Seychelles has been assessed as having a low risk of non-profit organisations (NPOs) being used to finance terrorist activities, according to a national risk assessment report. The report was validated at a workshop at the Eden Bleu hotel, and is part of the National Risk Assessment for Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) launched in 2022. The assessment is intended to identify and understand the risks to the NPO sector and to determine whether Seychelles is compliant with international standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The validation of the report showed that Seychelles has a very low risk of NPOs being misused for terrorist financing, but certain laws and policies may still need to be revised to maintain this status. The report will be finalised in the next two months and will be used to identify any technical deficiencies that need to be resolved before the third round of evaluation. The aim is to ensure that all laws and policies are up to date and in line with the recommendations of FATF when it comes to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures.