The CDB Gap Analysis Report on Suriname, assessment of the national legislation in Suriname, and the legislative review regarding marine management regulations aim to provide guidance on the activities to be completed to help Suriname get closer to achieving the Aichi targets covered under this project. Improved marine management is expected to limit impacts of human activities in the whole of the Exclusive Economic Zone.

The report reviews and analyses the existing National Legal and Regulatory Framework to implement the CDB and overviews existing barriers and principles and legal norms in force with regard to marine management and identifies gaps for meeting the 2020 CBD targets and provides initial recommendations on proposed amendments. Furthermore, it identifies barriers to the implementation of the 2020 CBD targets and provides concomitant recommendations for the removal of such barriers, and highlights positive and negative implications of any recommendations proposed.

 

The stakeholder analysis will ensure that actors whose interests should be taken into account when developing or implementing marine spatial plans have been accurately identified, as well as their different roles

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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 spatial planning. This approach will enable information that is only available with certain stakeholders to become available with everyone, greatly increasing the knowledge of all participating stakeholders, but also with the government and general public.

 

A capacity engagement needs assessment (CNA) was performed to identify gaps in capacity (both from a technical, and standpoint), and also to highlight existing and latent capacity. The capacity needs assessment is publicly available via the project website, and will be shared with the stakeholders through capacity building activities, such as workshops, training courses, and certificate program activities. One such activity is the Blue Solutions online training by the CBD that enables planners and decision makers to develop and engage in marine and coastal planning and implementation processes.

 

 

A living GIS Marine Atlas will be created once the 3D models are completed. A series of processes will be performed to integrate all local knowledge, published/unpublished and satellite derived data into this atlas. The atlas will feature numerous layers of information which can continuously be updated. The data products, especially geospatial atlases, that are then produced will be important to inform decision-making and management actions related to the marine realm.

 

The Equivalence Gap analysis for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and Gender screens for the impacts on Indigenous Peoples and women to ensure that stakeholders from marginalized groups are enabled to participate actively, fully and fairly, and with an understanding of the different motivations, stakes, and constraints of an action/process. This analysis is conducted with full respect for the unique identity, culture, dignity, livelihood systems, and human rights of the marginalized groups. Furthermore, this equivalence gap analysis for IPs and gender allows implementers to take measures to ensure that the project outputs do not directly or indirectly result in adverse impacts on women and on the dignity, human rights, livelihood system or culture of IPs. Within the action, acceptable compromises (win/wins) and the mitigation of adverse impacts on the social economic conditions and the distribution of resources and benefits of IPs and women can be achieved through the equivalence gap analysis and its identification of the stakes, concerns, needs, motivations, and constraints of both marginalized groups.

 

 

 

 

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