Astrid Offermans (A.G.E.)
Dr. Astrid Offermans has a background in “Interdisciplinary social sciences” (with distinction - 2006) and holds a PhD in sustainability sciences; more specifically in integrating social perspectives into a methodology to assess the social robustness of water management strategies (2012). Next to her PhD she worked on the NWO INSPIRATOR project on joint knowledge production, and national and European projects on integrating social dynamics into scenarios for water management.
From 2013-2017 she worked on the SPIN project “Global Certifying Partnerships: a Southern perspective”. This joint research program between ICIS and the University of Lampung (Indonesia) analyzed social and economic effects of global certifying sustainability partnerships. The global coffee – and palm oil chains served as main research fields.
In 2018 Astrid started working on the STRASUS project (Interreg) on the development of CSR strategies for SMEs in the logistics sector and on the GLOCULL project. GLOCULL aims to develop a co-creative Urban Living Lab approach for innovations in the food-water-energy nexus that are both locally and globally sustainable.
Astrid is also teaching, coordinating courses, lecturing and supervising master students and PhDs.
Sustainable development, perspectives, cultural theory, social robustness, certification, joint knowledge production, methodologies for sustainable development