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2020 – A Year in Review

2020 was a challenging year but there is still a lot to be grateful for. Read about our achievements and challenges.

Launch: 2017 – 2019 Blue Grants Fund Progress Report

Over SCR 15 million disbursed in 3 years – what have we invested in?

SeyCCAT Surviving Crisis – COVID-19

SeyCCAT was created to respond to the 2008 crisis, read how it adjusts to the COVID-19 crisis.

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

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Meeting the Challenges of the Changing Climate

Earth Day, the 22nd of April, seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the work that has been done to face arguably the most pressing threat to our planet, climate change. Anthropogenic emissions of CO2, and other greenhouse gases, have led to an...

BGF 5: Register your early interest

The Blue Grants Fund 5 is bigger and stronger! Register your early interest at info@seyccat.org   This year, we have a total of SCR23 million to disburse to impactful and innovative local projects. The application window will open on May 3rd until Jule 11, 2021. ...

Seychelles’ Blue Carbon Journey

The Seychelles, classed as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), has a total landmass of 459 km2 yet an exclusive economic zone of 1.35 million km2. However, Seychelles has not yet included the CO2-offsetting capacity of ocean biomass in their...

What Steps are we taking towards Responsible Consumption and Production?

On Global Recycling Day, 18th March 2021, we’re reminded of the well-known slogan: ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ to address our personal responsibility for our consumption and environmental impact. But what does this mean on a larger scale? The 12th United Nations...

SeyCCAT and SDG5

The 5th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is focused on achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. This involves ensuring equal opportunities and full, effective participation for women at all levels of...

International Day of Education 2021 – Investing in Blue Education

  SeyCCAT has been funding projects working towards the 4th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ensuring “inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Close to SCR 1,850,000* has...

Seagrass: Earth’s Best Defence Against Climate Change Which You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Seagrass finally gets the recognition it deserves as critical both nationally and internationally.

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...

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.

 

2020: SeyCCAT celebrates 5 years