Environmental Management towards Sustainable Conservation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Livelihood Improvements in Coastal Areas”
[Republic of Ghana]
(Professor TAJIMA Yoshimitsu; Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

“Research Project for Development of End-to-End Earthquake Early Warning and Response System”
[Republic of Indonesia]
(Researcher INOUE Hiroshi; Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)

Infectious Diseases Control

Research on measures to address infectious diseases control attuned to the needs of developing countries

“The Project for Assessing Genetic Diversity of Vibrio Cholerae Using Cloud Computing and Developing Potential Therapeutics against Cholera”
[Republic of India]
(Professor IIDA Tetsuya; Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University)

“Project for the Sustainable Control of Zoonotic Malaria through an Integrated Approach”
(Professor KANEKO Osamu; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University)

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