The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM)

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), jointly established by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) as a financing mechanism to facilitate the implementation of activities under the IPSI.

SDM 2017 call for proposals

The deadline for applications is Friday 4 August 2017.
Application is now closed. Thank you very much for your submissions.

About SDM
Objectives of the SDM

The purpose of this mechanism is to facilitate activities in line with the IPSI Strategy and Plan of Action. These activities are expected to contribute to the retention and enhancement of biodiversity in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The fund aims to help recipients further develop their respective projects to attract additional resources, while also facilitating collaboration among members.

The SDM will provide with a maximum support of approximately USD 10,000 for the implementation of selected projects by IPSI members.

objectives

» For more details on the SDM Objectives (287KB)

Types of projects

Proposals for projects that fall under either of the four project types illustrated below will be selected.

» For more details on the SDM Objectives (287KB)

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SDM project selection results (2013-2016)
Results of the SDM 2016 project selection

The SDM 2016 received a total of 22 applications and the following six were selected, which were deemed the most promising for the implementation and promotion of the concept of the Satoyama Initiative.

» SDM 2016 Selected Projects
» SDM 2016 Booklet (3.23MB)
» SDM 2016 Leaflet (Japanese) SDM広報資料(日本語) (1.5MB)

Results of the SDM 2015 project selection

The SDM 2015 received a total of 23 applications and the following six were selected, which were deemed the most promising for the implementation and promotion of the concept of the Satoyama Initiative.

» SDM 2015 Selected Projects
» SDM 2015 Booklet (3.1MB)
» SDM 2015 Leaflet (Japanese) SDM広報資料(日本語) (1.9MB)

Results of the SDM 2014 project selection

The SDM 2014 received a total of 18 applications, of which six have been selected based on their ability to demonstrate their usefulness to other IPSI members in pursuing the sustainable use of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS).

» SDM 2014 Selected Projects
» SDM 2014 Booklet (10.4MB)

Results of the SDM 2013 project selection

The SDM 2013 received a total of 19 applications, of which six have been selected based on their ability to demonstrate their usefulness to other IPSI members in pursuing the sustainable use of SEPLS. Among six projects selected, four has been successfully completed.

» SDM 2013 Selected Projects
» SDM 2013 Booklet (5.6MB)

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SDM Organisation

SDM organisation is composed of three entities, the Executive Board, the Advisory Group, and the SDM Secretariat.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the decision-making entity responsible for making decisions on and supervising the implementation of the SDM, including the selection of projects, the review and evaluation of achievements, and dissemination of information on the SDM. It is composed of the following organisations:

  • Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ)
  • The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
  • The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Advisory Group

The Advisory Group provides advice on the design of the SDM, for strengthening the relevance of SDM to the IPSI Strategy and other global goals including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as on the compilation and dissemination of SDM outcomes. The following members of the Advisory Group have been appointed by the Executive Board.

  • IPSI members with relevant experience and qualification in similar grant management and activities of the CBD, and
  • the Chair of the IPSI Steering Committee.
SDM Secretariat

The Secretariat is mandated to implement SDM operations, including but not limited to the tasks listed below, under the decisions made and supervision by the Executive Board.

  • Assisting the selection of SDM sub-grant projects,
  • Making contracts with the selected project implementing organisations,
  • Distributing SDM funding to the project implementing organisations,
  • Follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of project implementation,
  • Collecting, organising and disseminating knowledge generated from the implemented projects, and
  • Reporting on the above activities to the Executive Board.

SDM Secretariat is composed of the following organisations:

  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).
Governance structure of the SDM Governance structure of the SDM

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