About Helder


What's next:

I'd like to discover global problems, ask people for viable solutions, crowdsource legislation with law students and take them to congressmen for support.

What's present:

votenaweb.com.br, Votelab.com.br, "politica de boteco" at apple store and newsletterincancelavel.com.br

What's past:

TedxAmazonia and TedxSaoPaulo organizer.
Newsmonitor.com.br founder
Neemu.com partner

Helder Araujo has collected skills in many different areas of social communication and design. At the very early age of 23, he became the youngest professor ever to teach at the prestigious Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences (FAFICH) in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. After a one-year academic tenure, he relocated to Treviso, Italy, where he worked for the relevant anthropological photography magazine "COLORS". While still in Italy, Helder worked for clients such as World Health Organisation and World Food Program fighting TB and Hunger utilizing the valuable tools he had in his hands: communication and design. Back in Brazil since 2004, Helder has worked with NGO's such as The Green Initiative, helping them establish clearer and more efficient communication with other companies. In 2006 he became a partner at a very fresh and forward youth research institute named Box 18-24, working for a wide range of top clients and brands such as Unilever, Nokia, Fiat, Adidas, Natura, and others. Consumer insights for such brands made him understand that his research and innovation experience and abilities could be positively utilized in the public sector in order to improve citizens' awareness and social participation. His current new company provides innovation research and internet consultancy for Brazilian state, city governments and companies in order to leave a relevant legacy.

Other projects:

Newsmonitor.com.br monitor the present, envision the future. Creating personalised information diets to promote innovation.

Data-driven e-commerce


English, Italian, Portuguese

TED Conferences

TED2016, TED2015, TEDGlobal 2014, TED2014, TED2013, TED2012, TED2011, TED2010, TED2009, TED2008

Areas of Expertise

Public Sector, Research, ethnography, Information Design, Internet Start-ups, Youth Culture, Sustainable Design at all scales, Web Services, startups, Design

An idea worth spreading

To ensure every one is seen, treated and respected as a global citizen.

I'm passionate about

Lifelong learning

Talk to me about

Childhood, Educational Systems, Public Service Innovation, online apps, Information Design. And of course: samba, soccer and summer.

People don't know I'm good at

Salsa dancing ;)

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Helder Araujo
Posted over 4 years ago
How we can use social media on a world scale to launch a global campaign to recognize Internet access as a basic human right?
Thanks Sebastian. I truly believe if education is a human right, internet access can't be left behind. (It should be included inside the 26th article: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml) (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace. (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children. Let's try to write the 4th paragraph down? I think it should be related to "free access to autodidact tools" such as libraries, museums and internet.