UNDP has been operating in Suriname since 1994 supporting the Surinamese Government and the people to achieve national goals.
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.
UNDP Suriname focuses expertise on three different areas: poverty reduction; democratic governance; environment and energy.
Over the past eleven months, four primary schools namely: O.S. De Hulp, O.S. II Tamanredjo, H.M. Bielkeschool and Shri Vasudev school, in the district of Commewijne, Suriname, were involved in a project to enhance crop production by learning protected agriculture techniques to cope with changing climate conditions. On August 11th, the participating schools staged a one-day grand exhibition to showcase the results of the project.
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 from June 5th till June 8th. The theme this year is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution”.
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).

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