Press Release

“GEF-Satoyama Project” Launched
Starting with a Call for Proposals in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

1 October 2015

(Tokyo, October 1, 2015) – The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) together with Conservation International Japan (CI Japan) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) launched a global project, titled“GEF-Satoyama Project”. (See the announcement on 18 September 2015 for details) As the first major activity, the project opens the call for proposal for site-based projects in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot from 1 October until 18 November, 2015. The project is seeking innovative proposals that run up to three years and provide a maximum of USD100,000 to each. These projects are expected to make larger global impacts through leveraging additional resources, replication and knowledge sharing under the GEF-Satoyama Project.

The Executive Team is seeking proposals that aim to achieve conservation, restoration or creation of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes that incorporate traditional knowledge and engaging diverse stakeholders with concrete actions to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. The goal is to concretely demonstrate a society in harmony with nature, which will contribute to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as the newly established United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Project details: PDF (223KB)

“GEF-Satoyama Project”CALL FOR PROPOSALS  (CI Japan website)

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