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My backround is in geology. I have 16 years of experience in processing of spatial data, digitising processes, data quality improvement processes and geodata management using geographic information systems. I have been working in development cooperation projects for ten years, mainly in Central Asia.
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)
Project Manager/ Senior Lecturer
Teacher Preparation Programme through ODL Mode for Enhancing Quality in Education jamk.fi/Nepal Community power learning process: A substantive theory about adult group learning experiences (PhD - thesis) https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/56980
I am doing PhD research on corporate responsibility in African states with a case study focused on a large investment by multinational oil and gas companies in Tanzania. I am a political scientist (MSocSc World Politics, MSc African Politics) and now working within the field of management and politics. Previously, I have worked as an advisor within development cooperation, and have rich experience of development policy, especially in relation to global economics and finance.
Saila-Maria Saaristo is currently a doctoral student at the doctoral program "Political, Societal and Regional Changes" at the University of Helsinki. The PhD research focuses on forced evictions and social movements resisting evictions at the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon. The study looks at evictions as a gendered and racialized phenomenon that occurs in the context of financialization of housing and commodification of the city, drawing from the experiences of the Global South to look at the Global North. Saaristo has solid experience on planning, management and monitoring and evaluation of development cooperation programs and projects, acquired during 9 years with various agencies, such as the EU Delegation to Tanzania, MFA project in Mozambique, UN-Habitat, and international and national NGOs. Thematically her professional focus is on gender equality and women empowerment, housing and slum upgrading, civil society, and democracy and elections. Saaristo speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English, and basic French and German,
Adjunct Professor, Science Advisor
Long experience in research and development cooperation activities from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, particularly in areas of natural resource management, protected areas, climate change, democratization and decentralization.