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April 16, 2010

Countermeasures towards Global Issues through Science and Technology Research Partnership

1. "Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development," which launched in 2008, adopted 17 new projects for the FY2010. The areas and the fields are listed below. JICA will start the projects in cooperation with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), after the conclusion of international agreements with governments of the partner countries.

Areas and fields of the projects (the number of projects)

AsiaAfricaOthersTotal
Environment/Energy5218
Bioresources2125
Natural Disaster Prevention1102
Infectious Diseases Control2002
Total104317

2. This program aspires to acquire new knowledge which may become the key to tackle global issues, like environment/energy, bioresources, natural disaster prevention and infectious diseases control, and also aspires to encourage the future use of acquired knowledge in society. The program aims at the human resource development and capacity-building of researchers and research institutes in developing countries through science and technology joint research cooperation with research institutes in Japan based on social needs in developing countries.

3. This is a joint program with JICA and JST. JICA will support project implementations in partner countries in cooperation with the research institutes in Japan. JST will support the research institutes for the project activities and expenses occurred in Japan.

4. Contents of the selected projects for the fiscal year 2010
Please refer to the attached document

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