Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – On Friday, April 21, 2023, National Disaster Coordinators (NDCs) from across the CDEMA Participating States planted Mangroves as part of the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project at the Weg naar Zee Coastline of Suriname.

Several attempts are being made to rehabilitate the mangrove to reduce flooding in the region which is currently being used for a variety of activities such as agriculture, animal husbandry and urbanization.

The activity undertaken by the NDCs and partners, came at the end of the just-concluded 14th Technical Advisory Committee Meeting in Paramaribo that was funded by several partners including the European Development Fund (EDF), International Organisation on Migration (IOM) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) PROSE.

This was a wonderful opportunity for the members of the TAC to witness firsthand the practical efforts being made towards building resilience through risk reduction measures.

The Mangrove planting exercise was a symbolic gesture of CDEMA’s commitment to this cause and it was an honour to be a part of it.

Check out the attached video showing our National Disaster Coordinators taking part in helping to rehabilitate one of the Mangrove forests in Suriname.