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Government of Suriname - UNDP R-PP Project Document PDF Print E-mail

The government of Suriname and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed the Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) project document on the 30th May 2014. The official signing ceremony took place on the 11th June 2014. Signatories for Suriname were Mr. Melvin Linscheer, Director National Security and Cedric Nelom, acting Director NIMOS. Mr. Armstrong Alexis, Deputy Representative placed his signature on behalf of UNDP. Funding for Suriname Readiness Preparation Proposal project is received from the World Bank FCPF program.

R-PP Project Document

UNDP RPP assessment note 


 
Empowered Generation: Youth Action on CC PDF Print E-mail

Empowered Generation: Youth Action On Climate Change Through The GEF Small Grants Programme, 2013

 This publication showcases over 10 case studies from our climate change portfolio (GEF SGP Global) in which youth have played a leading role. These projects can serve as a source of inspiration for expanding engagement with youth in addressing climate change. Employing a range of tools, young people have led and promoted the use of renewable energies, carbon footprint mapping, tree planting, disaster risk reduction measures, as well as communicated the urgency of taking action on climate change through environmental awareness raising events. In this process universities, schools, research organizations, media and government departments have played a critical role in partnering with youth organizations and scaling up their efforts.

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Grand Opening Soap Factory Godo in the Upper Suriname River Area PDF Print E-mail

Grand Opening Soap Factory Godo in the Upper Suriname River Area

 

On July 13, 2013 the grand opening of the soap factory Ko Fiti at the village of Godo took place. This event took place under the supervision of the National Women's Movement (NVB) and the implementing CBO Hoi Tanga, in the presence of the Secretary of Regional Affairs and the Small Grants Programme Suriname.

The grand opening of the factory marks the official closure of this project which began in April of 2008. The main objective of this project, entitled "Sustainable Production of Soap through Non-timber Forest Products", is overal protection of biodiversity of the village Godo whereby the local women are trained in palm oil production and soap making techniques. SGP Suriname's contribution to this project totaled to an amount of USD 49,800.

The main project activities included:

- biodiversity training in agroforestry techniques

- planting of palms for the eventual production of soap

- construction of a soap laboratorium

- organic soap production

- marketing and selling of soap

 

Hoi Tanga is the local women's organisation who received logistical, technical, and administrative support from the National Women's Movement. Additionally, technical training in agroforestry techniques and soap making was provided by the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS).

The unveiling of the factory's sign was conducted by one of the SGP National Steering Committe members Andre Misiekaba.

Unveiling of the Ko Fiti sign by A. Misiekaba    Official name of the organic soap factory in Godo

 

     Unveiling of the Ko Fiti soap laboratorium   Ko Fiti soap lab

                   

 
Workshop for Community Based Adaption to Climate Change in Trinidad & Tobago PDF Print E-mail

Training on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change  for the GEF SGP National Coordinators of the Caribbean regio in Trinidad & Tobago 6-9 March. A summary of this workshop you can find here.

 
Official launch of our GEF SGP Fair for environment and Knowledge on 23 and 24 August 2013 PDF Print E-mail

The foundation Innovative Solutions (INNOVA), on behalf of and in close cooperation with the Small Grants Programme (SGP), will organize a two-day Environment and Development Knowledge Fair on 23 and 24 of August. The fair highlights several activities the Small Grants Programme will undertake to garner more publicity and to ensure that grantees will fullfill a more active role within the program. To read the complete press release click here for the English version and click here for the Dutch version. 
Also you can take a quick snapshot of some of the projects who are joining this fair in this video.

Poster Knowledge Fair

 
Training on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results PDF Print E-mail

image001The UNDP Country Office Suriname has organized with the support from the Regional Service Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (“RSC-LAC Panamá”), a training on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results in the period of 20 to 24 May, 2013.

This initiative is understaken to improve its performance in achieving development results, and to strengthen the capacities of its national partners, especially those active under the Energy & Environment portfolio.

 

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SIDS CBA Call for Proposals PDF Print E-mail

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Australian AID – small grants programme

 

The Small Grants Programme invites applications from suitably qualified organizations (Non Governmental Organizations or Civil Society Organizations) from Suriname to apply for the following Call for Proposals:

Small Island Developing States – Climate Change Community Based Adaptation (SIDS CBA)

The SIDS CBA programme is being funded by the Australian Aid, for a period until 2016, and with a total grant amount of US$ 2,550,000 for the Caribbean region (15 countries, including Suriname). The SIDS CBA program was officially launched in Suriname in March 2012. Maximum grant amount for projects is US$ 50,000.

The full text for this Call for Proposals can be downloaded here or by sending an email request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Candidates should submit a project concept, together with other required documentation by Friday 28 June 2013:

 

GEF SGP Coordinator

Tanja Lieuw

Heerenstraat 17,

Paramaribo,

Suriname.

or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
SGP participates in the Made In Suriname Fair 2013 PDF Print E-mail

SGP Suriname participates in the Made in Suriname Fair 2013


The Small Grants Programme Suriname is present at this years Made In Suriname Fair at KKF. Three CBOs are participating under SGP's banner: Stichting Moederhart, Stichingting U Sa Du, and Stichting Agrarische Vrouwen. These organizations are from Nickerie, Pamboko, and Commewijne respectively. Each have a seperate table in the SGP booth, displaying and selling their products. The fair is from April 26 - April 30 and includes participants from the Information Technology, agriculture, financial, service, and industrial sectors.

Organic farmer from Commewijne.  SGP Booth Products being sold by Stichting Moederhart.

 
Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme supports 3rd International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield PDF Print E-mail

Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme supports 3rd International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield 

The 3rd International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield will be held in August 2013 in Paramaribo, Suriname. This congress is a direct result of the Guiana Shield Priority Setting Workshop held in 2006.

The organization of this 3rd congress is in the hands of the Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR), the National Zoological Collection (NZCS), and the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS).

The purpose of this congress is to share information with academics and other stakeholders in order to develop initiatives which will result in the protection of biodiversity in the following countries: Suriname, French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia. As part of this congress, a symposium will be held with the following theme: Applying traditional knowledge in achieving green development.

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Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme funded Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) at Johanna Margaretha completed. PDF Print E-mail


 

Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme funded Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) at Johanna Margaretha completed.


On Tuesday the 9th of April, the results of a Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment were presented to the community of Johanna Margaretha. The primary goal of the assessment was to gauge the community’s vulnerability to climate change. The VCA was conducted by The Red Cross, mandated by the Global Environmental Facility – Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP).

Several interesting results from the assessment are that 69% of the interviewees indicated that they are prepared for the eventual effects as a result of climate change, while 35% responded that there is nothing that can be done to climate change. In total 52 people were interviewed. Johanna Margaretha is a small community which is particularly vulnerable due to the fact that it lies in between the ocean and the river, and that their primary form of income is fishery.

 

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