U.S. Embassy Announces Visit of Sustainability Expert Jeffrey Soule

The U.S. Embassy in Suriname announces the visit of Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Senior Fellow Jeffrey Soule as part of its Earth Week program.During his visit, Mr. Soule will conduct a workshop, “Planning for a Sustainable Suriname,” on Tuesday, April 19 at Anton de Kom University of Suriname.  The workshop will bring together stakeholders from the Government of Suriname, environmental NGOs, the academic community, and the private sector to discuss their priorities in planning for Suriname’s sustainable development and responsible use of her wealth of natural resources.

In advance of his visit, Mr. Soule will participate in the Global Shapers Paramaribo #ShapeSuriname Tweetchat on Friday, April 15, from 5-6 p.m.  To join the discussion, log in to Twitter and search for hashtag #ShapeSuriname and follow @GlobalShapersPB, @USEmbassyParbo, or @JeffreySoule.

About the speaker

Mr. Soule has been the principal planner for over 15 international demonstration projects including new town planning, strategic environmental planning, land tenure and compensation, historic preservation, scenic highways green industry development and cultural tourism. Since 2010, he has been a senior fellow of the Environment and Climate Partnership of the Americas, a program funded by the U.S. Department of State to build sustainable cities capacity throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He has lectured internationally at such places as Cambridge, Imperial College, and Beijing University, and has written a variety of international papers on managing scenic, natural and cultural resources. He has worked with the Global Planners Network since it began in 2005.

For more information, contact Public Affairs Officer Melissa Quartell at 472-900 x2253 or QuartellML@state.gov.