Angelo Sciacca joined IDDRI in 2023 as a Senior Research Fellow (Blue Tourism). His expertise lies at the intersection of the circular economy, tourism, and island and coastal areas. Angelo holds a PhD from Edinburgh Napier University with his research investigating the transition of the tourism sector towards a more circular economy in small islands. He also holds a master’s degree in Ecotourism. Prior to joining IDDRI, Angelo held various roles in Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar, and Europe. His work involved supporting the development of circular entrepreneurship in coastal tourism, community-based and ecotourism in coastal and island destinations and conducting research on smart tourism ecosystems. Angelo has worked side-by-side with communities, small-medium-sized tourism enterprises, and local, regional and national public sector for the promotion of a more sustainable and circular tourism sector.