Seble Samuel

Co-Founder, Menged Le Sew

Seble Samuel is an Ethiopian-Canadian geographer and climate justice advocate. She is a co-founder and organizer of Menged Le Sew – Ethiopia’s open streets movement, a SLOCAT Young Leader in Sustainable Transport, and one of TUMI’s Remarkable Women in Transport 2020. Her experience spans East Africa, Latin America and Canada, working with international institutions and civil society organizations on climate justice, multimedia communications and socio-ecological resilience. Based in Addis Ababa, she currently works for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. Seble is the Sustainability and Environment Lead of the Global Shapers Addis Ababa Hub, where she co-leads a campaign to ban single-use plastics across Ethiopia, and a mentor for Africa’s inaugural Women4Climate Mentorship Program in Addis Ababa. Seble holds a BA in Geography and Anthropology from McGill University and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.

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