SMILO Team, called Secreteriat, is always available to reply to any question you may have, partnership proposals, projects and ideas, or if you wish to join our network.
SYLVAIN PETIT, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Sylvain holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Geography. After working in the fields of tourism, coastal planning, and nature conservation, Sylvain is now mostly dedicated to small islands. While he officially joined our team in June as Executive Secretary, he was part of the initiative from the very beginning, working as a facilitator and member of the Board of Directors. This Franco-Croatian previously lived on the Adriatic coast for 7 years, in the city of Split, where he was responsible for ICZM projects and initiatives implementation with the UN Environment Mediterranean Action Program (PAP/RAC). Sylvain quickly fell in love with Croatian islands. From the island of Vancouver to Crete via Sardinia, he is a convinced and passionate islander.
Domitille Le Huédé, Project Manager
Domitille joined SMILO team as a Project Officer at the beginning of the year. She graduated with a Master’s degree in International Development and Environment Project Management from Sciences Po Paris. She previously worked in Samoa Islands within the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), where she supported South Pacific Small Islands Developing States in marine biodiversity conservation projects. She then worked at the Pacific Office of the French MPA Agency, before moving to South of France to work for the Conservatoire du littoral International Delegation, where she was already supporting SMILO. She first discovered her passion for islands when she started sailing around Brittany islands, then in Indonesia where she lived one year.
Marta Ferretti, Project Manager
Marta joined the team in April as our new Project Officer. She holds a MSc in International Relations with a specialisation in Environmental Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE). She also holds a Master’s degree in European and International Law from the University of Geneva. Marta previously worked in London for a communications & advocacy consultancy specialised in the environment, where she focused on nature-based solutions and sustainable agriculture and forest management. This native Italian later joined the UN in Rome, working on issues related to climate change and food security, and partnerships building at the World Food Programme (UN WFP). She is a firm believer of the leading role that islands can play for the planet global conservation.
QUENTIN Bodiguel, Project Manager
Originally from Brittany, Quentin holds a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Relations from the University of Rennes 2. He then specialized in international cooperation for sustainable development, first in the private sector in Cambodia and on issues related to energy efficiency, then in Morocco within an NGO active in the fields of green energy and water, hygiene and sanitation. It is during these experiences abroad that he developed his taste for networking, especially with civil society and youth, and for raising awareness on environmental protection. More recently, he has worked on sustainable development projects for coastal and island regions of the Mediterranean basin for the CPMR (Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions). He wished to continue his work with the islands by joining SMILO in spring 2021.