Background and activities

I am a human geographer with a research interest in topics around political ecology, environmental justice, conservation and development politics and policies, state violence, and the broader discourses of sustainable development.

My current research work, among others, focuses on the analysis of the translation and localization of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Norwegian urban planning and practice. Through my current research project, I hope to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and shortcomings of translating global-scale global goals into local planning and practice.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot; Etana, Mesele Abera. (2017) The Need for Transformation: Local Perception of Climate Change, Vulnerability and Adaptation Versus ‘Humanitarian’ Response in Afar Region, Ethiopia. Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: Fostering Resilience and Capacity to Adapt.



  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2022) The war on Tigray with Teklehaymanot Weldemichel. [Internett]. 2022-01-19.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2022) Tigray siege and the humanitarian catastrophe. Tigray: Nature-based solutions, conflict and resilience . The Conflict and Environment Observatory; 2022-04-26 - 2022-04-26.
  • Friedman, Rai; Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2021) I no longer call myself Ethiopian. [Internett]. 2021-11-15.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2021) Famine as a Weapon of War in Tigray. [Internett]. 2021-12-02.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2021) The environmental cost of the War on Tigray.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2021) War, famine and the environment in Tigray. Cambridge Centre of African Studies 2021 Seminar Series . Cambridge Centre of African Studies; 2021-11-08 - 2021-11-08.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot; Emnet, Negash; Jan, Nyssen; Gebrekirstos Gebreselassie, Gebremeskel; Amare, Teklay. (2021) Database: the Ethiopian public universities during the Tigray war. Zenodo., DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5792266. 2021.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot; Hjorthol, Lars Martin. (2021) Tigray-krigen: – En planlagt sultkatastrofe. [Internett]. 2021-12-15.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2019) Guns, fire and violence in the name of conservation in Loliondo, Tanzania.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2017) Fencing-in oneself: Understanding the fencing crisis in Maasai Mara, Kenya.
  • Weldemichel, Teklehaymanot. (2016) Climate change, vulnerability and adaptation versus ‘humanitarian’ responsein Afar region, Ethiopia.