Suriname: Paramaribo Climate Resilience and Flood Management Technical Assistance

Context and Objectives

This project builds on the findings and recommendations of the ACP-EU NDRR project "Greater Paramaribo Flood Risk Management Program", which assessed flood risk in the Greater Paramaribo Area and assisted the Government of Suriname to develop a Prioritized Flood Management Investment Plan. One of the prioritized investments identified was an investment in the Saramacca Canal, in order to reduce the risk of floods and improve the overall management of the Saramacca Canal.

The Government requested a follow-up study to further specify this investment in the Saramacca Canal, support for the implementation of the investment, and capacity building.

Main Activities

Component 1: Building climate resilience in the Greater Paramaribo Area

Activities under this component will:

  • Further detail the investments in the Saramacca Canal;
  • Support the Government in undertaking a social and environmental impact assessment of the proposed interventions;
  • Support the identification and analysis of potential non-structural measures which can complete the structural measures in the investment plan.

Component 2: Building capacity in Government institutions for flood risk management

This component will support the Government during the first years of the investment implementation. The component will also contribute to building capacity in the Government to manage floods, by supporting the capacity for modelling-, forecasting, and pre-alerting the potential threats caused by floods.


The project has already led to a broader consensus in the Government of Suriname on the importance of risk mitigation. Because of the successful engagement with and ownership by the Government, the Government has decided to increase the amount of their planned investment in risk mitigation.

Partnerships and Coordination

The activities of the ACP-EU NDRR Project are consistent with and complementary to the objectives of other Disaster Risk Management projects and initiatives in Suriname, such as the Global Climate Change Alliance+ project implemented by UNDP.



  • Caribbean
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $500,000
  • 02/2018 - 07/2020