Transition phase

The Transition project

The transition project was executed between 2013-2014. This comprised the phase between the Readiness Preparation Proposal for the possible export of REDD+ in Suriname (2012-2013) and the actual start of preparing for the implementation of REDD+ in Suriname (2014-2018). In this so-called transition phase, the tips which Suriname received from the FCPF - after approval of the RPP proposal – were being followed up on. At this stage, extra attention was paid to the strengthening of institutions who have to implement REDD+, the further involvement of stakeholders, and seeking additional funds to carry out all activities in 2014-2018.

How long did the Transition project last?

The transition project in Suriname lasted from February to December 2014 and was carried out under the direction of NIMOS through a special REDD+ Transition Project Team.

What activities were carried out during the REDD+ Transition Project?

During the transition project the REDD+ team used its time and budget to carry out the following activities:

  • strengthening of the capacity of executive bodies
  • to continue involving and informing stakeholders
  • seek additional funds that will be needed in the implementation phase,
  • rewriting the R-PP into a hands-on REDD+ Project Document.

The transition year 2014 was used to allow a smoother transition after the transition phase to the Readiness phase of REDD+.

What's the next phase?

Between 2014 and 2017 Suriname is in the Readiness phase of REDD+. That means that political commitment must be obtained for REDD+ which means a national vision and strategy for REDD+ should be formulated and incorporated into national development plans.

Next to this, a broad support must be created in society. So that everyone knows what REDD+ means and what the consequences will be for each Major Group in carrying out a REDD+ strategy in Suriname.
Then, systems and institutions should be prepared to monitor the agreements made, the revised policy and the associated rules and checking. This involves, for example, measuring instruments to determine to what extent deforestation occurs.