We believe conservation should be people-oriented. Therefore, we built our programs upon, and with respect for, existing social systems. Our projects are designed for growth and are driven by local needs & knowledge to assure sustainable solutions.
Green Growth Suriname Foundation’s (GGS) mission is to further advance the people of Suriname’s wellbeing and welfare by conserving the biological and cultural richness of the country. GGS envisions Suriname as a country that recognizes and maintains its ecological and cultural balance, populated by its citizens that are enabled and recognized as cornerstones of a sustainable society. GGS envisions to achieve its goals by:
- Developing and implementing models to include nature in national development processes.
- Designing and executing socio-economic projects that contribute to GGS’s mission
- Building capacity for nationals interested in conservation by organizing training sessions, workshops, seminars and socio-cultural excursions.
Our theory of change can be summarized as follows: If one increases the awareness and engagement of citizens, build capacity in government, and strengthen the stewardship of forest-dependent communities, these actors will be able to take full responsibility for protection of the forest, which will ultimately lead to ecological and cultural balance in the sustainable growth of Suriname.
At Green Growth Suriname (GGS) we adhere to our operation principles. What makes us different is our research-based approach, our core values and our operating model. Together with our partners we strive to further advance the people of Suriname’s wellbeing and welfare. Our NGO 2.0 concept for sustainable growth is summarized in this visual.