Jean-Paul Adam

SpecialityDirector, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Jean-Paul Adam is the Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (since January 2020).

He previously served in several Cabinet positions in the Government of Seychelles including Minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy (2015-2016) where he negotiated a debt for climate change adaptation swap in 2015 which placed 30% of Seychelles oceanic space under protection, and launched the process for Seychelles to become the first issuer of a Blue Bond.  He also served as Seychelles’ Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-1015) and Minister of Health (2016-2019).

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