UNDP Suriname builds partner’s capacity on gender mainstreaming

Workshop on “Gender Mainstreaming and its Linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals’ imparted on 5th October in the conference hall of the Ministry of Regional Development. The half day workshop was facilitated by Manorama Sunuwar, Gender Specialist of UNDP Suriname and was attended by 20 participants. The participants expressed their satisfaction with the workshop and told that they found it very helpful in understanding basic information about gender. The event was organized to sensitize the partners on gender to show its linkages with the agenda 2030 with focus on environment.

Four Surinamese Students Selected to Represent Suriname at the 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference

Four Surinamese students will participate in the 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) and the USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II (Ja REEACH II) Project.

Time to Protect the Mangrove

The University of Suriname is the host of a field visit to this majestic wetland which is very important to the security, health and livelihood of the people living in Nieuw Nickerie. The mission is aimed at identifying some of the issues which need further research for informed decision-making on the sustainable management of the coastal protected area, through involvement of the public.

Gender Sensitization and Synergy Development
Climate change impacts are not gender neutral

The partners of the GCCA+ Suriname Adaption project discussed the subject climate Change and gender in the workshop titled: ‘Gender Sensitization and Synergy Development’ and by the end of the workshop they agreed that climate change impacts are not gender neutral. The workshop was held on 28th July 2017 in Hotel Torarica, Paramaribo with the aim to develop common understanding on gender mainstreaming and synergies among the partners of GCCA+ project

Wan Krin Kondre : Reduction of pet bottles and waste to reduce flooding

The GCCA+ Suriname Adaption Project, which is funded by the European Union and UNDP Suriname, aims to increase Suriname’s capacity to manage negative impacts of climate change. To support in the achievement of these goals the GCCA+ Suriname Adaptation Project has started a partnership with “Stichting Support Recycling Suriname” (SuReSur) to help reduce the amount of waste which is discarded into the environment on a daily basis.

Gender mainstreaming workshop July 11

on July 11 UNDP Suriname organized a Gender Mainstreaming Workshop for staff to enhance their knowledge on gender, so that they can design, implement and monitor their projects in a gender sensitive manner.

Team Building retreat UNDP Suriname

Team work, that is what makes an organization develop and doing the things together for the right people at the right time. The UNDP Suriname Country Office organized a retreat on June 21 and 22 at the Berg en Dal resort. During team building activities, UNDP staff received tools on how to fulfill their role more effectively and efficiently in the organization.

Working with the Ministry of Home Affairs to strengthen capacity to conduct elections in Suriname

Well-run elections are an important element of good or democratic governance. With this in mind the Ministry of Home Affairs has collaborated with UNDP Suriname to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry’s General Office of Elections to ensure the efficient conduct of free and fair elections constitutionally due in 2020

Thanks Laura for your valuable support

UNDP Suriname was honored to have hosted Laura Wood, as our communications intern for three months. During her internship, Laura contributed to regularly updating our Website and was active in sharing UNDP stories on social media

Supporting the Bureau of Gender Affairs to promote gender equality in Suriname

Since August 2016, approximately 800 individuals from government, non-government and civil society participated in gender training and capacity building, through financial and technical support from UNDP Suriname.

Why we need to save our ocean now —not later

Fish stocks are declining. Around 80 percent of fishing is either collapsing or just fully exploited. The ocean is also being polluted at an alarming rate. Fertilizer run-off and 10 to 20 million metric tons of plastic debris enter the oceans each year and destroy biodiversity and ecosystems. At this rate the number of dead zones will increase and by the year 2050 the oceans could contain more plastic than fish, measured by weight.

Meeting Manorama: UNDP Suriname’s newest volunteer

Manorama, from Nepal, is UNDP Suriname’s new ‘Gender Specialist’. Recruited through the United Nations Volunteer program, Manorama’s assignment involves supporting the country office to incorporate a gender perspective into UNDP programs. Manorama will work on two energy projects and support gender mainstreaming through general program work.

UNDP Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Project co-funds Renewable Solar Energy Project in Suriname

By using renewable energy sources like solar energy, the community also reduces a dependence on fossil fuel gas and oil reserves in this community, which are becoming more expensive and difficult to transport to remote areas. It also improves our energy security

 Photo of local leaders from the Bofokule community, Suriname, being interviewed by a Ministry of Regional Development.
No roads. No trains. You must arrive by dugout canoe.

Conversations with Suriname’s hinterland communities of Godo, Bofokule and Djumu about the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Buying for a better Suriname

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Suriname, hosted a four-day Procurement Training course for staff from the United Nations Suriname, the National Institute for Environment and Development (NIMOS), the Office of the President of Suriname, REDD+, Foundation for Forest Management and Production Control and other UNDP partners. The training, facilitated by the UNDP Procurement Services Unit from Copenhagen was held from 28th- 31st of March in Paramaribo, Suriname.

Gros Rosebel Concession Dispute in Suriname: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) preliminary assessment report released

The dispute involves the community of the Nieuw Koffiekamp (NK) and a group of small-scale miners called Makamboa, on one side and the Canadian mining company IAMGOLD on the other side.

Live streaming: Panel on SDG's and the Guiana Shield

Universities as para- diplomatic actors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The building of institutions in the Modern Guianas as path to justice and peace

Live streaming: Panel on localizing the SDG's.

Localizing the SDGs: engaging local authorities and communities Bumps on the road: challenges of the SDGs for Suriname Suriname as an appreciative approach on sustainable development in small states-

LAUNCH: Caribbean Human Development Report Wednesday 16 November, 09:00-11:00AM

Caribbean countries need a new generation of public policies to increase gains in the economic, social and environmental fronts while boosting climate and financial resilience and protecting people throughout their life cycles, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report (HDR) for the Caribbean, to be launched in Suriname on Wednesday 16 November with a panel of prominent persons. The Caribbean HDR titled “Multidimensional Progress: human resilience beyond income” reveals new figures and sheds light on key policy recommendations that can help Caribbean countries achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).