Assistant Professor

2021, Ph.D. in Sustainability Science, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability


Dr. Chirenje, an accomplished Assistant Professor of Sustainability Sciences at Zayed University, holds a distinguished Ph.D. in Sustainability Science from the United Nations University in Japan. With over a decade of experience as an educator, Dr. Chirenje brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the academic realm. His diverse research portfolio spans critical sustainability issues, including livelihoods, climate change literacy, climate adaptation, and the circular economy. Dr. Chirenje's impactful contributions extend beyond academia, with several peer-reviewed articles in esteemed journals, particularly in Sustainable Development, Livelihoods, and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Notably, their commitment to sustainability is further exemplified by half a decade of experience in environmental and social consultancy. Through this extensive academic background and hands-on consultancy experience, Dr. Chirenje continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the discourse on sustainability and driving innovative solutions to global environmental challenges.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF1-1-049

Teaching Areas

Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change Literacy, Sustainable Livelihoods, Circular Economy, Environmental Policy

Research and Professional Activities

Chirenje L.I, Mohan G, Saito O (2021) Understanding the conceptual frameworks and methods of the food-energy-water nexus at the household level for development-oriented policy support: a systematic review.