Transition process to new Mineral Institute Suriname
With the opening of the strategic planning workshop on March 10, 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐀𝐛𝐢𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐟𝐨 𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐮𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐣𝐤𝐞 𝐇𝐮𝐥𝐩𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 voorde herstructurering van de delfstoffen sector in Suriname.
The Mineral Institute Suriname will have the functions of Cadastre, Geological Survey and of Inspectorate in order to regulate the mining sector in an efficient and transparent way. With the appointment of a team of specialist advisors, the Project Implementation Unit will be able to implement the development process of the new institute.
In the coming weeks various stakeholders will work together on the plan of approach. Besides the institutes involved, the Geological Mining Service (GMD), Bauxite Institute Suriname (BIS) and the Unit Ordening Kleinschalige Goudsector Suriname (OKGS), stakeholders from the sector will also be involved. A number of online discussions have already been held with various organizations in recent weeks.
Over the next two weeks, PIU and the team of consultants will, through consultations and workshops, analyze technical and capacity issues in a participatory way in order to develop a strategy for the organizational development trajectory. Some of the central elements in this strategy will in any case be the digitization of the geological survey, and the capacity strengthening of the staff. But also forms of cooperation, transparent work processes and the separation of functions of the three parts of the DIS will receive attention.
The DIS strategy workshop, on Wednesday, March 10, will therefore be a first milestone in the development of the new DIS. Minister of Natural Resources (NH) David Abiamofo, will open this workshop. He will emphasize the importance and urgency of the workshop, and of DIS as a strong institution, necessary for sustainable mining and economic development of Suriname.