Innovation Digest for Seychelles

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Seychelles’ Innovative Debt-for-Nature Swap Programme

Seychelles completed an innovative debt-for-nature conversion in 2016 that enables conservation and climate adaptation goals to be achieved through innovative debt restructuring and a comprehensive marine spatial plan. Negotiated by The Nature Conservancy in partnership with the Seychelles government and the Paris Club, the transaction converts a portion of the nation’s foreign debt into a $22-million investment in expanded marine conservation.

Seychelles Blue Economy Strategy Gets World Bank Support

The Seychelles’ Blue Economy Strategy aims to sustainably manage the country’s marine resources, ensure food security, diversify the economy and create high-value jobs. World Bank has approved funding for the Seychelles project that aims to improve the country’s fisheries and marine resources management.