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Sylvia Michele Diez

Senior Environmental Specialist

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Sylvia Michele Diez is a Senior Environmental Specialist in the Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy Global Practice at the World Bank Group. She is currently managing the Integrated Seascapes Management Pillar under PROBLUE in the global unit, which supports client countries with a range of data, tools, and analytics to strengthen the integrated and sustainable management of coastal and marine areas. Prior to this, she was leading the blue economy agenda in Latin America and Caribbean Region, and responsible for projects related to fisheries, marine litter, ocean governance and a wide range of blue economy activities. She co-led the development of the innovative COAST fisheries parametric insurance in the Caribbean, and has co-authored the report “Marine Pollution in the Caribbean: not a minute to waste”. She has led work in a variety of operations in the eastern Caribbean, Belize, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru and Brazil. She holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy from John Hopkins University, and a marine biology degree from the University of Maryland.