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ABOUT NIMOS

Our History

The National Institute for Environment and Development in Suriname (NIMOS) was established on March 15, 1998 as the executive body of the National Environmental Council (NMR).

The NMR and NIMOS were the answer to negative environmental development. Suriname was confronted with environmental problems such as:

  • Poor drainage systems for waste water;
  • Inadequate collection and disposal of waste;
  • Uncontrolled shell and sand excavations;
  • Mercury pollution of soil and waterways;
  • Uncontrolled discharge of industrial waste;
  • Etc.

NIMOS has built up a reputation within society and the government as an independent, technically competent, professional and progressive partner in the regulation and structuring of the various sectors in charge of the environment. 

Currently NIMOS has 27 staff members, of which 20 are employed on a permanent basis and the remaining on a project basis.

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The Acting General Director, Mr. Cedric Nelom has been in charge of the day-to-day management and overall coordination of NIMOS since 01 February 2012. Apart from the Office of Administration, the Director is assisted by seven other Offices, namely:

  1. Environmental & Social Assessment
  2. Environmental Monitoring & Enforcement
  3. Environmental Legal Services
  4. Environmental Education & Public Outreach
  5. Environmental Planning & Information
  6. Environmental Funding & Investments
  7. Environmental Research

The latter two offices are not yet operational.

The board

The NIMOS is an autonomous government foundation. There is a Foundation Board, which is the supervisory body. The current Board consists of the following 7 members:

  • Mr. Robby Ramlakhan – Chair
  • Mrs. Gladys Sno – Vice-Chairperson
  • Mr. John Bouterse – Secretary
  • Mrs. Yvette Patterzon – Member
  • Mrs. Kathleen Gersie – Member
  • Mrs. Nesseley Louisville – Member
  • Mrs. Sagita Jaggan – Member

The board is appointed for 2 years by the President of the Republic of Suriname.

Missie

The mission of the National Institute for
Environment and Development in Suriname
(NIMOS) is to initiate the development of a national
legal and institutional framework for environmental
policy and management in the interest of
sustainable development.

Paramaribo, 10 August, 1999

Which body supports NIMOS in the field of policy and advice?

The NMR, National Environmental Council, is an advisory body of the Government of the Republic of Suriname, set up by Presidential Decree in 1997, with the aim of preparing environmental policy and exercising control in the exercise thereof.

What are the main objectives of NIMOS?

  • Achieving national environmental legislation in the broadest sense of the word
  • Preparing and implementing environmental protection legislation
  • Coordination and monitoring of compliance

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Jennifer Smith
Founder

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John Doe
General Manager

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Human Relation

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