Short project description

“Promoting Integrated and Participatory Ocean Governance in Guyana and Suriname: the Eastern Gate to the Caribbean” commenced in early 2017 and was officially launched in July 2017. This four-year project is funded by the EU and covers the coastal and marine areas of Suriname and Guyana. The project is implemented through a partnership between WWF Guianas, Green Heritage Fund Suriname (GHFS), Guyana’s Protected Areas Commission (PAC) and the Nature Conservation Division (NCD) of the Suriname Forest Service (‘s Lands Bosbeheer). The project aims to significantly enhance the governance and protection of marine and coastal resources of Guyana and Suriname through

Blue Planning in Practice Suriname

Blue Planning in Practice Suriname Blue Planning, i.e. ecosystem-based marine and coastal planning and management is regarded as a useful approach to support integration of environment and resource management, sustainable development and governance priorities at local, national and regional scales. The Training aims to provide an overview of the theory and practical concepts of coastal and marine spatial planning (MSP) to enable enable national and local planners and practitioners develop and implement integrated coastal and marine policies and plans in the local context. The Training was developed under the ‘Blue Solutions’ initiative which is coordinated by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),

Participatory Three Dimensional Modelling (P3DM)

A major component of the project is Marine Participatory Three Dimensional Modelling (P3DM), a community-based and stakeholder based process, which integrates local spatial knowledge with topographic data to produce a physical 3-D model assembled by mapping participants. The value of a marine P3D Modelling process is grounded in the engagement of stakeholders from the beginning of the planning process, which may result in more effective, transparent and durable interventions and can foster a collective decision-making process that may engender ownership of spatial planning processes. A marine P3D Model may constitute a powerful communication and negotiation tool for an actor-led marine

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