Experts' profiles - Munyaradzi Chenje
Munyaradzi Chenje
Munyaradzi Chenje is the Officer-in-Charge of the UNEP New York Office. He provided support to UN member states during General Assembly informal consultations on the draft resolution on UNEP to follow up on the Rio +20 conference outcome document The Future We Want. He was part of the UNEP team to the June 2012 Rio +20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mr Chenje has experience in integrated environmental assessment processes at global and sub-global levels. He was involved in the first four Global Environment Outlook (GEO) assessment processes. The Global Environment Outlook is the UNEP flagship assessment report.

Before joining the UNEP New York Office, he was head of the GEO Coordination Section in the UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) at UNEP HQs in Nairobi, Kenya. He coordinated the preparation of and co-edited the fourth Global Environment Outlook: Environment for Development (GEO-4) assessment report, which was launched in 2007.

Between 2003 and 2005, Mr Chenje was the UNEP-DEWA Africa Regional Coordinator for early warning and environmental assessment, implementing the Africa Environmental Information Network (AIEN). As Africa Regional Coordinator, he led the team which produced the second Africa Environment Outlook: Our environment our wealth on behalf of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) and UNEP.

Before joining UNEP in 2000, Mr Chenje was the founder director of the Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre in Southern Africa based in Harare, Zimbabwe. It produced the first State of the Environment in Southern Africa.

Mr Chenje is a member of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences, The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS) and the IUCN Commission on Education and Communications.
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