Aregu Amsalu Aserse

Postdoc researcher

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

Roseanna Avento

Global Development Manager

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Development Services

Moahmed Elfadl

Project Leader

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Forest Sciences/VITRI

Moustapha Itani

PhD student

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary (DENVI)Environmental Sciences

My name is Moustapha Itani and I am a doctoral student in interdisciplinary environmental science at the University of Helsinki. I have always been passionate about exploring how multidisciplinary collaboration can answer complex research questions. Before I joined DENVI, I developed vegetation management plans for archaeological sites, systematically reviewed public health impacts of weaponised depleted uranium in Iraq, assessed mental health benefits of gardening on Syrian refugee women and developed a vegetation description method for conserving rare plants in cities. In my doctoral research, I particularly focus on pastoralism’s challenges and sustainability in the Global South. In Lebanon, we are facing one of the worst economic crisis in modern times. Here, the food security and livelihoods of most of the population are threatened. We need to rectify people’s misunderstandings on pastoralism, revitalize this method of food production and boost its contribution to GDP.

Niina Käyhkö

Team leader

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Department of Geology and Geography

Shahid Mallick

Early-Stage Researcher

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies

Number of publications 06 Name of publications Open-access link Publication category Water, Water Pollution and Cultural Desolation A1 Environmental Degradation: Challenge to Food Security, local context global perspective, A case study of a village in Bangladesh A1 Empowering youth lasting change; SEED SCALE a process to youth engagement and sustainable development A1 Industrialization Water Pollution and Social Change: A Case of Basin Based village in Bangladesh A1 Community Disability, And Response to Disaster Mitigation in Bangladesh. A1 River, Culture and Livelihood: Water pollution and social change around river Banghsi, Bangladesh D

Shahid Mallick

Doctoral Research, Environmental Policy

  • Institution Eastern Finland University
  • Department/faculty Dept. of Geographical and Historical Studies

I have been working in the field of education development and research for a reasonable period of time. gradually I become fascinated in the field of environment, society, and culture. My masters’ thesis at Future Generations University, USA was on water pollution and social change and I have explored the interrelationship of human behaviors and water pollution. I, also involved with some other projects related to water and climate change mentionable are 'Water, Food Security, and Climate Change: Local Knowledge Global Implications,' Bangladesh Sustainable Development Learning project: Saving river Bangshi through community participation and student engagement. Founding member of a community development organization name TREE-Training Research Education for Empowerment My involvement with the research and development projects related to water and climate change guide me to develop PhD research on ‘Culture, climate change, and water conservation: ‘water ecosystems and culture base adaptation practices in Bangladesh

Petri Pellikka

Principal Investigator

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

Jose Martin Ramos Diaz

Doctoral student

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Food and Environmental sciences