The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) 2017

SDM 2017 Selected Projects

The SDM Secretariat announced a call for proposals for the SDM 2017 in June 2017. By the deadline for applications (August 2017), the Secretariat had received a total of 23 applications, of which 20 were deemed eligible for SDM.

The SDM Executive Board meeting was convened in September 2017 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 SDM sub-grant recipients selected in 2017
Applicant Project type Country Project title Region
Conservation Solutions Afrika (NGO/CBO) Community/field-based project implementation Kenya

Use of Mobile Technology for assessing community and wildlife use of rangeland resources

KEFRI (academic/ research institute) Community/field-based project implementation Kenya Restoration of Sacred Kaya forests in Kenyan Coast for enhanced provision of ecosystem services and products for improved livelihoods Africa
Unnayan Onneshan (academic/ research institute) Community/field-based project implementation Bangladesh Designing an Enhanced Bio-diverse Adaptation to Climate Change in the Sundarbans Asia
HDARES (academic/ research institute) Research Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Taiwan stingless bee field investigation and greenhouse pollination preliminary work Asia
CORFOPAL (NGO/CBO) Capacity building / awareness raising Colombia Resilience level assessment of the Key Biodiversity Areas San Antonio Forest/KM 18 and community empowerment on conservation Americas
University of the Philippines Open University (academic/ research institute) Capacity building / awareness raising Philippines Contextualization of the Instructional Materials for the Training of Youths toward Conservation of Ifugao Rice Terraces as a Satoyama Landscape Asia

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