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Professor, Work Package Leader
I am professor of Tropical Silviculture and Director of Viikki Natural Resources Institute (VITRI) at the University of Helsinki, Finland. I am an expert in tropical forestry, climate change, forest ecology, and forest management.
Manager, Corporate Engagement
MFA: Digitalization and human rights (2019); Ministry of Education: Data protection, privacy and child rights (2018-19); Various publications to the World Bank on climate change mitigation and adaptation (2010-12); LuKe (former RKTL): Consumers' willingness to buy eco-labeled fish (2004) Various articles in HS, Talouselämä and UNICEF blog on corporate responsibility (2015-19)
Professor of African Studies
I'm an Africanist linguist with expertise in spoken and written multilingualism, in particular rural multilingualism. My geographical focus is on Mali, Senegal, Guinea and adjacent regions in West Africa. My current research combines descriptive, sociolinguistic and anthropological perspectives on multilingualism with the goal to develop inclusive and adaptive multilingual educational practices that contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals in the domain of education. This work is reflected in the LILIEMA education programme developed jointly with local activists in Southern Senegal.
Academy Research Fellow
Reliability and sustainability analyses of frugal solar photovoltaic micro-grid systems in emerging markets. Numminen, S. (2019). Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS, 71/2019. ISBN: 978-952-60-8513-5 (electronic), 978-952-60-8512-8 (printed). Date of defense: 10 June, 2019.
I work as Communication Specialist in Aalto Global Impact and Aalto University School of Business. I'm a PhD student in the University of Helsinki.