Our team has continued to grow and grow. Recently, MedWet has been joined by two new faces and that’s not all: our team has also grown in experience to reinforce MedWet’s contribution to the effective conservation of the functions and values of Mediterranean wetlands and the sustainable use of their resources and services.
MedWet welcomes its new Secretary
Alessio Satta (Italy) is our new Secretary, working for 50% of his time, since the beginning of the year. Coming from a background of a European Ph.D. on ‘’Climate Change Science and Management’’ from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Alessio has extensive experience of more than 15 years in issues related to climate change and Sustainable development policies and governance, with more than 10 years working on international development assistance to the Mediterranean countries.
Alessio is now responsible for the efficient and effective functioning of the MedWet Secretariat, providing guidance to its communications and outreach programme, the administration and financial reporting, as well as the work of the consultants.
Alessio will also provide support to the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee (MedWet/Com) and to the MedWet Steering Group. He will also guide the preparation of the upcoming MedWet events, such as those related to the Ramsar COP13.
New Administrative and Financial Officer
Isabelle Perroud joined us back in August 2017 as Administrative and Financial Officer. With a Specialized Advanced Studies Degree in Information and Communication Technologies at the Marseille School of Journalism and Communication (France), Isabelle first worked in different associations.
Since 2010, in the administrative and financial coordination role, Isabelle has been involved in European projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) in a national platform for socially responsible purchasing and later in a LIFE grant for the conservation of colonial waders in the French Mediterranean coastline.
What are wetlands for the new members?
Alessio is interested in and involved with the protection of wetlands in many ways:
At the university, he carried out his thesis work on the Ramsar Site of Molentargius in Cagliari (Italy). During his six years as Executive Director of the Coastal Agency of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, he was directly involved in several activities concerning conservation and management of Sardinian coastal wetlands of international importance. He is currently coordinating the MARISTANIS project to protect coastal wetlands in Sardinia and presiding over the Mediterranean Sea and Coast Foundation which aims to protect the marine areas and coastal ecosystems and to conserve the cultural heritage in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Isabelle is fully satisfied to put her skills at the service of MedWet and its team of wetland specialists. Engaged in a territory at the entrance to a wetland in the Camargue, she works to environmental education around wetlands. In her free time, Isabelle goes out to observe nature between Crau, Camargue and Alpilles where she draws and photographs.
It is encouraging to see the MedWet team growing and to have such competent ‘’Wetlanders’’ joining the ranks! We are convinced that our new staff members will contribute to the on-going success and consistent quality of Medwet’s work. Our team promise to be an active and vibrant group bursting with ideas and enthusiasm for all of our activities and projects. We’re bigger and better than ever!
If you would like to know more about the other staff members, please have a look to our previous article: http://medwet.org/2016/09/medwet-team-is-growing/
Alessio Satta, Secretary of MedWet
Isabelle Perroud, Administrative and Financial Officer