Expertise: gender and climate change, poverty alleviation, social and economic development, developing economies, quantitative research, multimedia content creation, communication
Anja trained and worked as a social scientist, development economist and journalist. Throughout her studies and career she has increasingly questioned traditional models of economic development and growth. This reflection has led her to become particularly interested in the social costs of climate change, particularly for women and minorities in developing countries. Anja has worked many years for the Swiss National Television, as well as in the development sector in Ghana and Bolivia.
Anja is the co-founder of Connect4SD, which she hopes will enable communities, organisations and project developers to become more visible, share their needs and information and connect with each other, as well as with potential partners.
Anja holds a MSc in Development Economics from the University of Manchester and a BA in Economics from the University of Queensland