Abiy is co-founder of Addis Sustainable Life – a social venture that works on campus sustainability and markets biodegradable paper products to support small local green enterprises in Addis Abeba. He also serves as Partnerships Director at the Youth Negotiation on Climate Change Convention (YNCCC). He was nominated as a youth delegate representing his country at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21); UNFCCC Climate Change Negotiations held in Paris. Prior, he has experience working with intergovernmental organizations including UNEP, UNESCO and the African Union; as an intern and youth volunteer on various projects. Particularly, he has interned at UNEP’s Liaison Office for the AU and UNECA. He has contributed passionately towards empowering young Africans in youth-diplomacy by successfully hosting the 2015 Africa Model United Nations international conference held at the African Union, as its Secretary-General.
Abiy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Addis Ababa University. In the future, he aspires to become an expert in International Development Practices and help support public-private partnerships and investments in Africa. Being a Resolution Fellow has always given Abiy a meaningful life experience leading towards this aspiration and a chance to create his own social impact.