The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) 2016

SDM 2016 Selected Projects

The SDM Secretariat announced a call for proposals for the SDM 2016 in May 2016. By the deadline for applications (July 2016), the Secretariat had received a total of 22 applications, of which 19 were confirmed eligible to SDM.

The SDM Executive Board meeting was convened in August 2016 where the Board carefully considered the eligible proposals in line with the project screening criteria and prioritisation criteria. Within a set of competent proposals, the following six were selected, which were deemed the most promising for the implementation and promotion of the concept of the Satoyama Initiative.

List of recipients for the SDM 2016
Applicant Project type Country Project title Region Funding
Community Based Environmental Conservation (COBEC) (NGO/CBO) Community/field-based project implementation Kenya

Strengthening Community Participation in Biodiversity Conservation through

Benefit Sharing and Capacity Building
Africa US$ 10,000
A Rocha Ghana (NGO/CBO) Community/field-based project implementation Ghana Mangrove restoration to improve socioecological production landscapes and seascapes for fisheries recovery at the Muni Pomadze Ramsar Site Africa US$ 10,000
Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF) (NGO/CBO) Community/field-based project implementation Bangladesh Project for conserving Bangladesh Sundarbans SAYATOMA and developing its showcase through creating action plan and ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources by promoting mangrove restoration, traditional culture and skill of mangrove’s shrimp Asia US$ 10,000
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (Research institute) Research activities India Problems and ‘prospects’ of SEPLS’ conservation for alternate benefits –A research case study from the Western Ghats Asia US$ 9,900
DVL Germany Activities to facilitate cooperation among IPSI members Europe Preparing the conservation and development of cultural landscapes on a European level Europe US$ 10,000
National Dong-Hwa University (Research institute) Activities to facilitate cooperation among IPSI members Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Facilitating the Development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI) Asia US$ 10,000

In every round a large number of good proposals are submitted, although only six proposals can be selected. The Executive Board, however, believes that all IPSI members, including those who have submitted proposals in the past four rounds, are competent enough and have good chances to be selected in future rounds. The Board thus again would like to encourage all IPSI members to actively participate in future calls for proposals from SDM.

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