The Country Document on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is envisioned to become a national reference for policy design and decision making for interventions on DRR; as well as to provide guidance in the planning and coordination with cooperation entities striving to support Suriname on the way towards a more resilient and protected society.
The Country Document on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was developed over the period September 2015 to July 2016 based on the interviews and documentation from numerous stakeholders in Suriname. Stakeholders included traditional authorities at community level, community-based organizations (CBOs) and intermediary non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and staff of Ministries at national and local level. Participants in the consultation workshop held on November 21, 2015 validated the findings from the field work, provided constructive feedback and committed themselves to gathering additional documentation. The staff of the District Commissariats of the districts of Commewijne and Para and the National Coordination Center for Disaster Management provided support for the development of the document while significant logistical support was provided by Ms. D. Duurham, Secretary of the National Coordination Center for Disaster Management.