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GOS-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit Press Releases

Launching of the National LED Campaign on April 22

18 April, 2017

Victoria, Seychelles – On Saturday, April 22, the GOS-UNDP-GEF Resource Efficiency Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, the Seychelles Energy Commission and the Public Utility Corporation, will officially launch the National LED Campaign in a small ceremony which will take place at the STC Hypermarket, commencing at 9:30 am...Read More

Seychelles to commemorate National Protected Areas Day on 31st January

16 January, 2017

Victoria, Seychelles – On January 31, the GOS-UNDP-GEF Protected Areas Project and Outer Islands Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, the Environmental Education Unit of the Department of Education and the Seychelles National Parks Authority, will be hosting a series of activities to commemorate international Protected Areas Day...Read More

Stakeholders to convene for Energy Efficiency Lending training and B2B Energy Efficiency Networking Event 

2 December, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – The Government of Seychelles, United Nations Development Programme and Global Environment Facility (GOS-UNDP-GEF) Resource Efficiency Project and the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) will be holding two-days of back-to-back events next week...Read More

Stakeholders workshop to formulate national-level Protected Areas Financial Plan

10 October, 2016

Key stakeholders will be meeting at a workshop on Thursday 20th October to initiate the process of developing a national-level Protected Area (PA) Financial Plan. Formulation of the plan is being undertaken through the GOS-UNDP-GEF Protected Areas Finance Project...Read More

Validation workshop for the Seychelles Mercury Initial Assessment Report

10 September, 2016

Wednesday 20th September 2016 - Victoria: The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the GOS-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit are organising a validation workshop for the Seychelles Mercury Initial Assessment Report on Tuesday 20th September from 8.30am-11.30am at the Seychelles Fishing Authority Training Room...Read More

Outer Islands Public Presentation using PowerPoint School Competition's Grand Finale set for May 19

12 May, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – On May 19, the Outer Islands' Public Presentation using Powerpoint School Competition will come to a close with a grand finale that will take place at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS)...Read More

Praslin Solar Schools Project to be officially launched in May

4 May, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – On Friday, May 30, key stakeholders from different partner organisations will convene at Baie Ste Anne Primary School to officially launch the Praslin Solar Schools Project, a government-led effort which has resulted in all three public schools of the island being able to produce electricity through their own solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations. The schools are namely: the Grande and Baie St. Anne Primary, and the Grande Anse Secondary School...Read More

Workshop to develop Solar Water Heating endorsement initiative in Seychelles

5 April, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – On April 6th, the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) with the support of the GOS-UNDP-GEF Resource Efficiency Project (RE Project) will be hosting a workshop to set up the standards and schemes for the Solar Water Heating (SWH) endorsement initiative...Read More

Stakeholders to endorse roadmap for energy efficient lighting Seychelles

5 April, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – On April 27th, key stakeholders in Seychelles' energy sector and climate change, including other relevant sectors such as will convene in a workshop for the validation of the Seychelles Energy Efficient (EE) Lighting Strategy...Read More

Workshop on technical standards for solar PV in Seychelles

23 March, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – The Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) and the GOS-UNDP-GEF Grid-Connected Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems Project (PV Project) will be holding a workshop to present the proposed technical standards and specifications for solar Photovoltaic systems in Seychelles to the local PV suppliers...Read More

Demonstration session of chainsaw use in forest rehabilitation for environment stakeholders

11 March, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles –Two weeks of training in forestry management techniques has been delivered to forest managers as a part of a capacity building programme for ecosystem adaptation. This culminated in a demonstration session on Wednesday 16th March 2016, which demonstrated safe chainsaw use and tree felling practices to a wider group...Read More

Stakeholders to approve revised Seychelles Energy Education Strategy at validation workshop

11 March, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – On Tuesday 15th March, key stakeholders will convene at a national workshop to validate the revised energy communication and education strategy, entitled the Seychelles Energy Education Strategy (SEES), which the GOS-UNDP-GEF Resource Efficiency Project and Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC) is developing on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC)...Read More

Inception workshop to launch new Protected Areas Finance Project

1 March, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – On Thursday, March 3, the new Protected Areas Finance Project of the Government of Seychelles, United Nations Development Programme and Global Environment Facility (GOS-UNDP-GEF) will officially commence with an inception workshop...Read More

Presentation of the Energy Efficiency Policy proposal to key stakeholders under the GoS- UNDP-GEF Resource Efficiency Project in partnership with Seychelles Energy Commission and MEECC

2 February, 2016

Victoria, Seychelles – On Thursday, February 4th key stakeholders in Seychelles' energy and climate change sectors has been invited to a workshop to discuss the proposed policy recommendation with regards to Energy Efficiency under the existing Energy policy 2010-2030...Read More

Stakeholders convene for La Digue Strategy Workshop and launch of La Digue School Sustainabilty Project

30 October, 2015

Victoria, Seychelles – On Friday, November 6, key stakeholders in Seychelles' energy and climate change sector will convene for two events on La Digue to discuss the island's sustainable energy goals and strategy, the La Digue School's leadership in sustainable energy, and how these initiatives help promote the vision of La Digue as the Eco Capitol...Read More

Market Survey of Electrical Appliances

8 April, 2015

The Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC), as the implementing agency of the GOS-UNDP-GEF Resource Efficiency Project, is carrying out a market survey of electrical appliances at shops and sales points...Read More

Priorities for expansion of the protected area system of Seychelles

12 January, 2015

The Government of Seychelles is committed to the protection of the marine and terrestrial biodiversity for which it is responsible and has declared a large number of Protected Areas (PAs)...Read More

GOS-UNDP-GEF to launch PV rebate scheme for Seychelles' commercial sector

24 November, 2014

Purchasing of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels is set to become more affordable for Seychelles' commercial sector through a financial rebate scheme that will be launched by the Government of Seychelles, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF)...Read More

New "resource efficiency project" for Seychelles to be launched

21 November, 2014

The new resource efficiency project of the Government of Seychelles, United Nations Development Programme and Global Environment Facility (GOS-UNDP-GEF) is to be initiated at an inception workshop that will take place on Monday 24th November, 2014...Read more

Government of Seychelles and UNDP to sign three new environmental projects

28 October, 2014

The Government of Seychelles and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will sign agreements for three new environmental projects in a ceremony....Read More

New climate change adaptation project to be launched

28 October, 2014

A new project of the Government of Seychelles, United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility (GOS-UNDP-GEF), which addresses climate change...Read More

New Outer Island Project to kick off at inception workshop

8 September, 2014

The new Outer Island Project of the Government of Seychelles, United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility (GOS-UNDP-GEF) will be initiated at an inception workshop on Wednesday, 10th September 2014...Read More

Key stakeholders to validate biosecurity Emergency Response Plan

9 June, 2014

Key Stakeholders will be meeting to validate Seychelles' Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for Pests, Diseases and Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Incursions and Outbreaks in a national workshop that is being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Energy...Read More

Ministry of Environment and Energy to launch Seychelles' first Protected Area Policy

5 April, 2014

Seychelles' first Protected Area (PA) Policy will be launched in an official ceremony that will be held on Monday 7th April, 2014... Read More

Training for electronic field data collection to help document Seychelles’ biodiversity

7 February, 2014

Staff involved in animal and plant data collection across the many habitats and islands of Seychelles have received a unique training opportunity and aim to become proficient in electronic field data collection.  Training involves the use of advanced data collecting technology called Cybertracker (CT)...Read More

GOS-UNDP-GEF and PUC press conference and site visit to the newly installed PV demo system


21 November, 2013

The Government of Seychelles is executing a project “Grid Connected Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems” with funding from

the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project is

implemented by the GOS-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) in collaboration with the Public Utilities

Corporation (PUC) and Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC). The project commenced in November 2012 with a

duration of four years...Read More

First artisanal fisheries co-management plan in Seychelles to be officially signed by the Minister of Investment, Natural Resources and Industry this Friday

7 November 2013

The first Fisheries Co-management Plan for Seychelles has been developed on Praslin for the artisanal trap and line fishing and will be officially signed by the Minister of Investment, Natural Resources and Industry and the Chairman of the Praslin Fisheries Co-management Coordination Committee (PFCCC) on Friday 8 November, 2013....Read More.

Stakeholders to meet for validation of the draft NBSAP

26 September, 2013

A workshop will be held on Tuesday 1st October for stakeholders to validate the new National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)...Read more.

Seychelles’ first Environment Outlook to be validated in a workshop

7 August, 2013

The first ever Seychelles Environment Outlook – which is a State of Environment (SOE) report – will be presented and validated in a workshop that will take place on Thursday 8th August, 2013 at the Care House from 8.30 to 15.15 hrs...Read More

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