Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

A. Advanced Research Networks
Research Cooperation Division,
International Program Department
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku,
102-0083, JAPAN

B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms

Core-to-Core Program

List of Completed Projects

B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms

List of FY2015 Projects

(Apr. 2015 - Mar. 2018)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute (Partner) Coordinator (Partner)
1 Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia with Networking Researchers, Practitioners and Information Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University

Hiroyuki YAMAMOTO, Associate Professor
INDONESIA Syiah Kuala University DIRHAMSYAH Muhammd
PHILIPPINES Ateneo de Manila University AGUILAR Filomeno V.
MALAYSIA Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia Sheikh Mohd Saifuddin BIN SHEIKH MOHD SALLEH
2 Collaborative Research on Transitional Justice and Inclusive Economic Development in Developing ASEAN Countries Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University

Yoshihiro NAKANISHI, Associate Professor
CAMBODIA Faculty of Development Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh Chanrich Ngin
THAILAND Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University Pathmanand Ukrist
MYANMER Department of International Relations, University of Yangon Chaw Chaw Sein
3 International Research Collaborations and Networking on Extreme Weather in Changing Climate in the Maritime Continent Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Shigeo YODEN, Professor
INDONESIA Institut Teknologi Bandung Hadi Tri Wahyu
VIETNAM Hanoi University of Science Tran Tien Tan
SINGAPORE Nanyang Technological University Koh Tieh-Yong
4 Advanced Research Network for Asian Cutting-Edged Organic Chemistry Tohoku University

Yoshiharu IWABUCHI, Professor
CHINA Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science Li Ang
KOREA Seoul National Univerisity Kim Byeong Moon
TAIWAN National Tsing Hua University Uang Biing Jiun
THAILAND Chulabhorn Research Institute Ruchirawat Somsak
SINGAPORE Nanyang Technological University Loh Tech Peng
MALAYSIA University of Malaya Rahman Noorsaadah Abd.
5 Establishment of Asian Model for Research and Education on Urban Water Resource Management Tokyo Institute of Technology

Chihiro YOSHIMURA, Associate Professor
THAILAND Kasetsart University LEUNGPRASERT Suchat
CAMBODIA Institute of Technology of Cambodia HUL Seingheng
6 Establishment of the Southeast Asia Research and Education Centerfor Disaster Reduction and Environmental Monitoring using Satellite Remote Sensing Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University

Fusanori MIURA, Professor
INDONESIA Udayana University Mahendra I Made
VIETNAM Hanoi University of Aguriculture Ngo the An
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University Thaithawornit Lidwitayaprasi
EAST TIMOR East Timor University Shriff Roberto S Miranda
7 Study on genetic and zoonotic risks of extinction of local populations of great apes. Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Takeshi FURUICHI, Professor
DR CONGO University of Kinshasa BEKELI MBOMBA Nseu
DR CONGO Research Center for Ecology and Forestry MONKENGO-MO-MPENGE Ikali
DR CONGO Research Center for Natural Science BASABOSE Augustin K
GUINEA Environmental Research Institute of Bossou SOUMAH Aly Gaspard
GUINEA University of Conakry KEITA Sekou Moussa
GUINEA University of N'Zerekore BAMAMOU Cece
UGANDA Makerere University ISABIRYE-BASUTA Gilbert Moses
UGANDA Mbarara Univ. for Science and Technology ANGUMA Simon
8 Establishment of Chemical Hazard Commission for Africa Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University

ISHIZUKA Mayumi, Professor
GHANA Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Osei Akoto
NIGERIA University of Benin Ezemonye Lawrence
ETHIOPIA Univeristy of Gondar Yared Beyene
CAMEROON University of Yaounde I Paul Moundipa F
SOUTH AFRICA North West University WEPENER Victor
EGYPT Zagazig University DARWISH, Wageh Sobhy
ZAMBIA University of Zambia MUZANDU, Kaampwe
SUDAN University of Gezira BASHIR, Nabli H.H.
9 Continuous remote medical education for the diagnosis of early gastric cancer in Asia Kyushu University

Shuji SHIMIZU, Associate Professor
INDONESIA University of Indonesia MAKMUN Dadang
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University RERKNIMITR Rungsun
MALAYSIA University of Malaya GOH Khean Lee
CHINA Pekin Union Medical College LU Xing-Hua
10 Development of midwifery personnel training model for maternal and newborn mortality reduction in Asia and Africa St. Luke's International University

Shigeko HORIUCHI, Professor
TANZANIA Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Leshabari Sebalda Charles
INDONESIA Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Agua Yenita

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List of FY2014 Projects

(Apr.2014 - Mar.2017)
No. Program Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute (Partner) Coordinator (Partner)
1 Negotiating Values in Multicultural Environment: Toward the symbiosis from Islamic Area Studies Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University Malaysia Asia- Europe Institute, University of Malaya AKHIR Nasrudin Muhammad
Faculty of Human Sciences, TANADA Hirofumi, Professor UAE Faculty of Arts and Humanities, New York University Abu Dhabi KLIMKE Martin
2 Study on Education Finance and Administration in Asia and Africa/ A Sustainable Program to Nurture Young Researchers Kobe University Myanmar Yangon University of Education MYINT Aye Aye
Thailand Chiang Mai University PUPAVIJETRA Phetcharee
Laos National University of Laos KYOPHILAVONG Phouphet
Egypt Cairo University GHONEIM Ahmed
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies,
OGAWA Keiichi, Professor
Yemen Education Research Development Center AL-SEYANI Hamoud
Uganda Makerere University WOKADALA James
Malawi University of Malawi Lizzie CHIWANLA
Korea Seoul National University KIM Ki-Seok
China Fudan University JING Yijia
VIETNAM Vietnam National University Pham Vu THANG
3 Collaborative Research between Mongolia, China and Japan on Outbreaks of Asian Dust and Environmental Regime Shift Nagoya University Mongolia National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring BATDORJ Dashdondog
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
KAI Kenji, Professor
China Lanzhou University HUANG Jianping
4 New Consortium Creation and Cultivation of Young Scientist on Earth Resources in Asia and Africa Region Kyushu University Indonesia Gadjah Mada University HARIJOKO Agung
Thailand Chulalongkorn University MEECHUMNA Pinyo
Philippines University of the Philippines DIMALANTA Carla
Faculty of Engineering
WATANABE Koichiro, Professor
Mongolia Mongolian University of Science and Technology SEREENEN Jargalan
Argelia University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene KOLLI Omar
Egypt Nuclear Materials Authority AHMADY Mohammed
5 Resources Oriented Sanitation Model for Developing Regions Hokkaido University Burkina Faso International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering MAIGA Amadou
Center for Environmental Nano and Bio Engineering
FUNAMIZU Naoyuki, Director
Zambia University of Zambia, Integrated Water Resources Management Centre
NYAMBE Imasiku Anayawa
Indonesia Research Center for Physics, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences SINTAWADANI Neni
6 Asian Vertebrate Species Diversity Network Platform with Combining Researchers,
Specimens and Information
The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University China Shandong University LI Yuchun
Korea Seoul National University LEE Hang
Vietnam Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources VAST NGUYEN Truong Son
MOTOKAWA Masaharu, Associate Professor Thailand Chulalongkorn University PANHA Somsak
Malaysia University of Malaya HASHIM Rosli
Indonesia Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences HAMIDY Amir
7 Establishment of Asia insect biomedical research network Kyoto Institute of Technology Vietnam University of Science VNU-HCM DANG Thi Phuong Thao
Thailand Chiang Mai University SARANYAPIN Potikanond
Graduate School of Science and Technology
YAMAGUCHI Masamitsu, Professor
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia ON Liew Wing Mervyn
Korea Pusan National University YOO Mi-Ae
8 Plant Science and Resource Innovative Research Core with Pan African University Okayama University Kenya Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology MURAGE Hunja
Institute of Plant Science and Resources,
SAKAMOTO Wataru, Professor
Uganda Makerere University ORYEM-ORIGA Hannington
9 Development of human resources of medical science aiming to eradicate hepatitis
B virus-related liver diseases in East Asia
Kanazawa University China Sichuan University HONG Tang
Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science
KANEKO Shuichi, Professor
Vietnam Hanoi Medical University VAN Thanh Ta
Mongolia National University of Mongolia OYUNSUREN Tsendsuren
10 Frontier program of vector-borne diseases in west africa The Jikei University School of Medicine Nigelia University of Ibadan OKORIE Patricia
School of Medicine
KANUKA Hirotaka, Professor
Burkina Faso Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme SAGNON N'Fale

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List of FY2013 Projects

(Apr.2013 - Mar.2016)
No. Program Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute (Partner) Coordinator (Partner)
1 Establishment of the Network for Safeguarding and Development of the Cultural Heritage in the Mekong Basin Countries Waseda University Cambodia Royal University of Fine Art CHHING, Chhommony
Vietnam Hue University NGUYEN, Tu Nhu
Faculty of Science and Engineering Masaki KOIWA Associate Professor Laos National University of Laos CHITHPANYA, Soukanh
Thailand Silapakorn University SURAPOL, Natapintu
Myanmar Mandalay Technological University Su,Su
2 Formulation of the cooperation hub for global environmental studies in Indochina region Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Vietnam Hue University LE, An Van
Vietnam Hanoi University of Science and Technology HUYNH, Hai Trung
Vietnam Danang University of Technology TRAN, Quang Van
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies,
FUJII, Shigeo, Professor
Laos Champasak University BOUNMY, Phonesavanh
Cambodia Royal University of Agriculture NGO, Bunthan
Thailand Khon Kaen University THEPPARIT, Tulaphitak
3 Observations of the equatorial ionosphere in south-east Asia and west Africa Nagoya University Nigeria Federal University of Technology, Akure RABIU, Babatunde Akeem
Indonesia National Institute of Aeronautics and Space YATINI, Clara Yono
Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory,
SHIOKAWA, Kazuo, Professor
Cote d'Ivoire Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny DOUMBIA, Vafi
Thailand Chiang Mai University KOMOLMIS, Tharadol
4 Development of novel technology for disease prevention and diagnosis in East Africa and India Hokkaido University Ethiopia Ethiopian Public Health Institute H/MICHAEL, Amha Kebede
Fuculty of Advanced Life Science,
NISHIMURA Shin-ichiro, Professor
India University of Mysore RANGAPPA, Kanchugarakoppal Subbegowda
5 Establishment of Educational Hub on Biomass-based Material Research for Green Mobility Nagoya University Thailand Chulalongkorn University RUJIRAVANIT, Ratana
Green Mobility Collaborative Research Center,
HARAGUCHI Tetsunori, Designated Professor
Vietnam Hanoi University of Science and Technology XUAN, Lan Hoang
6 Standardization and dissemination of mitigation technologies for landslide disa
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo China Inst.of Mountain Hazards and Environment QIAO, Jianping
Taiwan National Chiao Tung University HUANG, An-Bin
Graduate School of Engineering,
UCHIMURA Taro, Associate Professor
Indonesia Bandung Institute of Technology IRSYAM, Masyhur
Thailand Kasetsart University SORALUMP, Suttisak
Sri Lanka University of Moratuwa DE SILVA, Laddu Indika Nalin
7 Integrated Water Resource and Environmental Management for Asian and African Mega-delta under Climate Change Effects Tokyo Institute of Technology Egypt Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology NEGM,Abdelazim
Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
Associate Professor
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology NGUYEN, Phong Tan
8 Study for wildlife conservation in the Western Tanzania Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University Tanzania Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute KEYYU, Julius Dotto
Wildlife Research Center,
IDANI Gen'ichi, Professor
9 Multidisciplinary approach for harmonizing aquatic environment/ecosystem conservation and fisheries innovation in Lake Victoria, Kenya Nagasaki University Kenya Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute(KMFRI) WAKWABI, Enock Ombunya
Graduate School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies,
HAGIWARA Atsushi, Professor
10 Malaria elimination and development in Tropical Africa: a research bencher of
Japan, China and Kenya on islands in Lake Victoria
Graduate School of Medicine,
Osaka City University
Kenya Ministry of Health,Kenya AKWALE, Willis
Graduate School of Medicine,
KANEKO Akira, Professor
China Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine LI, GuoQiao
11 Analyzing circulating pattern of influenza virus in tropical and subtropical Asia to contribute to global prevention and control of influenza Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University Myanmar Department of Medical Research HTUN, Oo Naing
Malaysia University of Kebangsaan SHAH, Shamsul Azhar
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences,
SAITO Reiko, Professor
Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology LE, Mai Quynh
Lebanon American University of Beirut DBAIBO, Ghassan

List of FY2012 Projects

(Apr. 2012 - Mar. 2015)
No. Program Title Core Institute, Coordinator (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute (Partner) Coordinator (Partner)
1 New Horizons in Asian Museums and Museology National Institutes for the Humanities
THAILAND Kanchanaphisek National Museum INCHERDCHAI Jarunee
MYANMAR Myanmar National Museum, Ministry of Culture NU Mra Zan
MONGOLIA Mongolian National University of Science and Technology LKHAGVASUREN Ichinkhorloo
2 Research on Financial Economics and Promotion of Young Economists in East Asia Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
FUKUDA Shinichi
KOREA Seoul National University CHUN Youngsub
PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines BAUTISTA Scorro G. Maria
THAILAND Thammasat University NIDHIPRABHA Bhanupong
3 Formation of Preliminary Center for Capacity Building for Space Weather Research Kyushu University
YUMOTO Kiyohumi
INDONESIA National Institute of Aeronautics and Space Indonesia YANITI Yono Clara
PHILIPPINES Manila Observatory SUGON Quirino
MALAYSIA Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation DIN SUBARI Mustafa
Director General
NIGERIA National Space Research and Development Agency RABIU Akeem Babatunde
Deputy Director
EGYPT Helwan University MAHROUS Ayman
Associate Professor
4 Enhancement of Academic Network on Advanced Mg Alloys at Yellow Sea Rim Region for Competition with North America and Europe Kumamoto University
KOREA KITECH (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) JEONG Ha-Guk
CHINA Shanghai Jiao Tong University RUAN Xue-Yu
TAIWAN Sun Yat-Sen University JACOB Chih-Ching Huang
5 Establishment of Research and Education Hub on Rare Metal Resources Science and
Engineering by Collaboration among Resources Frontier Countries and Japan
Akita University
ADACHI Tsuyoshi
BOTSWANA University of Botswana NGOWI Alfred
Dean, Professor
MONGOLIA Mongolian University of Science and Technology JARGALAN Sereenen
Associate Professor
KAZAKHSTAN East Kazakhstan State Technical University GAVRIENKO Oleg
Dean, Professor
6 Conservation of isolated populations of great apes of the genus Pan Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
CONGO Center for Ecology and Forestry IKALI Monkengo-mo-Mpenge
General Director
CONGO University of Kinshasa BEKELI Nseu Mbomba
GUINEA Environmental Research Inst. of Bossou SOUMAH Aly Gaspard
General Director
GUINEA University of N'Zerekore BAMAMOU Cece
UGANDA Mbarara Univ. for Science and Technology ANGUMA Simon
UGANDA Makerere University BARANGA Deborah
Associate Professor
7 Establishment of International Toxicology Consortium with 8 African Countries Hokkaido University
EGYPT Zagazig University DARWISH Sobhy Wageh
Assistant Lecturer
ETHIOPIA Univeristy of Gondar YARED Beyene
CAMEROON University of Yaounde I MOUNDIPA Fewou Paul
Associate Professor
GHANA Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology AKOTO Osei
ZAMBIA University of Zambia MUZANDU Kaampwe
SOUTH AFRICA University of Johannesburg VAN VUREN Johan
Professor, Department Head
SUDAN University of Gezira BASHIR Nabli H. H.
NIGERIA Ahmadu Bello University AMBALI Folorunsho Suleiman
Associate Professor
8 Creation of Research Hub and Capability Building on Integrated Watershed Enviro
nment Management Tools in Southeast Asian Developing Countries
Kyushu University
VIETNAM Water Resources University, Vietnam NGUYEN Quang Kim
9 Research Exchange in Genome Cohort Studies for Field Malaria Parasites and Vect
or Insects
University of Tokyo
Associate Professor
INDONESIA Sam Ratulangi University JOSEF Tuda
Associate Professor
THAILAND Mahidol University APIWATHNASORN Chamnarn
Associate Professor
10 Networking for research on host-pathogen interaction of Tuberculosis and mycobacterium-related diseases Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
THAILAND Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand SAWANPANYALERT Pathom
Deputy Director-General
SINGAPORE Genome Institute of Singapore LIU Jianjun
Associate Director
KOREA University of Ulsan College of Medicine SONG Kyuyoung
11 Situational Analysis of Asbestos-related Diseases in Asia Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational & Environmental Health
VIETNAM National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health(NIOEH) NGUYEN Bao Duy
MONGOLIA Health Sciences University of Mongolia ERDENECHIMEG Erdenebayar
Head of Department
THAILAND Khon Kaen University NAESINEE Chaiear
Associate Professor
MALAYSIA United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health SYED Aljunid Mohamed
KOREA Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute Seong-Kyu KANG