Japan Science and Technology Agency/Japan International Cooperation Agency
Science and Technology research partnership for sustainable development
Based on the needs of developing countries, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) cooperate to promote international joint research targeting global issues*1 with an objective of future utilization of research outcomes*2. Implemented through collaboration with Official Development Assistance (ODA), the aim of the Programme is to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and advance science, technology and innovation. It also aims to enhance the research and development capabilities of developing countries and helps create sustainable research systems able to address and resolve development issues. The Programme involves participation by the South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) insofar as it concerns the pre-selection and submission of project proposals to the Japanese funding agencies, in which regard the DSI is pleased herewith to invite South African submissions by the closing date indicated below.