The Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative works collaboratively with the Government of Suriname Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment to address climate change priorities of the National Development Plan and National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
The initiative aims to improve data and information collection systems and integrate climate change considerations into economic development policies, plans, and programs. It will enhance technical capacity, include gender inequalities in climate change adaptation initiatives, and identify and increase access to financing and investment geared toward climate change adaptation.
Canadian experts in climate change, Erik Sparling and Al Douglas will partner with NAP to provide technical assistance to assess the status of infrastructure and related networks in Suriname concerning climate change resilience and adaptation. The work will involve the development of a strategy to address strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats identified in the assessment and provide training and technical assistance to support the implementation of the strategy, with a focus on its most essential and urgent components.