Helina Teklu

Co-founder, Climate Change Africa and Seed Bomb Ethiopia

Helina Teklu has a B.Sc. in Architecture from Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC). She is also a graphic designer, environmental activist, and works on women empowerment. Helina is an alumnus of YALIRLCEA cohort 30 Civic Leadership track, Tony Elumelu Foundation Fellow 2019, Connect4Climate (C4C), networking and events chair for YALIRLCEA Ethiopian chapter (2019–2021) and Jump Start Accelerator 2020. Helina has almost 4 years of experience as a junior architect and interior designer (furniture design). Currently she is the CEO/Co-Founder of Seed Bomb Ethiopia and Climate Change Africa (CCA) where she fights climate change with the help of the African youth and Seed balls. Under Climate Change Africa (CCA), she had successfully organized three expos in Ethiopia and one in Kenya (2019) with the help of the US Embassy A.A. In 2020, she was one of the panelists for World Economic Forum (1t.org – Empowering the #RestorationGeneration) where she shared her experience how she plans to be part of the 1 trillion tree movement with the help of Seed balls.

Helina is speaking at

Youth Session
June 2, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


  • Helina Teklu (Speaker) Co-founder, Climate Change Africa and Seed Bomb Ethiopia
  • Desmond Alugnoa (Speaker) Co-founder, Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO)
  • Fatou Jeng (Moderator) Founder, Clean Earth Gambia


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Plenaries, sessions, launchpads and the virtual tour will be available in English and French.
Access language channels here: English, Français.
The Youth population in Africa is projected to reach 1.2 billion by 2030. But lack of job opportunities, under-employment or challenging work conditions might increasingly become problematic as the number of young people increases.

This Youth Daily Show, jointly organized by the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), will explore the topic of youth unemployment in Africa and how dryland’s restoration, and more in general the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, can play a role in increasing employment opportunities for regional youth. Two young African leaders will share with us their perspectives and stories and together we will explore how the restoration of drylands can bring hope, for communities and for nature.

Read more: Youth Participation at GLF Africa Digital Conference: A Wave of Opportunities


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