Experts' profiles - Munyaradzi Chenje
Munyaradzi Chenje
Munyaradzi Chenje is Senior Environmental Affairs Officer in the UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA). He is an environmental assessment specialist with extensive experience in integrated environmental assessment and reporting at different levels from local to global.

Chenje is the Head of the UNEP GEO Coordination Section, which is coordinating the preparation of the fourth Global Environment Outlook: Environment for Development (GEO-4) assessment report. GEO-4 will be launched on 25 October, 2007. This highly process-oriented work involves ensuring that the assessment is inclusive, representative of the views of different stakeholders, responsive to the needs of policy-makers. The GEO assessment is scientifically credible, legitimately inclusive, and ultimately relevant to users, particularly its key target audience. He has been involved in the preparation of all four Global Environment Outlook (GEO) assessment processes in different capacities.

As the UNEP-DEWA Africa Regional Coordinator between 2003 and 2005, he coordinated the preparation of the second Africa Environment Outlook (AEO-2), and implemented the Africa Environment Information Network (AEIN). He also facilitated the launch in 2004 of the Africa Integrated Environmental Assessment and Reporting Network (AFINET), a network of African universities that promotes training in integrated environmental assessment.

Chenje has an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of London. He has drawn on his expertise to edit and/or contribute to a range of environmental publications, a media handbook on reporting the environment as well as various training materials on environmental assessment and reporting.

He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communications.
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