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

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.

SMILO team 

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.

Photo Claire Mignet HD Couleur 2

Claire Mignet, Project Manager                                                                           
Claire is responsible for the operational implementation of the partnership between SMILO and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation on the sustainable management of waste on small Mediterranean islands. She is an engineer specialised in Urban and Environmental engineering, with over 20 years of experience in the development of territorial programs with an environmental focus. During her last 6-year mission with Port-Cros National Park, she facilitated the engagement of Hyères islands in various sustainable development projects. She is also the director of the "Shared Mediterranean Conservatory" association, which aims to preserve and enhance cultivated biodiversity of the Mediterranean.

Sylvain, Domitille and Marta welcome you in the SMILO community!



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