Reneema Hazarika has studied MSc. in Environment Management at Forest Research Institute, in Dehradun, India. With a Commonwealth Fellowship, she completed her second MSc. in Climate Change and Development at Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, England. In her master's thesis at IDS, she examined the concept of resilience among climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practitioners for long-term development. Since the last ten years, she has been involved in various issues including biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, livelihood and community resilience across South Asia.
Her doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran and co-supervisor Prof. Emeritus Michael Brzoska focuses on the nexus between climate change, migration and border disputes between India and Bangladesh.
Reneema is currently based in Vienna and is also working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Change Communication, at the Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) https://bfw.ac.at/