Kapfudzaruwa, Farai

ESDA/NGR Coordinator

  • Farai Kapfudzaruwa
    UNU Center, 53-70, Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku 150-8925, Tokyo
    +81 (0)3-5467-1212

    Research Interests

    • Climate change policy
    • Public-Private Partnerships
    • Sustainable development governance


    • PhD in Business and Political Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    • MPhil, Environmental Management, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    • Bsc (Hons), Geography and Environmental Science, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe

    Biographical Statement

    Farai Kapfudzaruwa holds a PhD in Business and Political Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His thesis explored the business contributions to climate change governance in areas of limited statehood in the case of South Africa and Kenya. He also holds an MPhil in Environmental Management from the University of Cape Town and a Bsc (Hons) in Geography and Environmental Science from Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Prior to joining UNU, Farai Kapfudzaruwa was an Old Mutual Emerging Markets lecturer for three years at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. In addition to this, he also worked as a consultant on projects related to inclusive business models, energy efficiency, environmental management and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa for organisations such as UNDP and GIZ.  Previously, as a JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow at UNU-IAS,  Farai’s work focused on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, with particular emphasis on governance and linking the global vision with national implementation strategies. In his current position, he coordinates the Next Generation of Researchers Group – a group of professors below the age of 40 who are expected to assume key roles in implementing the field-based and problem-solving component of the Education for Sustainable Development in Africa Programme, as well as to assume leadership in sustainability science research.