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Japan Social Development Fund Award

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The Japan Social Development Fund Award (JSDF) is a category of GDN's Global Development Awards Competition, which seeks to recognize innovative ideas in the implementation of development projects for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in developing countries. Through the JSDF Award, GDN provides large grants to NGOs to support the replication and scaling-up of their development projects.

First Prize Winners of the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) are eligible to compete for a JSDF grant of up to US $200,000.

The Award is generously funded by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, and has been an important part of GDN's outreach work since 2010. Currently, GDN supports development projects lead by four JSDF grantees in Cambodia, India and Kenya, focusing on education, rural development, youth and women's empowerment, and conservation and public health.

See our current and recent JSDF awardees and their projects:

 

Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD), India | 2016-2018

Village women farmers in conversation with staff and trainers on site. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Project: Empowering Small and Marginal Women Farmers in Hill Agriculture Through Systematic Investment

Footprint: Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, India

Beneficiaries: 500 small and marginal farmers belonging to marginalized communities

 

Science of Life Studies (SOLS), Cambodia | 2016-2017

Project: Equal Opportunities for Education

Footprint: set-up 18 subsidized province centers in Cambodia

Beneficiaries: 5,605 young men and women

 

Sustainable Development for All (SDFA), Kenya | 2016-2017

Mwangabora lamps being distributed to women through community groups (Image: SDFA Kenya)

Project: Use Solar, Save Lives – Empowering Youth and Women Project 

Footprint: 15 different villages spread across 3 counties in Kenya – Kitui, Makueni and Kakamega

Beneficiaries: 1,100 young men and women

 

Conservation Through Public Health | 2015-2017

Planning Meeting to Scale up the Integrated Conservation, Health and Community Development Model at Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya

Project: Scaling-Up Integrated Conservation, Health and Community Development Models

Footprint: Three national parks in Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Uganda

Beneficiaries: 84,000

 

Impulse NGO Network | 2013-2016

Vocational training for rehabilitation of trafficked victims, Myanmar

Project: Impulse Case Info Centre Myanmar

Footprint: India and Myanmar

Beneficiaries: 100,000 (including personnel from government departments, civil society stakeholders, media, and trafficked women and men)

 

Fundacion Paraguaya | 2012-2014

Entrepreneurship training for low income youth in Nicaragua

Project: Scaling-up the Financially Self-Sufficient School Model

Footprint: Five schools in four countries – Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay

Beneficiaries: 1300 low-income youth