Japan International Cooperation Agency
Organizational profile: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation as well as the sound development of Japanese and global economy by supporting the socioeconomic development, recovery or economic stability of developing regions.
To conserve the natural environment, which is the foundations of human existence, JICA provides cooperation on nature conservation in the following three areas, with the aim of facilitating harmony between the conservation of the natural environment and human activities, while contributing particularly toward attaining SDGs 13, 14 and 15.
1. Climate Change Measures through Sustainable Forestry Management and Ecosystems Conservation
2. Sustainable Use of Natural Resources to Improve Livelihoods of Vulnerable Communities
3. Conservation of Biodiversity through Management of Protected Areas and Buffer Zones
JICA in cooperation with Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute established a platform to facilitate REDD+ activities through public-private partnership in Japan. Japan Public-Private Platform for REDD+, as the name states, comprises of wide ranges of actors in the public and private sectors. This platform aims to facilitate REDD+ activities that aim to contribute to addressing climate change, conservation of biodiversity, sustainable development, and poverty reduction by conserving forest in developing countries.
Financing Instrument: Official development assistance loans, grants, technical assistance
Project scale: JICA's Portfolio for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sector in Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) 2018 is as follows: Technical Cooperation (202 million USD), Grant Aid (88 million USD), Loan and Investment (312 million USD).
Recipient countries/regions/country groups: Global
Eligibility Criteria: Assistance is given to development projects in developing countries. Based on the Japanese government's Official Development Assistance (ODA) policies, JICA will promote cooperation activities for the protection and improvement of the environment.
Application guidelines: JICA assists and supports developing countries as the executing agency of Japanese ODA. Assistance is thus extended primarily on a government-to-government basis; hence, qualified proponent and/or implementing agencies will only be limited to national government agencies (NGAs) including government-owned and controlled corporations, local government units (LGUs) and state universities and colleges. In principle, JICA's assistance is provided based on the official request from the governments of recipient countries. A window is opened to the private sector for investment program.