How can we make an era of climate competition work for all? Does this in itself present a contradiction? I’m challenging my mind to work through a complex question that calls for a nuanced approach, or perhaps, an outright rejection.
Do we really need to keep talking about the climate crisis?
I like to consider myself an eternal optimist but at this year's COP27 - UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt - hope was hard to find. I showed up to Sharm El-Sheikh truly and deeply questioning the value of the multilateral climate process, the relevance of my attendance - whether all this was justified. I'm... Continue Reading →
Moving to Harvard
My greatest fear has surfaced today as a new term in the global lexicon: “climate apartheid.” If inaction continues and the atmosphere continues to warm, citizens across the Global South will be left to fend for themselves amid devastation to their homelands, food, and water. I come from one of these vulnerable nations – Eritrea... Continue Reading →
Ancestry. Possibility. Purpose.
[A summary of my presentation at the National Council of Eritrean Americans] I want to share some of the work I am doing but also the key pieces that have helped shape my philosophy towards living a purpose driven life.
African Forests Cafe – A new outlook for education
Depending on where you are in the world, heading to a café can be a solitary experience. One where you curl up with a book or a cup of coffee while you people-watch or stare at your phone.
5 kids and youth groups working to save the planet
They are fun, they are crazy, they are resourceful. They make us cry, laugh and think. They are kids – the future of the Earth and the future of our species. And they will take over the world that we will leave them.
Message from the President
The 2017-2018 IFSA year has seen an incredible amount of growth, it my pleasure to provide a snapshot of our achievements.
Let’s make privilege a forgotten word.
Keynote Address. UN ECOSOC 2018 "I am a privileged individual – there is nothing special about me, who I am, what I do, what I have experienced."
Message as incoming IFSA President
Hey Everyone! I am Salina Abraha and I have the honor of serving as IFSA president for the 2017-2018 year. I’m including two photos cause depending on whether my hair is straight or curly, I might look like a different person! To share a little bit about myself – I just graduated from the University... Continue Reading →
A small answer to a big question. How do we measure climate change impact on forest ecosystems?
It is well known that some of the most exciting parts to UN meetings are the side events. Of the many presentations – one that interested me was a proposal for a global indicator on forests.