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    Queens Hotel
    Paramaribo, Suriname
    21th March 2014

    Mrs. Henna Uiterloo, Permanent Secretary Environment
    Staff of the Ministry of ATM

    Esteemed guest, Dr. Thomas Conway

    Officials from other Government Ministries and Agencies

    Mrs. Gerda Wesenhagen, Project Coordinator, other members Project Team

    Ladies and gentlemen, Members of the press


    I am most pleased to be able to say a few words to you today at this National Action Plan Workshop, as one of the important milestones of the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management project for Suriname. This project is implemented through the Ministry of Labour, Technological Development and Environment (ATM) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding from the SAICM Quick Start Trust Fund.
    The primary objective of this Global Initiative is to facilitate the integration of sound management of chemicals into national development planning processes in order to support sustainable development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
    To date the project for Suriname has delivered the following results: an analysis of the national chemical situation, training on occupational health and safety, sensitization to SAICM approach, identification of priority action steps and related action plan. Your role here today is critical in supporting the finalization of this action plan and to provide guidance and ideas to better ensure that it is implemented. One way of supporting that the action plan is implemented is by becoming its greatest advocates within your Ministry, Company or social surroundings.


    Key objective identified in the draft National Action Plan is accelerated building of legal, institutional and physical infrastructure for the sound management of chemicals in Suriname to move the country towards the SAICM 2020 Goal.

    These cross cutting actions are the primary focus and denominator of the draft Action Plan seeing as they are catalytic and should facilitate sector, company, institute or individual specific action.
    Ladies and Gentlemen, what are not sufficiently appreciated are the critical role, sensitization, education and awareness that targets the different audiences to the threats chemical pose to peoples’ health, livelihoods and life chances and that these differently impact on women, men and children. We cannot stress this enough. The differences in gender and the gender division of labor determines different occupational profiles and risks that women and men face and also have to be taken into consideration in prioritizing urgent actions in the chemicals management.
    Ladies and gentlemen, UNDP is privileged to collaborate with the Government of Suriname through the Ministry of ATM and sister agency UNEP in the SAICM project. We thank the Government of Suriname, and more particularly the Ministry of ATM for the excellent partnership we enjoy and look forward to deepening and strengthening this relationship into the future.
    In closing, I would like to wish you an informative and successful workshop.
    I thank you

    Armstrong Alexis
    Deputy Resident Representative UNDP Suriname

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  • image004Dr. Thomas Gittens United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director during his remarks at the opening of the training in project writing stressed that achieving transformation is never easy task and in part dependent on increased technical and functional capacities but more so on empowering major groups to engage governments and political leaders and provide solutions that result in a shift from business as usual to meaningful and sustained change.

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  • SIDS Follow-up Consultation

    On the24th of July, 2013 the SIDS Follow-up Consultation meeting was held at the Ball Room of the Lallarookh Centre,

    where the draft SIDS country report for Suriname was presented.

    This draft country report is a product of an extensive process involving desk reviews and interactive/consultative sessions, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from NIMOS and UNDP.

    As part of the consultative process an earlier meeting, was held on the 19th of June at the Marriot Hotel.

    These meetings are meant to inform and consult representatives of key stakeholders on the process of preparing for and strategy towards the upcoming 3rd SIDS Conference in 2014 in Samoa and related post 2015 agenda.

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  • human development atlas surinameThe General Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly produced the first Human Development Atlas for Suriname, which was launched on 12th August 2013, at the Banquet Hall of Torarica Hotel.

    The Human Development Atlas is a product of a partnership between the UNDP and ABS, and one year of intensive collaboration.

    The Human Development Atlas uses data for time periods 2004-2006 and 2009-2010 and compares the development trends during these time periods. The Suriname Human Development Atlas uses district level data produced by the General Bureau of Statistics of Suriname and generated from available surveys such us Multiple Indicator Surveys for Suriname.

    This initiative is meant to showcase the use of data in a very practical and user-friendly way.

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  • altParamaribo, 27 August 2013 - The foundation Innovative Solutions (INNOVA), on behalf of and in close cooperation with the Small Grants Programme (SGP), has organized a two-day Environment and Development Knowledge Fair on the 23rd and 24th of August 2013. The fair highlighted several activities the Small Grants Programme to garner more publicity and to ensure that grantees will fulfil a more active role within the program. Preceding the fair a two-day workshop was held for the grantees to strengthen their capacities and to enable sharing of lessons learned among each other.

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  • UN House SurinameUnited Nations Development Programme
    UN House
    Heerenstraat 17
    Paramaribo, Suriname
    Phone # 597-421417
    Fax # 597-425136
    Website: www.undpsuriname.org

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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National Action Plan Workshop for the Strategic Approach to Integrated Chemical Management (SAICM) PDF Print E-mail

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Queens Hotel
Paramaribo, Suriname
21th March 2014

Mrs. Henna Uiterloo, Permanent Secretary Environment
Staff of the Ministry of ATM

Esteemed guest, Dr. Thomas Conway

Officials from other Government Ministries and Agencies

Mrs. Gerda Wesenhagen, Project Coordinator, other members Project Team

Ladies and gentlemen, Members of the press


I am most pleased to be able to say a few words to you today at this National Action Plan Workshop, as one of the important milestones of the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management project for Suriname. This project is implemented through the Ministry of Labour, Technological Development and Environment (ATM) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding from the SAICM Quick Start Trust Fund.
The primary objective of this Global Initiative is to facilitate the integration of sound management of chemicals into national development planning processes in order to support sustainable development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
To date the project for Suriname has delivered the following results: an analysis of the national chemical situation, training on occupational health and safety, sensitization to SAICM approach, identification of priority action steps and related action plan. Your role here today is critical in supporting the finalization of this action plan and to provide guidance and ideas to better ensure that it is implemented. One way of supporting that the action plan is implemented is by becoming its greatest advocates within your Ministry, Company or social surroundings.


Key objective identified in the draft National Action Plan is accelerated building of legal, institutional and physical infrastructure for the sound management of chemicals in Suriname to move the country towards the SAICM 2020 Goal.

These cross cutting actions are the primary focus and denominator of the draft Action Plan seeing as they are catalytic and should facilitate sector, company, institute or individual specific action.
Ladies and Gentlemen, what are not sufficiently appreciated are the critical role, sensitization, education and awareness that targets the different audiences to the threats chemical pose to peoples’ health, livelihoods and life chances and that these differently impact on women, men and children. We cannot stress this enough. The differences in gender and the gender division of labor determines different occupational profiles and risks that women and men face and also have to be taken into consideration in prioritizing urgent actions in the chemicals management.
Ladies and gentlemen, UNDP is privileged to collaborate with the Government of Suriname through the Ministry of ATM and sister agency UNEP in the SAICM project. We thank the Government of Suriname, and more particularly the Ministry of ATM for the excellent partnership we enjoy and look forward to deepening and strengthening this relationship into the future.
In closing, I would like to wish you an informative and successful workshop.
I thank you

Armstrong Alexis
Deputy Resident Representative UNDP Suriname

 
Dr. Thomas W. Gittens, Country Director, UNDP Suriname spoke at the Consultation with Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Representatives Suriname Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) at Lalla Rookh Conference Center on 29th April 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Suriname’s Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) was successfully presented to the Participants Committee (PC) of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Committee (FCPF) during the last PC Meeting 19th – 21st March 2013.

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The R-PP was favorably reviewed by the PC and the decision taken to allocate funds to Suriname to enable it to move ahead with preparations for readiness. In so doing the PC determined that seven (7) Key Issues listed need to be addressed by Suriname before entering into a readiness preparation project document with UNDP.image004

Among the Key Issues to be addressed are the following that are indeed the focus of two days Consultation with Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Representatives.

Please click here to read the Opening Remarks by Dr. Thomas W. Gittens.

 
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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Devinfo 7.0 Training Session, 25 and 26 March, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

new pictureIn collaboration with the  General Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the UNDP Country Office Suriname organized a two day DevInfo 7.0 training exercise, on Monday the 25th and Tuesday the 26th of March, 2013.
 
Faciltated by an International consultant, Mr. Akbar  Abdurakhmanov, with support from DevInfo Support Team, the traning was meant to give the participants insight of the possibilities offered by the new web-based version of DevInfo.

Participants from various technical ministries, the General Bureau of Statistics and UN agencies were engaged in a learning journey which included presentations and  hands-on exercises.

During his opening speech the Country Director, Mr. Thomas Gittens, explained that the initiative originated from  UNDP’s recognition of the need for improvement in the quality and availability of data in Suriname.

new picture 1UNDP’s commitment to support the Bureau of Statistics and the Government of Suriname is exemplified by earlier initiatives including mapping of users and producers of data conducted in 2010; the Conference on Poverty Measurement; and the Seminar Series for senior decision-makers, all of which were undertaken in 2010.  

Also a project proposal for building capacity for data management and social sector analysis was developed.

The training initiative was also based on the recognition for and committment to continued creation of awareness on the importance of an accurate and solid national database system where data of high quality are stored and may be used to make informed policy decisions.

 
Capacity building workshop GEF-SGP PDF Print E-mail

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From February the 5th to the 6th 2013, a capacity building workshop was organized by the Stichting Projekta at Overbridge Resort. 

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