This panel brings together key players looking at innovative ways of dealing with one of the Caribbean region’s most important current issues: Sargassum. There is currently limited regional cooperation on the issue and this panel will discuss examples of approaches to the problem and opportunities for new solutions.
Founder and CEO of Enexor BioEnergy
Daphne has been highly involved in philanthropic initiatives with dance4life, the Zero Waste Trust and sits on the Board of Advisors for the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation. She is a member of the United Nations Island Voices Journalism Campaign and is a food sustainability panellist for the $3 million Zayed Sustainability Award, in the United Arab Emirates. Daphne holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs with a speciality in International Economic Policy from Columbia University in New York.
Senior Strategic Communications Professional- Environment
She obtained a PhD in Brain Sciences in 1998 at the University of Montpellier II, in France. She began her university career in 1999, at the University of Aix-Marseille I, as an assistant professor, a career she will pursue at the University of Antilles-Guyane, from 2006. She will take the Head of the Department of Biology from 2009 to 2015. Parallel to this professional career, she began a political career in 2008 and became a township councilor in the town of Baillif, then a regional elected representative since 2010. From 2015, she will become vice -president of the regional council of Guadeloupe, in charge of environmental issues. From 2016, she will become the Chair of the Water and Biodiversity Committee, a member of the National Water Committee, and a member of the National Biodiversity Committee.
Sylvie Gustave Dit Duflo
Vice-President of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe
Chief Tourism Officer at Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation in Belize