Margrethe Holm Andersen is a Senior Advisor at the Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University in Denmark; the academic coordinator of the AfricaLics Visiting Fellowship Programme for African PhD candidates and post-docs (www.africalics.org) and a senior research fellow in the IREK project (www.irekproject.net) focused on renewable electrification in Kenya.
Andersen has more than 30 years of experience from research and planning, implementation and evaluation of development cooperation. She has worked with learning, capacity development and processes of change in agriculture and environment, climate change, local development and gender relations mainly in an African context. Her current research focusses on development of innovative capabilities in renewable electrification and sustainable industrialization and on research capacity development. She has also published on innovation and health systems strengthening, gender relations and evaluation of development cooperation.
Andersen holds a Master in Public Administration (1988) and a Ph.D. in Social Science (1992) from Aalborg University. From 1998-2013 she worked with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as Deputy Head in Technical Advisory Services (2000-2002); at the Danish Embassy in Nicaragua (2004-2006) and in the Evaluation Department (2007-2013). She is currently the Chair of Board of Danida Fellowship Centre (https://dfcentre.com/) which aims at supporting lifelong learning for sustainable development.