Seychelles News Agency reports that Enterprise Seychelles Agency has started offering a series of training sessions about the blue economy sector. The aim of this project, “Entrepreneurship Development in the Blue Economy Sector” is to provide people in Seychelles with the necessary tools to venture into businesses and create employment opportunities in the field.

The project is planned to run for 12 months, and it will involve four informative sessions, four training sessions, a trade fair, and several videos produced for the promotion of businesses in the sector. The audience is both existing businesses and start-ups.

The initiative has been made possible through the grant through Seychelles’ Conservation Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) Blue Grants Fund 3 that launched the fifth call for proposals under the Blue Grants fund.

Any locally registered non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, businesses, parastatals, government agencies or departments, and citizens of Seychelles can submit a proposal, as long as they have legally existed in the island nation for a minimum of one year. The deadline to submit concept notes is June 11 at 17.00.

The information about the application process and specific requests for proposals can be found online at www.seyccat.org.

Nearly three dozen “blue” projects worth a combined $1.4 million have been financed under Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) Blue Grant over the last five years.

The 34 projects which emphasized investment in women and youth in the Blue Economy are women and youth-led, have young people and women as beneficiaries, and are supporting small-scale fishers.

Source: Seychelles News Agency