A Brief Introduction

The workshop will feature both domestic and international speakers and practitioners for presentation, panels and roundtable discussions. The agenda is fully packed for your participation, learning benefit and will allow for peer-to-peer (p2p) networking opportunities.

To add to the experience, an interactive exhibition alongside the workshop will provide plenty of learning opportunities and networking activities.

To maintain quality of the networking and knowledge-sharing experience, the event is limited to approximately 100 international participants. Speakers and exhibitors are carefully selected to match the workshop program focus and to provide outstanding content on the theme applied across the sectors from the Blue Economy, to the capital markets, and the tsunami warning systems.


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Learn from the experts in the field of data. Take a look at our 15 speakers.


Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands is a leading Small Island Developing State classified as a high-income country strategically located in the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. Seychelles is leading the way to create a transformative, next generation, knowledge-based economy to complement its success with the development of the Blue Economy.


Find here the multiple objectives of the workshop.
Realize the value of data, the importance of data management prioritization and the agile implementation of a sound data strategy.
To share the CPTM’s smart partnership approach in the management of technology towards economic application of data and the promotion of win-win practices.
How to unlock the value of data to derive tangible economic returns.
How to secure your consumer's trust with Blockchain Technology.


A brief look at the projects which will be covered in the workshop.

Seychelles National Asset Management System (SNAMS)

Participants will have the unique opportunity to witness the unveiling of the Seychelles National Asset Management System (SNAMS) with a focus on the fisheries sector. You will be in an exclusive position to have first-hand interaction with a working system developed by Chainvine, in partnership with the Government of Seychelles that uses blockchain technology. This new technology can be replicated for any institution or business to meet current needs and future-proof the next generation requirements.

Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan (SMSP)

In March 2020, Seychelles will be the first country to designate 30% of its Exclusive Economic Zone as marine protection. Learn how. The SMSP is a government-led participatory process, facilitated by The Nature Conservancy, and takes an integrated, multi-sector approach to expand marine protection, support the Seychelles Blue Economy roadmap, and address climate change adaptation. How was data utilized? Did data influence the process in a positive way given the divergent priorities of different interest groups? What was the data technology used?


First Securities Exchange to Support Digital Securities

Meet MERJ Exchange Ltd, the Seychelles leading securities exchange and learn directly from the experts behind the world’s first publicly listed securities token. Yes, Seychelles has more to offer than its white sandy beaches. Find out how MERJ Exchange Ltd has successfully leveraged its end-to-end infrastructure to become a leading player globally in the digital securities industry.


Seychelles Child Development Study

The Seychelles Child Development Study is a successful international collaboration and has, over thirty years of scientific research on Seychellois mothers and children, collected large amounts of data which, among other things, provide clear evidence that the Seychellois diet rich in ocean fish benefits children’s development and health. The Study involves multinational and multidisciplinary teams of researchers who have developed novel approaches to study design and data to significantly add to scientific knowledge and public health interventions. The data has been used to support health, nutrition and education policies nationally and influenced global policy on fish consumption
By Dr. Conrad Shamlaye and the Seychelles Child Development Study Team.

Artisanal Fishing

How can our artisanal fishery be digitized to enable the conservation and sustainable use of fisheries in line with Seychelles International commitments – and various Multilateral Environmental Agreements? Learn from the experience of Seychelles, which has emerged from a situation of poor data management in -fisheries to better data governance model. Learn how some threatened species are now making a successful recovery and will soon be removed from the threatened listings. By Mr. John Nevill

Western Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System and Digitization

What is it? Who owns it? Who manages it? What data is currently captured? Is the warning system digitized? How many endpoint systems (buoys, satellite pings, ships, boats, submarines, and other devices) capture the data today? Is the data homogeneous and not disparate? Is the data reported in real-time? Are the data points sufficient to provide the necessary early warnings to the peoples of the region? Can this be improved? Is the system secure from a data breach? Is there an opportunity for countries of the region to show leadership and take a more prominent leadership role in this area? How can we use this seminar to start the conversation?

By The Seychelles Meteorological Authority.

The Aldabra Ecosystem

Aldabra is the flagship of the Seychelles marine ecosystems, representative of the many intrinsically linked ecosystems that are so paramount in securing biodiversity and thus safeguarding ecosystem health and food security. The collection of data through long-term monitoring and project work has been integral in monitoring the health of these ecosystems as well as understanding the effectiveness of our management actions. Aldabra is a globally renowned marine hotspot and as such trialing and applying new technologies has been an intrinsic part of the management strategy, underlining the fact that innovation and accurate data are integral components to the successful development of the Blue Economy.
By Dr Frauke Fleischer-Dogley, CEO of the Seychelles Islands Foundation