visiting researcher CSTM, University of Twente

Dr Margaret Njirambo Matinga works on energy poverty focusing on research, policy analysis, project and programme design. She has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malawi, an MSc Eng in Energy Studies from the University of Cape Town and a PhD from the University of Twente. Dr Matinga also taught postgraduate courses at the University of Twente for four years. Her work has included ethnographic research on the experiences, perceptions and responses associated with the health impacts of biomass acquisition and use. She has also worked extensively on analysis and programme design for national SE4ALL initiatives in South-East Asia and Africa. Matinga is founder and managing director of Dunamai Energy, a consultancy firm based in Malawi that provides policy analysis, project design and research support for energy projects.

When she is not working, Matinga has a keen interest in food; cooking it, eating it, debating it, researching it.