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Álvaro is assistant professor at the Department of Project Engineering. He has an interdisciplinary profile, having studied technical industrial engineering (Univ. de Cantabria), automation engineering (Univ. del País Vasco), master's degree in rural development (Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) and a doctorate in agri-food economics and environment (UPV).

His teaching focuses on the Master's Degree in Development Cooperation, where he coordinates the EICE-MACODE educational innovation group. It also participates in the Innovation for Social and Environmental Transformation postgraduate courses organized by Ingenio, coordinating the digital socio-technical system module.

At the research level, he is interested in development processes, participatory methodologies, grassroots social innovation and, in general, the social impact that technology can generate. In fact, his doctoral thesis focused on analyzing the social impact of rural electrification projects with renewable energy in the Andes through the human development paradigm and the capabilities approach. Link to thesis here (http://riunet.upv.es/handle/10251/34459).

Selection of 5 publications:

Guijarro, Ester; María Clavel; Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro. (2022) Participatory Methodologies for Self-Management of Waste: Case Study for the Reduction of Plastics in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps. Sustainability, 237 (14), 1 - 17. 10.3390/su14042037

Leivas, Monique; Maicas-Pérez, Marta; Monge-Hernández, Carmen Lidia; Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro. (2022) “They Take Away What We Are”: Contributions of a Participatory Process with Photovoice to the Capabilities for Epistemic Liberation of Young People. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 1 (23), 50 - 72. 10.1080/19452829.2021.2005555

Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Lopez-Fogues, Aurora; Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro; Millan, Gynna; Belda-Miquel, Sergio. (2019) Initiatives towards a participatory smart city. The role of digital grassroots innovations. Journal of Global Ethics, 2 (15), 168 - 182. 10.1080/17449626.2019.1636115

Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro; Lillo Rodrigo, Pau; Laia. (2015) A new integral management model and evaluation method to enhance sustainability of renewable energy projects for energy and sanitation services. Energy for Sustainable Development (29)1 - 12. 10.1016/j.esd.2015.08.003

Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Lillo Rodrigo, Pau; Hueso, Andrés. (2014) Are technological projects reducing social inequalities and improving people's well-being? A capability approach analysis of renewable energy-based electrification projects in Cajamarca, Peru. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities1 - 15. 10.1080/19452829.2013.837035

 

 

 

Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Lillo Rodrigo, Pau; Hueso, Andrés. (2014) Are technological projects reducing social inequalities and improving people's well-being? A capability approach analysis of renewable energy-based electrification projects in Cajamarca, Peru. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities1 - 15. 10.1080/19452829.2013.837035

 

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“They Take Away What We Are”: Contributions of a Participatory Process with Photovoice to the Capabilities for Epistemic Liberation of Young People
Monique Leivas Vargas, Marta Maicas-Pérez, Carmen Monge-Hernández, Álvaro Fernández-Baldor, 2022. In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.
10.1080/19452829.2021.2005555


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