Susanna Niederer

Climate Resilience Consultant 

Susanna Niederer photoSusanna Niederer works as a climate resilience consultant in Switzerland. She is also part of the ResiliencebyDesing (RbD) Innovation Lab and co-designs the Climate Change Adaption Competency Framework. She completed her Master’s Program in Disaster and Emergency Management at Royal Roads University and wrote her thesis on “Transformative Climate Adaptation among Youth”.

In her former position as Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator of The City of Calgary, Susanna led Calgary's Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Prior, she worked as a Business Continuity & Recovery Planner with the Calgary Emergency Management Agency. She brings over ten years of experience in client and project management with large international corporations, including IBM and Ogilvy & Mather, as well as with smaller Startup companies.

For more than seven years Susanna worked with the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on three continents, where she managed large teams, designed effective organizational processes, increased team performance, and enabled staff to develop their talents in multi-dimensional environments that required adapting solutions to local cultures.

Susanna has worked and lived in North America, Central and West Africa, Europe, Middle East, and South East Asia, and speaks English, Swiss-German, German, French and basic.