The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM)

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), established jointly 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.

The SDM 2019 call for project proposals

The SDM Secretariat is pleased to announce that the call is now open for proposals for the SDM 2019 projects. IPSI members are kindly invited to submit project proposals by Saturday 27 July 2019, by email to the SDM Secretariat (at sdm@iges.or.jp).

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.

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Types of projects

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SDM project selection results (2013-2018)

SDM 2018 project selection results

The SDM Secretariat received a total of 15 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 2018 Selected Projects
» SDM 2018 Booklet


SDM 2017 project selection results

The SDM 2017 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 2017 Selected Projects
» SDM 2017 Booklet


SDM 2016 project selection results

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
» SDM 2016 Leaflet (Japanese) SDM広報資料(日本語)


SDM 2015 project selection results

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
» SDM 2015 Leaflet (Japanese) SDM広報資料(日本語)


SDM 2014 project selection results

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)


SDM 2013 project selection results

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.

» SDM 2013 Selected Projects
» SDM 2013 Booklet

The SDM progress evaluation

This report aims to present the SDM projects and their contributions to global goals, for the consideration of policymakers, businesses, researcher institutions, organizations and civil society. It highlights the contributions of the SDM projects to the IPSI Strategic Objectives, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (ABTs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Policy Report
The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is a seed funding mechanism to encourage IPSI members to develop and accelerate sustainability actions in SEPLS. This report aims to present the SDM projects and their contributions to global goals, for the consideration of policymakers, businesses, researcher institutions, organizations and civil society....
 
Technical Report
The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) is a global network to promote collective efforts for sustainability in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), and thereby to contribute to the realisation of “living in harmony with nature”. The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is a seed funding programme...

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.

  • Planning and implementing the SDM project selection process,
  • Contracting with and disbursing funds to the selected project organisations,
  • Monitoring and evaluating the SDM projects,
  • Collecting, organising and disseminating knowledge generated by the SDM projects, and
  • Reporting on the above activities to the Executive Board.

The Secretariat is composed of the following organizations.

  • 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