Humanitarian and Development

Marc Tilley

Member since 2024

Occupation: Humanitarian Affairs Adviser at Freelance / Global Centre for Climate Mobility

Young people under 30 comprise nearly half the global population. Addressing current and emerging challenges requires a paradigm shift in how society recognises the experiences and contributions of youth.


Marc Tilley was born in Algeria, raised in the French care system, and adopted by British parents. This lived experience instilled an early awareness of global structural inequalities and human mobility as an adaptation mechanism, which he chose to further through Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Action studies at university, specialising in forced migration and humanitarian protection.

Marc worked for several years in Mediterranean Search & Rescue operations, followed by roles in the Council of Europe, UN System and Red Cross Movement. As a result of his regular exposure to those displaced by the impacts of armed conflict, political instability, and disrupted livelihoods, he developed a deep personal conviction to elevate the voices of impacted communities, with a particular focus on youth. Marc is an inaugural member African Union Youth Reference Committee, Trustee of the Refugee Council, and recently participated in COP28 as a Delegate of the Global Centre for Climate Mobility.


  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) and data
  • Climate change
  • Culture loss
  • Evidence based governance
  • Food security
  • Holistic approach
  • Human migration
  • Misinformation and disinformation
  • Water security