The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ)

The Angkor Forest Regeneration Support Project - tree planting initiatives for elementary schools and creating future environmental education and conservation leaders

Activity grant

Project Description

Due to the Angkor ruins' popularity as a tourist spot and an increasing population, there has been significant deforestation in the area. The Cambodian government is engaged in reforestation, but insufficient budget is limiting the scale of these efforts. This project will collaborate with NGOs active in the areas around the ruins to support planting activities by youth groups and local elementary schools. At the same time it will provide the children with environmental education and raise awareness of conservation activities. Through these initiatives, it hopes to provide youth group organizers and other related individuals with the skills to lead environmental education and conservation activities, contribute to their future independence, and contribute to medium- to long-term forest maintenance and management, environmental beautification, and improving the lives of local people.

Preservation of surface soil and forests
Grant year
FY2009 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
April 2010 - March 2013
Grant amount
6,031,715 yen
Activity region
The Angkor ruins and surrounding areas, Cambodia
Local children absorbed in an environmental education picture book

Overview of the Organization

Masaoki Takeuchi, President
Masaoki Takeuchi, President
Establishment purpose
Created as Japan's first integrated think tank for experts on development and international cooperation.
Main area of activity
75 full-time staff members
Annual operating budget
1.59 billion yen in 2007, 1.42 billion yen in 2008, 2.01 billion yen in 2009
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Recent activities
IDCJ is engaged in investigative research, cultivating human resources, encouraging social contribution, independent studies, and international exchange with the goal of improving the 'essence' of international cooperation and contributing to social and economic development.