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:
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.
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:
The latter two offices are not yet operational.
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:
The board is appointed for 2 years by the President of the Republic of Suriname.