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Jenan Irshaid


Water Security Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


Equity and Justice Research Group

Population and Just Societies Program


Jenan Irshaid joined the IIASA Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program as a Research Assistant in September 2015. She previously worked on the MENA Sustainable Electricity Trajectories (MENA SELECT) project that aims to provide policy makers in the MENA region with alternative options to fossil fuels. She is particularly interested in climate change mitigation and adaptation schemes in the context of sustainable socio-economic development. She worked on the coDesign (Addressing Energy Transition Gaps in Climate and Energy Model Regions of Austria Through Policy Co-Design) project exploring causes and innovative solutions for the policy implementation gap in Austrian climate and energy model regions. Ms. Irshaid further worked as a predoctoral researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology at the Alpen Adria University in Klagenfurt, where she is collaborating on the project Reflexive Governance in a Changing Climate: How to Address Uncertainties in Transformation Strategies (RefGovCC.AT), while also writing her dissertation.

Currently, Ms. Irshaid is working on conducting a Political Economy Analysis within the ScaleWays project focusing on the scaling of sustainable intensification practices in rice and fodder crop production in East African countries.

Ms. Irshaid holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Bristol (UK), where she specialized in statistical modeling of development indicators, the effects of resources on peace, conflict and prosperity and the implementation and management of renewable resources.

Prior to joining IIASA, Ms. Irshaid worked at the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna and the International Climate Initiative of the Federal German Ministry for the Environment.

Last update: 18 FEB 2020