Progress Blog First GIS consultancy

Henk Ramnandanlal • 10 December 2018

FIRST FNS-Suriname will bring stakeholders together to update the FNS policy framework and identify the priority themes for implementation. Pillar 4 of the FNS agenda on ’Sustainability’ includes the effects of climate change on food availability and access. Effects of climate change include irregular rainfall patterns, rising sea water levels, salinization of agricultural land.


GIS and models serve as a base for planning, scenario studies,  analyzing changes and quantifying the risks of climate change, M&E, targeting interventions for FNSSA.  Data need to be systematically collected and stored in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for use in social, economic, agriculture and land use models. Data tend to be scattered  amongst institutes and quality and formats differ. Identification of existing data sets as well prevailing GIS and models  is needed to provide an overview of  the current landscape of use of GIS and models.


Use of models and GIS for planning and M&E is relatively new for Suriname and awareness will be raised amongst stakeholders on the relevance for FNSSA. A pilot will be prepared to demonstrate the functionality and relevance.



Activity zie ook Space 'Consultancy GIS'

  List of documents/resources



Apr 2019

  • Input for Capacity Development Plan with international consultants-Final report

Feb.- Mar 2019

  • Build GIS model to simulate effects of climate change on food production (e.g. rising of sea water level)
  • Preparation of presentation(s) of GIS model to create awareness
  • Presentation to stakeholders of GIS Model

Dec. 2018 – Jan. 2019

  • Collect/acquire necessary data to setup model
  • Meetings with identified institutions/organizations to inventorize production data i.e. geographical data.



Dec 2018 

Oct.- Nov. 

  • Selection and recruitment: Strategic Planning/GIS; see ToR