Scores of young people gathered at the Anton de Kom University Suriname, for the first Model United Nations that was held on Saturday April 27th. Dubbed SUMUN (Suriname Model UN), the whole-day event was the brainchild of the Rotary Club of Paramaribo.
Eighty four households in Tepu, located in Suriname’s Hinterland, now have power from a newly installed solar system. The project, officially titled ‘Women Empowerment & Renewable Solar Energy Pilot Project’ was supported by the UN Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP) in partnership with the Amazon Conservation Team Suriname (ACT).
Villages in the Upper Suriname area have felt the effects of climate change as they’ve been confronted with severe floods in 2006, affecting their livelihoods, leading to migration of villagers.Per formal request of Basja Edje, after his experience as participants at a similar event in the capital Paramaribo; the GCCA+ Suriname Adaptation Project and the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Project (JCCCP), hosted a knowledge sharing event in relation to World Environment Day in villages in Upper Suriname . The theme this year is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution”.
Tropenbos International Suriname (TBI), worked together with government and non-governmental partners to train 14 people in the Samaaka village of Pikin Slee, on how to deal with the effects of climate change as part of the project, ‘Participatory mapping, ecosystem service assessment, and resilience against climate change’. One of the grant facility projects of the Global Climate Change Alliance Suriname Adaptation+ Project which is financed by UNDP and the EU.
An animated video produced as a part of a Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) supported communications campaign for Suriname was launched in December, 2017. This video gives an overview of the launch and other outreach activities where the animation was highlighted.
In 2013-2014, a study was undertaken by UNDP to explore the presence of women in decision-making positions in the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)1, as well as the link between their presence in politics and institutions and the national advances on gender equality; i.e. the link between descriptive and substantive representation.
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