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Thursday, 4 April 2024
Interview with Henny Romijn on the 4TU efforts on UN SDG7

Henny Romijn is an Associate Professor of Technology & International Sustainable Development in the TU/e Technology, Innovation and Society group.  A development economist by training, she specialised in technological innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable development in the Global South, especially in the domain of renewable energy. Her main geograhical focus areas are Eastern Africa and the Horn, and Indonesia.  She lived and worked for several years in East Africa and India before joining academia.

Henny’s research focuses on innovation for combating poverty and fostering sustainable development, and trade-offs between social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability outcomes. She applies a socio-technical systems perspective, using sustainability transitions research, international technology transfer & local technological capacity-building approaches, sustainable business model literature, and development governance. She likes to combine these with techno-economic feasibility studies and sustainability assessments in interdisciplinary mixed-methods research. She prioritizes research that can yield tangible positive impacts on the ground for disadvantaged people. 

Henny is also an active member in the 4TU Alliance on Energy Access.

Henny Romijn was recently interviewed by a TU/e Cursor journalist, about the 4TU efforts and input for the United Nations on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and some clean cooking activities that she has been involved in Uganda.

Check the interview to view Henny's points including"How" to achieve v.s. just "listing" ambitions; and, "there is so much left to do".

The interview link can be found here.

(Kitchen for 50+ people at a rural college near Mpigi)