Green Hope Foundation

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action

Protecting the green heritage of Suriname through youth engagement

Suriname Paramaribo, Suriname
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
Our activity can be viewed in this video : https://youtu.be/0Dn3lo-ARjU The Republic of Suriname is situated on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America and has the unique distinction of being designated by the World Bank as the most forested country in the world , with almost 93% of its land area being covered by the lush Amazon forests.  A Green Hope team ,comprising of members from Dubai , Oman and Canada were invited by the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Suriname to support the involvement of Surinamese youth in building a roadmap for the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to draw international attention to support the position of Suriname as the most forested country in the world. Green Hope’s mission was to support Suriname by creating awareness amongst the local youth by using Education for Sustainable Development ( ESD ) as a transformative tool to educate and empower them so that they could take local actions in mitigating the impacts of climate change and protect their rich natural heritage for future generations . To join the Green Hope chapter in Suriname please send an email to our Founder President.
SDGs
4 Quality Education 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities 12 Responsible Consumption & Production 13 Climate Action 14 Life Below Water 15 Life on Land
Organising Partners
Green Hope and its Suriname chapter

About Green Hope Foundation

Green Hope Foundation , a Not For Profit with registered head office in Canada , is a youth led organisation which uses Education for Sustainable Development as a transformative tool to engage and empower children and youth , especially those who are marginalised, in the implementation of the sustainable development goals through advocacy and local actions. Led by internationally acclaimed environmentalist and champion of children's rights , 18 year old Kehkashan Basu , Green Hope now has over 1000 young members working at a ground level in 11 countries.