Improving Environmental Management in the Mining Sector of Suriname, with Emphasis on Gold Mining

Project Summary

To improve the management of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Suriname (ASGM) and promote uptake of environmentally responsible mining technologies in order to reduce the negative effects on biodiversity, forests, water, and local communities, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR2) (Implementing Partner) and National Institute for Environment and Development in Suriname (NIMOS) (responsible party)
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
109,590 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,589,041 USD
Co-financing Total
22,132,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
720,959 USD
Total Cost 29,830,631.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
12 Aug 2015
Preparation Grant Approved
04 May 2016
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2016
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Feb 2018
Project closed