49  Promoting Safety in Technical Education Kosmos’ top priority is ensuring the safety of our workers and the integrity of our operations, and this commitment to safety often extends into our capacity building and social investment programs. In 2016, Kosmos launched a multi- year safety culture program at the Natuurtechnisch Instituut (NATIN) campus with the goal of establishing a safe learning and working environment for all technical students and staff members. The program was developed through consultation with the staff at NATIN, the Ministry of Education, Staatsolie, and teachers from two other technical schools on the NATIN campus, Surinaamse Technische School 2 (STS2) and Avond Middelbare Technish Opleiding (AMTO). SafeStart is a global “train the trainer” program that teaches behavioral based safety techniques. Participants learn to recognize the state-to-error patterns that cause most injuries in the classroom, workplace, on the road, and at home. The SafeStart program included instruction to certify teachers at the NATIN campus to become SafeStart trainers. The teachers administered the second half of the SafeStart program in 2017, thus ensuring ongoing reinforcement of safety concepts. The Health and Safety Foundations at Work course from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health, or NEBOSH, is an accredited program that teaches practical skills in risk identification and risk reduction. In 2017, we offered the NEBOSH course for teachers at the three technical schools on the NATIN campus. This intensive training helps teachers identify and control potential hazards on campus to reduce accidents and injuries. As Suriname’s extractive industries continue to grow, it is our goal that safety be fully integrated into the country’s vocational technical education, which will help build the safety culture of the Suriname workforce for years to come. The Academic Hospital Paramaribo is the largest hospital in Suriname and serves as a major medical research hub for the country. The government of Suriname has prioritized developing the hospital. In support of the national development agenda, Kosmos has committed multi-year support to the academic hospital and the training of its staff. Kosmos began by working with hospital personnel in 2016 to identify needs and create a plan for how Kosmos and other oil and gas operators in Suriname can work together to build the hospital’s research and patient care capabilities. Since the beginning of the hospital partnership, Kosmos has donated surgical tools, machines for monitoring patient vital metrics, defibrillators (AEDs), and intensive care unit beds. EMBRACING INNOVATION IN SURINAME Our multi-year support of technical education and STEM disciplines naturally encourages innovation in Suriname. In 2017, we partnered with existing programs to help them expand their offerings in the intersection between technology and social entrepreneurship. We worked with a local organization, IT Core, as a sponsor of their hackathon which applies elements of gaming to other areas to motivate young people to solve real world problems. Due to the success of this event, we also sponsored a multi-month hackomation program through IT Core focused on fostering renewable energy and sustainability solutions in Suriname. As we look to 2018, we plan to develop more long- term partnerships in Suriname that will help equip young people to pursue their innovative ideas for addressing local economic and social issues. Engineering students at NATIN were among those who participated in the Kosmos-sponsored safety training in Paramaribo.