Helena Gualinga

Country: Ecuador

Helena Gualinga is an Ecuadorian Indigenous advocate for climate justice and human rights, dedicated to championing the protection of the Amazon Rainforest and the rights of Indigenous people. Hailing from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku, she comes from a community that has steadfastly opposed the big oil industry for decades. Helena is a valued member of the Indigenous Youth Collective of Amazon Defenders in Ecuador. She has actively participated in several conferences, including COP 27 and UN summits, as well as the World Economic Forum. Most notably, she was recently honored with the DVF Leadership Award.

Helena Gualinga adalah seorang pejuang hak-hak masyarakat adat atas keadilan iklim dan hak asasi manusia, yang menggalakkan perlindungan Hutan Hujan Amazon dan hak-hak masyarakat adat. Berasal dari komunitas Kichiwa dari Sarayaku, ia datang dari komunitas yang secara tidak tergoyahkan telah menentang industri perminyakan besar selama puluhan tahun. Ia juga merupakan anggota yang sangat berharga dari Indigenous Youth Collective of Amazon Defenders in Ecuador. Ia telah giat turut serta dalam berbagai konferensi, termasuk COP 27 dan UN summits, sekaligus World Economic Forum. Baru-baru ini, ia mendapatkan penghargaan DVF Leadership Award.

Appearing in

Main Program | Shaping Justice through Ecofeminism and Activism

Ecofeminism, a powerful movement intertwining environmental and feminist ideologies, has made significant strides in shaping our understanding of the interconnectedness of gender, ecology, and social justice. Vandana Shiva, a prominent …

Private: Main Program | Preserving Tomorrow: Integrating Conservation and Indigenous Knowledge

The natural world and indigenous practices are inextricably linked. In this poignant conversation, hear about how the natural world is preserved through indigenous wisdom. Ethnographer Justin Wejak, anthropologist Wade Davis, …

Special Event | A Night in the Amazon: Tales of Magic and Wisdom

Enter the extraordinary world of the Amazon with an evening filled with magical stories and insights. Wade Davis, Helena Gualinga and Carlos CastaƱo, will tell their tale about the Amazon’s …