On Wednesday 30 August 2017 the National Coordination Center for Risk Management (NCCR) went to the district Saramacca to provide training to officials from the district commissioners office and their disaster response team composed of: police force, fire department, and the regional health service and other important or relevant partners. This training activity is part of GCCA+ Suriname Adaptation Project supported by the UNDP ; the European Union and the Government of Suriname. The training is part of the project “Enhancing the disaster response mechanism in Suriname” , in which the districts commissioner’s offices and their disaster response team are trained in the set-up of coordinated response in case of disasters. As part of the training the disaster response team provided information to two communities on what actions to take and how to communicate in case a disaster occurs. The training was completed with a disaster simulation and an evaluation of the response provided during this exercise.