Syed Ashraful Alam

Post-Doc Fellow

  • Institution University of Helsinki (UH) and South China Botanical Garden (SCBG)/Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Department/faculty Department of Physics, UH and Center for Ecology and Environmental Research, SCBG

Aregu Amsalu Aserse

Postdoc researcher

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Environmental Sciences

Antti Autio

Doctoral Candidate

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Geosciences and Geography/Faculty of Science

Antti Autio is a Ph.D. student in the Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences (DENVI) at the University of Helsinki. He holds a master’s degree in Development Geography and his dissertation research focuses on smallholder farmer’s adaptation to climate change in East Africa from the perspective of political ecology.

Barry Gills

Professor of Global Development Studies

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Global Development Studies, Faculty of Social Science

I have been recently working on a critique of mainstream ( neoclassical and neoliberal) Economics and its relation to producing Climate Change and Ecological crises. I am a member of EXALT ( Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative--- www.exalt.fi) I have been working on the conceptualisation of "global extractivism" ( see our forthcoming Special Forum on Extractivsm in the Journal of Peasant Studies). With Hamed Hosseini I have ben developing the concept of "Transversal cosmopolitanism" as a dialogic form of co-construction of knowledge for transformative praxes.

Antti Hyvärinen

Director

  • Institution Finnish Meteorological Institute
Projects

Detailed Design of the DHM System, Procurement and Implementation Support, Nepal PPCR Project Building Resilience to Climate-Related Hazards (BRCH)

Improving the Meteorological and Hydrological Services in Vietnam (PROMOSERV)

Finnish-Nepalese Project for Improving Capability of the Government of Nepal to respond to the increased risks related to weather related natural disasters caused by climate change (FNEP)

Promoting Modernization of Meteorological and Hydrological Services in Central Asia

Strengthening Hydrometeorological Operations and Services in the Caribbean SIDS

Quality Control component for the HKH-HYCOS Project managed by ICIMOD

Finland - SADC Meteorology Project Inception Phase

Kazakhstan Joint Economic Research Program

Finnish-Peruvian project for increased capacity of SENAMHI to provide climatological and meteorological services (FINAMPO)

Particulate air pollution over India and the ‘brown cloud’ associated with it

SHOCS 2 - Strengthening Hydrometeorological Operations and Services in the Caribbean SIDS – Phase 2

Finnish-Nepalese Project for Improving Capability of the Government of Nepal to respond to the increased risks related to weather related natural disasters caused by climate change - Phase 2 (FNEP 2)

Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Services for Bhutan (SHSB)

Regional Andean Programme to Enhance Weather, Water and Climate Services and Development (PRASDES)

Promoting Adaptation to Climate Change by Reducing Weather and Climate-Related Losses through Improved Services in Sudan (FISU)

Strengthening the resilience of people living in high risk urban and semi-urban areas to weather-related disasters

CLImate Modelling and OBservations (in India) - CLIMOB

Raihanatul Jannat

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland/Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Law (CCEEL)
  • Department/faculty School of Law

I am a doctoral researcher at the UEF Law School. My PhD research focuses specifically on international, transnational, and regional climate change laws and policies, gender based adaptation laws and policies, and socio-economic resilience of rural women. Through my research, I aim to conduct comparative case studies on Bangladesh and the Finnish Arctic. I am employed as the Coordinator for the Center for Climate Change, Environment, and Energy Law (CCEEL) and I am a member of the Climate Change and International Environmental Law research group from CCEEL. My other research interests include climate justice, environmental justice, and human rights.

Jaana Jarva

Senior Scientist

  • Institution Geological Survey of Finland

Jaana Jarva is a senior scientist in environmental geology at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK). She holds a PhD in geology from the University of Turku, Finland. She is specialized in the fields of environmental and urban geology, geochemistry, land use planning, geological risk assessment and climate change adaptation. She has worked as a project manager in several European research and regional development projects, as well as in national and international research and consulting assignments. She is currently acting as a project manager of four international projects on hydrogeology, climate change adaptation and environmental impact assessment. She holds IPMA Level C certificate.

Markku Kanninen

Professor, Work Package Leader

  • Institution Viikki Tropical Resources Institute/University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Forest Sciences

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.

Projects

Building Biocarbon and Rural Development in West Africa (BIODEV) – Work Package 3 (WP3): National policies and capacity strengthening

Marko Keskinen

Project Coordinator

  • Institution Aalto University
  • Department/faculty Water & Development Research Group

Mika Korkeakoski

Project manager

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Finland Futures Research Centre