Semee Yoon is an assistant professor of sustainable development and cooperation at Yonsei University.
Her research interests lie primarily at the nexus of development and environment to enhance livelihoods of the poor. She is also interested in innovative solutions to simultaneously alleviate poverty and pursue environmental sustainability . For example, she has worked on impact evaluation of various solar energy solutions provided by a social enterprise in India.
As an impact evaluation expert, she is currently working on projects related to
- education as an enabler of sustainable development: quality education in Tanzania through STEM programs (SDG 4), gender and educational aspirations in China (SDG 5), games for climate action (SDG 13)
- social innovation to tackle sustainability challenges: social enterprises and impact investing in South Korea, specialty coffee and sustainability (SDG 12)
- big data for SDGs through global partnership (SDG 17) as channels to accelerate sustainable development at both local, regional, and global scales