Development of a REDD+ Safeguards Information System for Suriname



Diego Martino


Monika Bertzky


Blaise Bodin
Priscilla Miranda



As one of the last steps in REDD+ readiness under the UNFCCC, Suriname needed to prepare a Safeguards Information System (SIS). AAE, in consortium with Tropenbos Suriname, UN Environment WCMC and Adept developed the SIS for Suriname, which can be accessed at

Main tasks

  • Stakeholder engagement: two national workshops, SIS training and consultation of all ten Indigenous and Tribal Peoples communities in the interior;
  • Interpretation of safeguards in national context;
  • Identification of SIS objectives and functions;
  • Legal analysis of existing Policies, Laws and Regulations (PLRs) against safeguards requirements of UNFCCC and UNDP;
  • Identification of suitable information and indicators;
  • Development of SIS portal.
  • Creation of framework for generation of Summary of Information (SoI).

Main outputs

  • Inception/roadmap report;
  • Workshop and community consultation reports;
  • Legal analysis of existing PLRs;
  • Communication material in Dutch, English and Sranan Tongo;
  • SIS training manual;
  • SIS report;
  • SIS portal: functioning website in Dutch and English.
  • Functioning website in Dutch and English.

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