2020 – A Year in Review

A year at a glance – 2020 Angelique Pouponneau, CEO of SeyCCAT   Dear friends,  What a year it has been! 2020 will definitely be one for the books! We welcome two new board members: Minister Naadir Hassan, the new Minister responsible for Finance and Mr...

Launch: 2017 – 2019 Blue Grants Fund Progress Report

The Blue Grants Fund   In 2015, Seychelles committed to investing US$ 6.6 million in ocean conservation and climate adaptation projects over the next 20 years. In 2017, we launched our first call for proposal with a modest Blue Grants Fund. In 2017, we had US$...

SeyCCAT Surviving Crisis – COVID-19

COVID-19 has undiscriminatingly caused disruptions in the life of everyone, including to an extent the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT). Known for our innovation in conservation financing, SeyCCAT persevered in the times of COVID-19 to...

What has the Seychelles’ sovereign blue bond achieved since 2018?

The fisheries sector is second only to tourism in the Seychelles. The fisheries sector contributes significantly to the GDP and employs 17% of the population. According to the National Bureau of Statistics in 2018, Seychelles has seen a 116% increase in the total...

SeyCCAT’s contribution to Ocean Literacy

“Ocean literacy has been historically defined as “the understanding of human influence on the Ocean and the Ocean’s influence on people.” It is not only about increasing awareness on the state of the ocean, but it is also, about providing tools and approaches to...

What is blended finance?

Blended finance is a term we hear being used in the context of conservation funding. It is well-known that finance from governments will not be sufficient to achieve the sustainable development goals and therefore, there is a need to mobilise other sources of...