Meet the Team

 

 
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DARIO PISELLI

PROJECT LEADER - SOLUTIONS INITIATIVES

Dario is the Project Leader for SDSN Youth's Solutions Initiatives. He is currently a PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Dario holds a MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Siena where he was also appointed in 2015 as a Teaching Assistant in Public International Law and EU Law.

With SDSN Youth, Dario coordinated the #KnowYourGoals global campaign and currently serves as its representative in the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and steering committee of the SDG Youth Action Mapper initiative. In 2014, he was elected as a member of the Advisory Board of COPERNICUS Alliance. Dario’s main research interests include international environmental law, environmental diplomacy, biodiversity conservation, ocean, seas and marine resources governance, climate change, sustainable development, and human rights law.

 

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DOMINIQUE MAINGOT

PROJECT OFFICER - SOLUTIONS INITIATIVES

Dominique is a lawyer with a background in sustainability and environmental organizations. She has previously worked in a range of legal, research, and writing roles with NGOs such as the United Nations Environment Programme, World Wildlife Fund, and Environmental Defenders Office in Australia.

Dominique is qualified as a lawyer in Australia and holds a Juris Doctor degree in law from The University of Sydney, and a BA from Boston University. She is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.

 

 

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KANIKA JOSHI

PROJECT OFFICER - SOLUTIONS INITIATIVES

Kanika has a postgraduate degree in Sustainable Development Practices from TERI University of New Delhi and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi in India. In the past, she has been involved in social research at Uttarakhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Delhi. She has experience in participatory appraisals with tribal/rural/peri urban communities and in implementing interventions in the livelihoods sector. Previously, Kanika also interned with The Energy Resource Institute, SELCO Foundation, HCL Foundation, and is currently working with IFMR LEAD as a Research Associate. 

 

MICHELA MAGNI

PROJECT OFFICER - SOLUTIONS INITIATIVES

Michela is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Development Practice at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has a keen interest in governance, immigration issues and participatory approaches. Originally from Italy, she has lived in both Morocco and Jordan, where she strengthened her Arabic skills and volunteered for local NGOs. Recently, Michela interned for a social enterprise in Cambodia, where she assisted its directors in the evaluation of their pilot program. Her multicultural background and focus on social justice has led her to work with the Oaktree Foundation in Melbourne as the PNG Country Director. In her spare time, Michela also volunteers for Save the Children.