Meet the Team


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Dario is the Project Leader for Solutions Initiatives of SDSN Youth. He is currently graduating with an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and he holds 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, he coordinated the #KnowYourGoals global campaign and currently serves as its representative in the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, as well as in the 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. In September 2016, he will start his PhD in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.


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Dominique is an environmental lawyer dedicated to finding sustainable solutions through legal frameworks. She has previously worked in a range of research and writing roles with NGOs such as the United Nations Environment Programme, World Wide Fund for Nature, Greenpeace, 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 and specializes in issues relating to climate change and biodiversity conservation.



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Kanika has a postgraduate degree in Sustainable Development Practices from TERI University of New Delhi (India). In the past years 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. Simultaneously she has interned with The Energy Resource Institute, SELCO Foundation, HCL Foundation, and is currently working with IFMR LEAD as a Research Associate. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Delhi and is a keen contemporary dancer.




Michela is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Development Practice at Monash University in Melbourne. She cultivates a keen interest in governance, immigration issues and participatory approaches. Originally from Italy, she has lived both in Morocco and Jordan, where she strengthened her Arabic skills and volunteered for local NGOs. Michela has also recently interned for a social enterprise in Cambodia, assisting the 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 and volunteer for Save the Children in her spare time.