Main Goal / Pillar 1
The Suriname government understands REDD+’s potential for Suriname. They will develop a national strategy together with partners, and implement this in national policy. Key stakeholders will have developed knowledge, capacities and experiences in the REDD+ process, and understand the potential and benefits of REDD+ in national development.
Overview of the main results in 2016
- A new Project Management Unit was formed since the end of October 2016. Anil Pershad (Senior Program Advisor at NIMOS) was appointed acting Project Coordinator, Tanja Lieuw was appointed Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at NIMOS, Carmen Elliott was appointed Community Liaison Officer. Next to this, the team will be supported by a part-time Engagement Specialist, Mrs. Gwendolyn Smith, Phd.; Sara Svensson is the REDD+ Coordinator at SBB. A Chief Technical Advisor, Mr. Thomas Legrand, was appointed on a part-time basis, he will do regular visits to Suriname. The regional UNDP office executed a mission in December under coordination of Mr. Pierre-Yves Guedez.
- 18 REDD+ Assistants were appointed by their Traditional Authorities as a REDD+ assistant. These appointees followed several training sessions in January, July and December. All assistants signed their official contracts and received a tablet for their field work.
- Four krutus were held in 2016, with support of the REDD+ Assistants Collective. The villages of Kwamalasamutu, Pokigron, Atjoni Pasi and Witagron hosted a local community meeting.