Irene Leino

Manager, Corporate Engagement

  • Institution UNICEF Finland

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)

Frank Ojwang

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution University of Lapland
  • Department/faculty Social Sciences

Frank is the Project Coordinator for the Africa Networks at the University of Jyväskylä. He coordinates three networks (FAPI, SAFINET, EDUCASE) that are part of strategic funding by the MEC. Frank is a doctoral researcher at the University of Lapland where his research focuses on integration of migrants with focus of his research on migrants from Sub Sahara Africa. He has written articles and contributed book chapters on human rights, Covid-19, social justice and education.

Saila-Maria Saaristo

PhD Researcher

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Global development studies

Saila-Maria Saaristo is a doctoral researcher and lecturer in Global Development Studies at the University of Helsinki, and a member of Urbaria (Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies). Her current research project focuses on studying inequalities and discriminations, which are approached through the case of inequalities in access to housing, with a particular focus on homelessness and forced evictions. The study investigates especially gendered, classed and racialised housing exclusions. In addition to the academic career, Saaristo has worked extensively as a consultor, manager and coordinator of different kinds of international cooperation projects financed by the European Union and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, in the areas of urban development and housing, civil society, good governance and democracy, human rights, and gender. She has worked and lived in many countries, including Cape Verde, Tanzania, Mozambique, Brazil, Bolivia and Portugal.


Transformative Actions? Occupations and Evictions in Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal

Husen Tura

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Law School

Dr Tura graduated with Doctor of Law (LLD) from the University of Eastern Finland Law School in March 2020. He specializes in Socio-economic Rights (in particular the Right to Food), Law and Development, Business Law and Land Law. He has attended advanced courses on Human Rights, International Environmental Law, Food Law and Policy and Research Methods and Advanced Legal Writing at top law schools such as Harvard Law School, University of Helsinki, University of Oslo, University of Copenhagen and the University of Pretoria. Moreover, he has published several papers addressing socio-legal issues like land rights and land grabbing, the right to adequate food, corporate governance, access to justice and women's rights to property with reference to Ethiopia. Tura adopts mixed research methods involving doctrinal and empirical research to analyze the content of laws but also their implementation. He is particularly interested in how law facilitates social and economic development in Africa.