Shared Learning

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...

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...

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...

Financing options to implement 400,000km2 of new Marine Protected Areas under the Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan

The Seychelles Marine Spatial Planning (SMSP) process is in full flow and preparing to complete its final milestone which will complete the 30% marine protection goal. As attention in 2020 moves from planning to implementation, SeyCCAT and SMSP have...

Results of the Willingness to Pay study 2019

Over the last 4 months, the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation, Valsen Consulting and the University of Seychelles have been working together to carry-out and finalize the Willingness to Pay (WTP) study, commissioned by SeyCCAT, to investigate the...

2019 – A Year in Review

  A year at a glance - 2019     Angelique Pouponneau, CEO of SeyCCAT   Dear friends,  What a year it has been! 2019 was nothing if not interesting with many firsts for the Trust. In 2019, we received many applications and did our best to make the...

Global Commons – where climate and the ocean meets.

Learn more about how SeyCCAT is advancing its 4th strategic objective of developing and implementing risk reduction and social resilience plans to adapt to the effects of climate change. Seychelles remains vulnerable to the impacts of climate change with its...

Gender in the Blue Grants Fund

June 2019 The work of the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) is aligned to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). SDG 5 seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls at all levels. One of the...

Is SeyCCAT empowering the fisheries sector?

Our strategic objective is to empower the fisheries sector with robust science and knowhow to improve governance, sustainability, value and market options and supporting sustainable use zones.  Until recently, the artisanal fishery in the Seychelles remained largely...

Making Inclusion and Accessibility a Reality

Making it happen. For real. In 2019, SeyCCAT is piloting several new interventions to tackle the accessibility riddle. Accepting applications in Creole: In 2019, SeyCCAT translated the application form in Creole and started accepting applications in the local...

An Inclusive and Accessible Blue Economy

As high value blue economy deals are brokered by bankers, economists, government officials and impact investors, the question remains how the proceeds of these deals will benefit the marine environment and the coastal communities. Many philanthropic organisations that...

Blogs

Meet the Entrepreneurial Seaweed-Sweeping Women of Mahé who Create and Sell Compost from their Ocean Floor Findings

Socio-economically disadvantaged women are given employment opportunities on the WASO-SeyCCAT project, turning seaweed into home compost, and providing a solution for both the seaweed deposition around Mahé, and the shortage of suitable compost...

SYAH’s Blue Economy Internship Programme Inspires Seychellois Youth to Protect the Ocean and Pursue Careers Within the Blue Economy

Seychellois youth are the leaders of both today and tomorrow, and it is more important than ever to provide youth with the tools required to protect the ocean. As an archipelago of islands who rely on the Blue Economy, the country’s prosperity is...

The Ocean and Quality of Life

With an ocean area almost 3000 times the size of its land area, the ocean is no stranger to the Seychellois people. It has been the centre of the conversation recently as the economy shifts to focus on a sustainable blue economy. But what can be said about the...

The Case for a Locally Managed Trust Fund

Development funds, be it for conservation, research and infrastructure, are there to serve countries and their people. Ideally, such funds should be innovative and flexible, and able to respond to local conditions with agility. They should be approached from a...

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Established in 2015, SeyCCAT strategically invests in ocean stakeholders to generate new learning, bold action, and sustainable blue prosperity in Seychelles. The trust grants at least USD 700,000 per annum to support the stewardship of Seychelles’ ocean resources,...

Archives

Sovereign Blue Bond - Our Evolution

 

SeyCCAT manages US$ 3 million of the proceeds of the Seychelles’ sovereign blue bond

Out of the Blue by Latham & Watkins

Seychelles’ blue bondinfographic

Seychelles achieves World’s first with sovereign blue bond by The World Bank

Q&As on the Seychelles’ blue bond

Blue Economy and Blue Bonds: An overview of the concepts and the pioneering case of Seychelles by Stuart Laing in Seychelles Research Journal.