Creating a Climate Friendly Travel System

Welcome to Ethiopia Climate Friendly Travel Chapter

What does the Ethiopia Climate Friendly Chapter Do?

Community of Champions
  1. Build a growing community of like minded individuals who are networked across the LDC + world.
    1. Encourage companies to join the CFT Registry.
CFT Project
      1. Identify and develop a locally initiated project. This could be solar electrification of villages, water sanitation, waste reduction, or any number of other areas related to increasing the Sustainability of Tourism in the country.

Meet the Chapter Leader 

Sileshi Girma
Sileshi GirmaEthiopia
I, Seleshi Girma (ስለሽ ግርማ) is currently working as the state minister of Destination and Infrastructure Development at Ministry of Tourism of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. I have earned a BA degree in Tourism Management /in Gondar University/, MBA in international business /in Mekelle University/ and MSc in Wildlife Conservation & Ecotourism /Bahirdar University/, PGD in Tourism /Salzburg, Austria/ and started university teaching in a very young age. I have served as a CEO of Tourism Ethiopia from 2019-2021, as a university professor, worked as an advisor for culture & tourism ministers, led the Addis Ababa city tourism (nation’s capital) & got the exposure of working with international donors. To ensure sustainability, I envisioned building a pathway to enhance the profitability of tourism business operators and ensure the local community in each tourist destination gets a fair shot. I am pursuing a CFT qualification through SUNx Malta in collaboration with Institute of Tourism Studies and look forward to being part of the CFT Chapter for Ethiopia as I now have a strong vision of creating climate smart travel in Ethiopia.


Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder