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Impact investment solutions for marine conservation, livelihood and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Context

Conservation projects, particularly on marine ecosystems, are not attracting impact capital at the same pace as the rest of the impact investment market largely due to a shortage of investment-ready projects and of organisations developing investment opportunities.

Scope of work

Blue Finance is a social enterprise with a track record in the management and sustainable finance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).  Funding provided by the IMPACT programme will support the design and structuring of a facility that will support investment opportunities related to MPAs in Cape Verde, Mozambique and the Seychelles.  

The approach, in development with local and global partners, relies on an innovative long- term management lease for MPAs with tangible revenue models, leveraged by blended finance, while empowering local communities and sustainable use of marine resources. By demonstrating proof-of-concept at scale through promotion and profiling activities in regional and international convenings, this project will serve to build confidence and catalyse wider growth in the natural capital impact investment market within the region, and globally. 

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