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Jenan Irshaid joined IIASA's 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. Currently she is working on the coDesign (Addressing Energy Transition Gaps in Climate and Energy Model Regions of Austria Through Policy Co-Design) project. Ms. Irshaid is also working as a predoctoral research assistant at the Institute of Science and Technology at 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.
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: 06-NOV-2017
Mochizuki J, Schinko T, Magnuszewski P, Pajak M, Bednar-Friedl B, & Irshaid J (2018). Addressing energy transition gaps in climate and energy model regions of Austria through policy co-design. In: 19. Österreichischer Klimatag, 23 –25 April 2018, Salzburg, Austria.
Komendantova N, Irshaid J, Marashdeh L, Al-Salaymeh A, Ekenberg L, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Country Fact Sheet, Jordan: Energy and Development at a glance 2017. BICC
Schinke B, Klawitter J, Döring M, Komendantova N, Irshaid J, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Description of electricity generation technologies. Middle East North Africa Sustainable Electricity Trajectories (MENA-SELECT) project. BICC
Schinke B, Klawitter J, Döring M, Komendantova N, Irshaid J, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Electricity Planning for Sustainable Development in the MENA Region. Criteria and indicators for conducting a sustainability assessment of different electricity generation technologies in Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia. BICC
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