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Our vision

Vision: SeyCCAT envisions for Seychelles’ ocean and islands to be stewarded by the people of Seychelles, generating sustainable benefits for future generations to share.

Mission: SeyCCAT strategically invests in ocean stakeholders to generate new learning, bold action and sustainable blue prosperity in Seychelles.

Goal: To competitively grant at least US$ 750,000 per annum to support the stewardship of Seychelles’ ocean resources, island life and blue economy.

Objectives: SeyCCAT is committed to developing strong and lasting creative collaborations to advance our mission.  These partnerships will enable us to deliver our objectives to:

  • Support new and existing marine and coastal protected areas and sustainable use zones;
  • Empower the fisheries sector with robust science and knowhow to improve governance, sustainability, value and market options;
  • Promote the rehabilitation of marine and coastal habitats and ecosystems that have been degraded by local and global impacts;
  • Develop and implement risk reduction and social resilience plans to adapt to the effects of climate change;
  • Trial and nurture business models to secure the sustainable development of Seychelles’ blue economy.

Underpinning Themes: SeyCCAT is more than a project donor. It is not just what we do that is important to us, it is how we do it that matters too. We understand that our ambitious Vision can only be delivered through the people and organisations that we invest in, and that our success depends on theirs.  We will create the space for new ideas, help those ideas evolve, forge new creative collaborations, and boost individual and collective impact. We will empower the local and regional leaders of tomorrow and disseminate what we, and our partners, learn. We believe that by demonstrating our commitment to:

  • Ideating and Incubating;
  • People and Partnerships;
  • Empowering and Investing; and,
  • Learning and Sharing

…. that together we will succeed in securing our Vision for:

Seychelles’ ocean and islands to be stewarded by the people of Seychelles, generating sustainable benefits for future generations to share.

Our values

Our Values provide ourselves and our partners with a strong set of guiding principles. We believe that our abidance by these values presents us with the best possible chance of success: 


  • Trust – we treat all our stakeholders with equal rights, respect their differing viewpoints, and deliver on our commitments.
  • Partnership – we encourage partnerships to blend knowledge and expertise, to create shared-value solutions, towards boosting the social, economic and environmental returns from our investments.
  • Excellence – we strive to achieve the highest standards and learn quickly from our failures while working with and advancing best practices.
  • Transparency – we are open and clear about our ideas and actions, focusing on evidence-based decision-making, and welcoming external inputs and dialogue to help us achieve measureable results.
  • Innovation – we appraise existing methods and models, advocate for continuous learning, and champion new ways of working.

Our structure

SeyCCAT is governed by the Board of Directors, supported by a finance committee and grants committee, with the day-to-day leadership provided by the CEO and Executive team: 


  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by the Directors and is responsible for the general and active management of the affairs of SeyCCAT, subject to the supervision and control by SeyCCAT’s Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer ensures that the instructions of the Board are carried out and that the Board receives the necessary operational support to meet and transact the business of SeyCCAT.
  • SeyCCAT is administered by the Board of Directors – The Directors manage the business of SeyCCAT and exercise all the powers of SeyCCAT unless the Directors are subject to restrictions imposed by SeyCCAT legislation (The Act, 2015). Directors’ meetings and decision making are only possible through a quorum of both ex-officio Directors and 5 other Directors.  Each Director, as per the SeyCCAT Conflicts of Interest policy, declares in a written statement the nature and extent of any interest, direct or indirect – and is excused from any discussions of the Board in which it is possible that a conflict will arise.
  • SeyCCAT’s Grants Committee consists of Directors with operational and technical programming skills who are committed to the conservation of renewable resources and sustainable development. The Grants Committee (i) analyzes and recommends projects and programs to be presented for approval by the Board, (ii) provides orientation on priorities of SeyCCAT and the projects and programmes to be funded, (iii) periodically reviews and brings up to date the conservation strategy of SeyCCAT and (iv) participates in the periodic review of the annual workplan, along with other stakeholders in the Seychelles.
  • SeyCCAT’s investment assets (endowment funds) are managed by the Finance Committee. The committee is an appointed committee of the Board of Directors.  The purpose of the committee is to serve in an adjunct advisory role for recommendations to SeyCCAT on matters related to the investments held by SeyCCAT and to support the growth of SeyCCATs asset base.


Our people

Our performance, like any team, organisation or society, is a collection of our individual and collective capacities. We recognise that as individuals we are unique and that we each have our own drivers, ambitions and motivations. This is why at SeyCCAT we invest in our people, seeking individuals whose personal interests align with our organisational mission, encouraging growth and development, and working together to seek out the solutions to our challenges. 

SeyCCAT Executive Team

Marie-May Jeremie

Marie-May Jeremie

SeyCCAT Chief Executive Officer

Marie-May Jeremie (Muzungaile) is the Chief Executive Officer of SeyCCAT. Marie-May holds a Masters of Environment Degree from the University of Melbourne and an undergraduate degree in Biological sciences from Edith Cowan University.

She is a trained Conservation Biologist who has been actively involved in national biodiversity conservation and environmental management, development of environmental policies and legislation. Over the past 10 years, She has been active in conservation works both at governmental and non-governmental organisation platforms in the Seychelles and beyond. She has served on many Boards in the environment, conservation and resource management sectors. Before joining SeyCCAT, Marie-May served as the Director General for Biodiversity Conservation and Management Division where she focused on the establishment and implementation of all biodiversity related policies and legislation. She has played an instrumental role as policy lead for ocean governance including the work on the Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan.

Vania Robert

Vania Robert

SeyCCAT Finance and Human Resources Manager

Vania Robert is the Finance and Human Resources Manager for Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT). Vania is responsible for the financial management of SeyCCAT’s administration and grants and supports the SeyCCAT CEO, Board of Directors, Finance and Grants committee to run a high quality and efficient, functional and transparent service-oriented organisation.

Prior to this position, Vania spent 17 years working with the tourism industry.  She has 13 years of experience at management level, in roles such as Assistant Financial Controller and Head of Finance. She has represented companies both locally and internationally.  Vania has wide experience in finance and administration, as well as payroll, budgeting and cashflow analysis.  Vania is also well versed with external and internal audits.

Vania has a Diploma in Business Studies from the Seychelles Polytechnic and a HND in Business and Finance from Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Education Council.

Liam Weber

Liam Weber

SeyCCAT Grants Manager

Liam Weber joined SeyCCAT as Grants Manager in September 2022.

He was born in Seychelles and is a dual citizen of Seychelles and South Africa. He has experience in project management, technical coordination, and working with international partners on implementation of large-scale projects in Seychelles. Liam has several years’ experience working for parastatal organisations in the aquaculture and fisheries industries.

Liam holds an Honours Degree in Marine Biology and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Biology and Marine Biology, both from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Alain de Comarmond

Alain de Comarmond

Fundraising & Partnership Manager

Alain is the Fundraising & Partnership Manager. He is primarily responsible for the fundraising efforts of the Trust as well as retaining and seeking new partnerships that will benefit the organisation or our stakeholders.
Prior to joining SeyCCAT, he spent 20 years in civil service with the Ministry responsible for Environment until his departure in 2020 from the post of Principal Secretary of the Environment Department and 2 years in the consultancy business before he joined SeyCCAT in March 2023. During his time in civil service he has worked in matters related to environmental law, coastal zone management, climate adaptation, disaster management, environmental impact assessment and pollution control and biodiversity conservation.
In addition he has served on several boards as well as hold the responsibility of Project Director for several large externally-funded environmental projects. Alain has extensive experience related to the strategic, policy and legal matters in the environment sector. His experience also spans internationally where he has been involved extensively in different international negotiations, processes and programmes.
Alain holds an honours degree in environmental management from the University of Wolverhampton, U.K.

Helena Sims

Helena Sims

MSP Project Manager

Ms Sims is the Project manager of the Seychelles Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) initiative. She is responsible for implementing and achieving the MSP initiative by overseeing and representing The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in relationships with Government agencies, NGO and corporate stakeholders and working closely with the MSP advisory committees. She serves as the secretary to the MSP Executive and Steering Committees and MSP Technical working groups. She assists in funding proposals, research grants and coordination with other projects. Helena is currently the only TNC staff working on the MSP that is based in the Seychelles.

Helena has work experience in Marine Conservation Biology and Project Management. Upon her return from University she has worked at the Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology (the current Seychelles National Parks Authority), as a Project coordinator at the Green Islands Foundation NGO where her work focused on Integrated Coastal Zone Management and managing a 4 year GoS-UNDP-GEF Protected Areas Project at the Project Coordination Unit to identify strengthen the Protected Areas network of Seychelles through the identification of potential new areas for protection.

Helena has a BSc in Marine Biology Advanced from the James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Annike Faure

Annike Faure

Coastal Wetlands and Climate Change Project Manager

Annike is the Coastal Wetlands and Climate Change Project Manager for SeyCCAT. She will manage and coordinate project activities, as well as the day-to-day project implementation and overall coordination of the various project’s outcomes under SeyCCAT’s portfolio. Annike’s role will also include communication materials for the Blue Carbon project, as well as assisting in preparation and review for materials related to Blue Carbon and NDC for marketing, philanthropy and government relations.

Annike has over five years of experience in environmental project management. Fresh from university, she started work as a Project Manager for the Programme Coordination Unit and later for the United Nations Development Programme. Her projects were on various ends of the spectrum from Capacity Building, to the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, Mercury Project under the Minamata Convention, Biodiversity Finance Initiative and Access and Benefit Sharing under the Nagoya Protocol.

Annike holds a BSc in Geography and Environment and a Masters’ in Environmental Management for Business.

Michel Pierre

Michel Pierre

Blue Grants Coordinator

Michel Pierre has been seconded to SeyCCAT. He holds the position of Blue Grants Coordinator.

He was formerly employed with Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles as the Chief Executive Officer. He was responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Secretariat according to the strategic direction set by the Board.

He has over ten years of experience working with the Civil Society sector in Seychelles focusing on capacity building of civil society organizations to effectively implement projects and programmes and engaged in advocacy, policy issues and resource mobilization.  He has excellent skills in project management which involve coordination, monitoring and effective evaluation.  He has managed various national projects aimed at empowering and building the capacity of NGOs in Seychelles and as a result, they have contributed meaningfully towards the development of the country.

Thembekile Manjengwa

Thembekile Manjengwa

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Thembekile Manjengwa is responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation for SeyCCAT, in relation to its organizational mission and goals, the Blue Grants Fund and associated grants and projects.  She is a Development Expert with extensive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and Project Management. She has more than 12 years of career experience in development programming relating to Agriculture, Natural Resources Management and Sustainable livelihoods involving Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, Program Design, Proposal and budget development, and Coordination with donor agencies, UN organizations, NGOs and Governments.

Thembie is a Certified Development Project Manager with a BSc in Natural Resources Management and Agriculture and Masters Development Management.

Diana Renaud

Diana Renaud

Grants and Fundraising Officer

Diana Renaud is the Grants and Fundraising Officer.
She has worked in the Government of Seychelles for 13 years in both the social and the environmental fields. She has a Masters degree and has a background in gender and population issues, social research, social impact assessment and project management.
She has had the opportunity to work on different projects funded by both the Government of Seychelles and International organisations such as the African Development Bank, The Darwin Initiatives, the Commonwealth, SADC, European Bank, European Investment Bank and others.
Daniella Farabeau

Daniella Farabeau

Accounts & Administrative Officer

Daniella Farabeau joins SeyCCAT as an accounts and administrative officer. She has more than fifteen years working experience in the field of accounting, auditing and taxation. She also has five years working experience in banking. She has had the opportunity to work with the Seychelles Revenue Commission, Chartered accountant companies and Bureau de Change and also reporting experiences with institutions such as Central Bank and Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

SeyCCAT Board Members

Minister Flavien Joubert

Minister Flavien Joubert

SeyCCAT Chair

Flavien P Joubert was born in 1972 and was educated in Seychelles up to secondary level. He successfully completed an HND and graduate studies at the Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom and Masters studies at York University in Canada, During the time at the Department of Environment, he has collected various competencies especially in oil spill combat and operation of sewage treatment plants.

Since 1996, he has worked in the Ministry of Environment. He has held and served in several key posts including Director General for Wildlife Enforcement and Permits, CEO of the Seychelles National Parks Authority and CEO of the Landscape and Waste Management Authority. Mr Joubert has served on several boards such as the Planning Authority and Seychelles Petroleum as company Director and on Boards of national importance such as the Pesticide Control Board, Licensing Authority and Seychelles islands Foundation.

Through his university studies, he re-discovered one of the rarest bat species in the country, and has, throughout his time at the ministry promoted research and conservation on the bat species. He has co-written two papers on that subject. He has also played instrumental roles in several initiatives that have to do with chemical safety in Seychelles.

On the international arena, Minister Joubert has represented Seychelles in many fora related to chemicals and waste and was the focal points for the Basel, and Stockholm Conventions. He also led the organization of the Nairobi Convention 8th conference of Parties meeting in 2015, for which UNEP congratulated Seychelles for the level of organization.

Mr Joubert was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Energy and on 4th November 2020.

Minister Joubert is married and has two children.

Camilla Monteiro

Camilla Monteiro

SeyCCAT Vice-chair

Camila has 18 years of experience in conservation finance. She is a conservation trust fund (CTF) specialist and has helped funds to mobilize resources from bi and multilateral agencies on multiple occasions for large multi-year programs. She has served as RedLAC Executive Secretary (Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds) while working in the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (Funbio), where she led the development and implementation of capacity building initiatives for CTFs and supported the creation of the CAFÉ (the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment). As an independent consultant, Camila has supported several Latin American and Caribbean CTFs in proposal writing, strategic planning, and organizational development. She has also led the design of blended finance program proposals for different CTFs and NGOs and has developed Environmental and Social Management Systems for CTFs. Camila is a Board member of Fundación BioGuiné, a CTF in Guinea Bissau. In the last year, she joined TNC as the CTF Senior Advisor within the Global Protect team, where she advises TNC teams and CTFs involved in Blue/ Nature Bonds and Project Finance for Permanence initiatives. She is Brazilian, has two sons, and has been based in the UK since 2017.

Oliver Bastienne

Oliver Bastienne

SeyCCAT Treasurer and Chair of the SeyCCAT Finance Committee

Oliver is currently a Partner with ACM & Associates.  Until August 2017 (when EY stopped operations in Seychelles), he was also the Country Senior Manager  of EY Seychelles (formerly  known  as Ernst  and  Young Seychelles),the only Big Four Firm to have established itself in the Seychelles since 2011.The firm had a strategical alliance with ACM & Associates.

In total, Oliver manages a workforce of 25 employees, providing a myriad of service lines including Taxation, Advisory, Transactional and Assurance. Before coming back home, Oliver was working for EY London for 6years. Working in the private sector for all these years has enabled Oliver to appreciate that entrepreneurship is critical for innovation, business expansion and employment, particularly for young people. Through volunteering his time, he worked extremely closely with the Department of Youth and the Department of Entrepreneurship to kickstart the new generation of individuals who are ready to help their countries meet growth and employment challenges.  Oliver is presently the Chairman of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where he works very closely with local businesses as well as the various Government Ministries and departments and all key players in the various industries.

Oliver has been educated in Seychelles, Singapore (from the age of 9–18years) and in the United Kingdom (BSc)(Hons) degree in Accounting & Finance, Loughborough University). These diverse experiences, cultures and skills captured have enabled him to ensure that his staff gets the right learning, experiences and coaching to accelerate their career development. Alongside the framework adopted by his firm, he ensures that these types of learning and experiences are designed and deployed to integrate their personal growth with the needs of their clients,Seychelles, and the business. The most important responsibility of Oliver is to provide leadership. The success of any organization starts at the top. Oliver leads by example exhibiting integrity, energy, enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment.


Paul Morin

Paul Morin

Paul is a Seychellois entrepreneur who has been involved in their family business after completing his International Baccalaureate Diploma in 1986. He completed his secondary education at the Seychelles College in 1983.

He has been the Managing director of the Morin Group of companies for the last twenty years, the family has been involved in a number of different businesses linked with our maritime resources. Namely in the trade of sharks fins, tuna fishery and sea cucumber. And their company has played a pivotal role in transforming our sea cucumber trade from an artisanal and low key sector to a vibrant and modern one. He has always been a firm believer in the vast potential of our countries maritime resources.

Paul has been the Chairperson of the Seychelles Sea cucumber Industry (AMSSI), since 2010, and holds the post till today. Being a firm believer in a reasonable approach in the sustainable exploitation of our maritime resources, he has displayed a sense of true leadership in getting members of the industry to appreciate the importance and taking ownership of their industry whilst gradually accepting the general principles of having a proper management model which balances between the need to exploit and protect the resources themselves. He currently sits on the sea cucumber Management Advisory Committee (MAC), the platform that advisers the management principals of the industry.

He has served on the executive committee of Fishermen & Boat Owners Association (FBOA) and now rebranded to Seychelles Fishermen & Boat Owners Association (SFBOA) in the role of Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Executive member since 2008. FBOA/SFBOA has been and remains the main body on the national platform, leading in the negotiations and playing an important role in harmonizing the national need of stakeholders of our Fishing Industry with the Seychelles Fishing Authority, the Government and other related partners.

He currently also sits on the Association of Fish Processors and Exporters (AFPES), as the association’s secretary.

Amit Wasserberg

Amit Wasserberg

Chair of the BGF Committee

Founder and executive director of Silhouette Cruises Capt. Amit Wasserberg has spent 5 years in the Israeli Navy, serving in many missions, later on captained different vessels and yachts in the Mediterranean, Red sea, east Pacific ocean and many parts of the Indian Ocean.

Living in Seychelles for the past 27 years, Amit sailed most of the Seychelles waters and knows most islands intimately as well as other islands and coastal countries in the region from the east African coast to Chagos archipelago and Madagascar to the Maldives.

Amit has gained experience in many aspects of the maritime services from tourism-sailing-diving with thousands of happy tourists who spends their holiday onboard Silhouette Cruises vessels to commercial off-shore support work providing services to clients from the oil and gas industry, reputed universities and research institutes and government bodies.

We are committed to build upon this success and provide a high standard of service while operating in a responsible and sustainable manner in co-existence with the natural eco-systems we visit.

Cillia Mangroo

Cillia Mangroo

Cillia is an Executive Director in the office of the Minister in the Ministry of Finance, National Planning and Trade. She has over 17 years of experience working in the Ministry, specialising in Trade issues. Cillia has served and chaired on many national committees and panels as well as Government boards. Prior to her post as Executive Director in the Minister’s Officer, she held the post of Principal Secretary for Trade. She has also represented the Ministry as a Trade Attaché in Brussels from 2010 to 2012 and was Charge d’Affaires at Interim in the Seychelles’ Mission in Geneva in 2012.

Ms Mangroo holds a Master in international Trade Law from the University of Turin and a Bachelor in economics and finance, University of Manchester.

Glenny Savy

Glenny Savy

Glenny Savy is a highly experienced Chief Executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive domains and fast-paced environments.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from Murdoch University, Western Australia, 1979 -1982.

Glenny is the long-standing CEO for the Islands Development Company (IDC).  He has strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 35 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, project and product management.

Glenny provides us with a proven ability to successfully analyse organisational critical business requirements, as well as the ability to identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer service offerings.

Phillianne Ernesta

Phillianne Ernesta

Mrs. Phillianne ERNESTA is currently the Principal Secretary for the Blue Economy. She joined the Department of the Blue Economy (DBE) in October 2016 as the Director for the Maritime Boundary Delimitation Division, before assuming a new role as the Director General for Blue Economy’s Policy and Programme Management Division in January 2020. She has some 13 years of work experience in the public sector and has previously occupied the posts of Research Analyst and Archivist.
Mrs. Ernesta holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology, that was accredited by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. She also holds a Diploma in General Management; accredited by the University of Seychelles.

Peter Purvis

Peter Purvis

Peter Purvis is currently the Group Legal Advisor for Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd. He previously worked as a legal advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Department of the Blue Economy. He has over 12 years of experience working in the legal field during which he was part of the Legal Team formulating and negotiating the legal framework for Seychelles-Mauritius Joint Management Area in the Mascarene Plateau and worked on several Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the promotion of the Blue Economy, including Blue Bonds, Debt for Adaptation and Marine Spatial Planning (in particular the review of the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SEYCATT) legislation).

Mr. Purvis is actively involved in civil society and is a member of several NGOs, including Sustainability for Seychelles (S4S) and The Ocean Project. He was instrumental in the formation of the Anse Boileau Fishermen’s Association and held the position of Secretary for 2 years.

Mr. Purvis holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Diploma in The Law of the Sea and Maritime Law from the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy, Rhodes, Greece.

SeyCCAT Board Observers

Dr. Frauke Fleischer-Dogley

Dr. Frauke Fleischer-Dogley

Dr Frauke Fleischer-Dogley is the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF).  The foundation was established as a public trust in 1979 and manages and protects Seychelles’ UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Aldabra Atoll and the Vallée de Mai. Improving the management effectiveness of Seychelles’ World Heritage Sites is her mission. She believes in science-based management decisions, innovation, and rigorous review of established practices to advance conservation management. She has realised her dream to set foot on the largest raised coral atoll in the world and is determined that, as one of the World Heritage Sites most threatened due to climate change and sea level rise, Aldabra will be protected for future generations. One of her on-going goals is to ensure, through SIF’s work, that the marine treasures of Aldabra are comprehensively monitored to better understand and appreciate this relatively undisturbed marine ecosystem and enhance its prospects of survival.

Frauke is a trained conservation biologist. Her PhD research substantially advanced understanding of the population management of the coco de mer, Seychelles flagship species, and has been published in several scientific papers. She has over 15 years of experience in protected area management and has also worked in the fields of tourism planning, ecotourism and international cooperation with the Government of Seychelles.

In addition she has served on many national steering committees and is also a board member of the Seychelles National Parks Authority and the National Environment Advisory Council in addition to the SeyCCAT.

Dr Nirmal Shah

Dr Nirmal Shah

Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah is a second-generation Seychellois environmentalist. He has a Bachelors degree in business, an MSc and PhD in biology and ecology. He has occupied senior environmental positions in the Parastatal, Government, private and NGO sectors as well as worked for international organisations such as the World Bank, IUCN ,Sida, and several UN agencies.

He is the Chief Executive of Nature Seychelles, a leading environmental non-profit organisation in the East African region. He is the President’s Special Envoy for Environment and Climate Change, Managing Director of ENVI.R.O, Chair of the Seychelles National Environment Advisory Council, and Board Member of local and international organisations, including the University of Seychelles, National Disaster Relief Foundation, Public Health Appeals Board. He is also the Honorary Consul for Mauritius in Seychelles.

He has designed and led implementation of internationally acclaimed, world class projects that have rescued several bird species from extinction, including the once Critically Endangered Seychelles Magpie Robin and Seychelles Scops Owl being down listed on the IUCN Red List in 2005, the Seychelles Fody being removed from BirdLife International’s Threatened Birds of the World listing in 2006 and the (once Critically Endangered) Seychelles Warbler removed from this list by 2016. This work has inspired similar projects by other organisations. He has developed and coordinated partnerships for the rescue of the Seychelles Flycatcher, the only critically endangered bird left in Seychelles, and for research of the Critically Endangered Seychelles Sheath-tailed Bat and on the Seychelles Sooglosid Frogs.

He is currently leading the management of a climate change adaptation coral reef restoration project, the world’s largest using the “reef gardening” method. His multi-disciplinary and cross cutting work has extended in the East African Region, notably being founding member and recent outgoing President of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).

A Finance Committee and a Blue Grants Committee support the Board and Executive teams.

Finance Committee members

Oliver Bastienne (Chair)

Cillia Mangroo

Cyril Benoiton

Aurelius C. Nkonde

Rob Weary

Stuart Laing




Blue Grants Committee members

Amit Wasserberg, Chair of the Blue Grants Committee

Vacant, Blue Economy Department

Indira Gamatis,  Department of Environment

Ashik Hassan, Seychelles Fisheries Authority

Sheriffa Morel, Department of Fisheries

Isabelle Ravinia, Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority

Sylvanna Antat, Blue Economy Research Institute

Cindy Chang-leng Clair -Project Development and Coordination Section

Helena Sims, TNC – MSP initiative

Greg Burke, fisheries expert.

Lyndy Bastienne, GEF Small Grants Programme

Josette Cadence, Seychelles National Youth Council

Vacant, Enterprise Seychelles Agency

Chantal Ellen, Citizens’ Engagement Platform Seychelles