ANHW Switzerland Event hosted by Urbanology

Women, Environment, and Crisis - Responding to emergencies and emergent threats 


Talks and drinks with Dr. Anna Grichting and Dr. Qudsia Huda:
The discussion will be moderated by Claire Clivaz, ANHW CH President.


Time:  Tuesday, 4th October 2022, welcome drinks from 6 pm, introductions and talks will start at 7 pm
Location: Villa Broccard, Ch. des Crêts 25, 1209 Geneva


From Natural Disasters to Conflicts, Pandemics, and Climate Change how do we respond to crises in emergency situations and also plan and design long-term and sustainable solutions to the crisis facing our people, ecosystems, and planet? A discussion hosted by Alumni Network for Harvard Women in Switzerland with Dr. Qudsia Huda, health emergency and disaster management expert, and Dr. Anna Grichting, an architect and urbanist specializing in regenerative urbanism and border landscapes.


We will be welcomed by Amin Khosravi at Urbanology a creative research program exploring the themes of habitat, culture, and diversity in Geneva, Switzerland a unique international city, home to more than half a million people representing 189 nationalities. Residencies, talks, and informal exchanges are hosted in Geneva's international quarters - Le Jardin des Nations - at the Villa Boccard, a listed heritage building and garden designed by renowned Genevan architect Maurice Braillard in 1937.


Register here

(Registration closes on October 1, 2022)

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Qudsia Huda 

Dr. Qudsia Huda

Dr. Qudsia Huda is a health emergency and disaster management expert, a physician by training, and an accomplished writer, poet, painter, and singer, Head of the Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Unit in the Health Emergency Program of the WHO Headquarters and the WHO Global Focal Point for Disaster Risk Reduction. Trained as a physician, she holds a masters from the Harvard School of Public Health in Population and International Health.


Dr. Anna Grichting Solder

Dr. Anna Grichting

Dr. Anna Grichting Solder is an architect, urbanist, and musician who specializes in regenerative urbanism, border landscapes and building cultural, social, and territorial bridges. She is active in practice, teaching, and research as well as performance and publishing. She trained as an architect and urbanist in Switzerland and holds a Doctor of Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.




About the Alumnae Network of Harvard Women Switzerland

In 2013, a group of Radcliffe and Harvard alumnae founded the Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) with the intent of connecting students, alumnae, faculty and administrators from all Harvard schools. Our immediate goal is to provide opportunities for networking and a platform from which to address issues of particular concern to women in the Harvard community and beyond. New Chapters and Discussion Groups are growing in number monthly, and events are hosting all over the world, as the ANHW website shows. The Swiss ANHW DSG, ANHW CH, has been open in 2020, with activities announced here.



6:00PM Tue 4 Oct 2022, Europe/Zurich timezone


Ch. des Crêts 25
Geneva, GE 1209 Switzerland