News

WIOMSA awards a grant to SeyCCAT

Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) is an innovative financing mechanism breaking the usual narrative about donor funding. SeyCCAT manages the proceeds of blended capital from the debt-for-nature swap and the Seychelles' blue bond,...

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News: 21 successful this year – 13 large grants approved

Initially, 35 applications for a large grant was received. 18 of the 35 project proposals were invited to stage II following the Blue Grants Committee (BGC) review, opening the door to the possibility of grant of a SCR1 million from SeyCCAT. These fledgling projects...

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Press Release: Seychelles hits 30% marine protection target after pioneering debt restructuring deal

Shielding ecosystems and economy from climate change and unsustainable development Rare species and corals protected while fishing and tourism industries can thrive sustainably Proves concept of debt refinancing for marine protection, a model others are...

WIOMSA awards a grant to SeyCCAT

Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) is an innovative financing mechanism breaking the usual narrative about donor funding. SeyCCAT manages the proceeds of blended capital from the debt-for-nature swap and the Seychelles' blue bond,...

News: 21 successful this year – 13 large grants approved

Initially, 35 applications for a large grant was received. 18 of the 35 project proposals were invited to stage II following the Blue Grants Committee (BGC) review, opening the door to the possibility of grant of a SCR1 million from SeyCCAT. These fledgling projects...

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...

News: Small grants for Blue Grants Fund # 3 announced.

Eight concept notes submissions have been approved in the 3rd call of proposal of the Blue Grant Fund (BGF) from SeyCCAT for small to medium grants up to SR100,000. A committee has been established to assess the submissions. The process is straightforward for the...

Fear of failure and lack of innovation are two of the preliminary findings of the assessment of the blue economy entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Fear of failure and lack of innovation are two of the preliminary findings of the assessment of the blue economy entrepreneurship ecosystem. Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) and Eco-Sol Consulting Ltd co-hosted a roundtable discussion on...

Willingness to Pay Survey underway

          Many tourism dependent island States experience high pressure on the natural environment, which is often the very core of their tourism product. Therefore sustainable management and protection mechanisms are required, which limit and...

2 Seychellois awarded the Africa Oxford Visiting Fellowship

The Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT), Nekton and The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) are pleased to announce that Jennifer Appoo of Seychelles Islands Foundation and Sheena Talma of the Ministry of Energy, Environment and Climate Change...

Seychelles launches World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond

THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES/ WASHINGTON/ BALI, OCTOBER 29 —The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. The bond, which raised US$15...

Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) Board appoints CEO.

The Board of Directors of SeyCCAT appointed the new CEO of SeyCCAT, Angelique Pouponneau.  Angelique has always had a passion for advancing the sustainable use and conservation of our oceans. She was born and grew up in a fishing district, Bel Ombre, in Seychelles...

SEVEN SEYCHELLOIS RECEIVE GRANTS TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH AS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL DEEP WATER EXPEDITION

An innovative collaboration between Nekton Mission and the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) has led to the financing of seven Seychellois researchers who will venture on an underwater expedition to explore the depths (up to 500 m) of the...

Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) announces the second Blue Grants Fund projects!

Victoria (March 29, 2019) – Whilst there is ambition to increase marine protected areas globally, the question remains as to how to bridge the financing gap that exists to meet the ambition for effective marine protection. Seychelles’ innovation with tools such as...

EVENTS

SeyCCAT attends IORA’s Blue Carbon Finance Think Tank

Blue Carbon is becoming a buzz word in the Indian Ocean and internationally. Blue Carbon refers to the Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change that is captured and stored in marine/coastal ecosystems. These ecosystems are inclusive of...

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SeyCCAT attends COP 25

Angelique Pouponneau, the CEO of SeyCCAT, attended the 25th Conference of the Parties held in Madrid, which took place from the 26th November to 13th December in Madrid, Spain. There, she was invited to speak at a number of side events about...

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Exploring Grants Financing in Seychelles

Friday 15th November, SeyCCAT convened a meeting of organisations providing grants financing in Seychelles. Following three years of grants-making, SeyCCAT felt it was necessary to meet with others with grants making experience to share best practice and lessons...

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SeyCCAT attends IORA’s Blue Carbon Finance Think Tank

Blue Carbon is becoming a buzz word in the Indian Ocean and internationally. Blue Carbon refers to the Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change that is captured and stored in marine/coastal ecosystems. These ecosystems are inclusive of...

SeyCCAT attends COP 25

Angelique Pouponneau, the CEO of SeyCCAT, attended the 25th Conference of the Parties held in Madrid, which took place from the 26th November to 13th December in Madrid, Spain. There, she was invited to speak at a number of side events about...

Exploring Grants Financing in Seychelles

Friday 15th November, SeyCCAT convened a meeting of organisations providing grants financing in Seychelles. Following three years of grants-making, SeyCCAT felt it was necessary to meet with others with grants making experience to share best practice and lessons...

SeyCCAT attends Our Ocean

Environment Minister Wallace Cosgrow, the Chair of the SeyCCAT Board, was invited to speak at a high-level dialogue with the overarching theme of "fostering partnerships with small island developing states towards 2020 Our Ocean Conference" on the margins of the 6th...

SeyCCAT speaks at Virtual Island Summit

The first ever Virtual Island Summit (October 6-10th 2019) is bringing together experts from around the world to share information on sustainable practices and some of the most pressing issues for island communities. Chief Executive, Pouponneau, participated in this...

SeyCCAT attends the Marine Regions Forum

Angelique Pouponneau, the CEO of SeyCCAT, was invited to speak at the closing panel of the Marine Regions Forum, which took place on the 30th September to 2nd October in Berlin, Germany. There, she shared insights on the successful projects that the Trust has financed...

Talking Climate Chaos

What is "Talking Climate Chaos" all about?  It is an event that brings people together with the main objective of raising awareness and showcasing ideas around climate change; and how to avoid climate chaos and be climate smart! Date: 31st January 2020 Venue:...

SeyCCAT attends Business Conservation Conference 2019

Angelique Pouponneau, the CEO of SeyCCAT, was invited to speak at the flagship panel on Building a Blue Economy at the Business Conservation Conference, which took place on the 8th to 9th September in Kigali, Rwanda. There, she shared insights on the ethos and values...

SeyCCAT attends Africa Blue Economy Forum 2019

Angelique Pouponneau, the CEO of SeyCCAT, was invited to speak at the Africa Blue Economy Forum, which took place on the 25-26th of June in Tunis, Tunisia. There, she shared insights on how the Trust and the Development Bank of Seychelles manage the portfolio of $15...

Fear of failure and lack of innovation are two of the preliminary findings of the assessment of the blue economy entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Fear of failure and lack of innovation are two of the preliminary findings of the assessment of the blue economy entrepreneurship ecosystem. Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) and Eco-Sol Consulting Ltd co-hosted a roundtable discussion on...

Information Sessions on Blue Finance

The Development Bank of Seychelles launched the Blue Investment Fund on the 26th April 2019 offering SCR 42 million in financing, with each loan with a 4% interest rate and a maximum of 15 years repayment. Development Bank of Seychelles, SeyCCAT, and the department of...

SeyCCAT is on track with its UN voluntary commitment

The Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) was selected by the Sherpas of the Community of Ocean Action on sustainable blue economy to provide an update on SeyCCAT's UN voluntary commitment undertaken in 2017 at the UN Ocean Conference in New...

SeyCCAT attends Growing Blue Conference

SeyCCAT's Chief Executive, Angelique Pouponneau, was invited by the World Bank to attend the first Growing Blue Conference in Mozambique focused on sustainable and shared use fo the ocean on the 23rd and 24th May 2019. Pouponneau was invited to deliver a presentation...

SeyCCAT in collaboration with SCCI hosted a seminar on “Greening Business”

Entrepreneurs and business owners from the private sector had an opportunity to learn more about the economic benefits of greening their businesses and the financing options available in Seychelles for achieving such. This was through a short seminar organised by the...

SeyCCAT attended the Monaco Blue Initiative 2019.

The Vice President, Mr Vincent Meriton, represented President Danny Faure, at the 10th Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) which took place in Monaco on 24th – 25th March 2019. The event was organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic...

Critical partners join together to deliver capacity-building workshop.