Published: 03/17/2023

Woods Institute Human & Planetary Health Series

Tuesday, April 4 | Program 3:00-5:30 pm | Reception 5:30-6:00 pm 

In-person in Y2E2 Room 299

As the world contends with the “wicked” problems posed by global warming, those seeking solutions must engage stakeholders with a wide range of assumptions, cultures, perspectives, and capacities. Skill-building often focuses on pitching, storytelling and messaging, but listening is itself a critical skill. This 2.5-hour in-person workshop brings together global and local experts to explore how listening can build trust and enables progress on climate and health goals. 

Please register to attend here:  REGISTRATION LINK


Kinari Webban Ashoka fellow and founder of Health in Harmony whose “radical listening” methodology has helped build a network of rainforest communities working to improve health and preserve globally important resources. Author of Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet (2022).

Heidi Larsonan anthropologist whose influential Vaccine Confidence Project seeks to bridge divides and who sees parallels in building trust for climate action. Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Director of European Initiatives at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Violet Saena – Founder and Executive Director of Climate Resilient Communities, a Bay Area organization that supports under-resourced communities of color at the frontline of climate change and sea-level rise. Served for over ten years as an expert working with the United Nations’ Least Developed Countries and Small Island States. 

Peter Piot – Special Advisor to the President of the European Commission on  COVID-19, human and planetary health, and other issues. Former head of UNAIDS and of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, now based in Brussels.