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

Mika Korkeakoski

Project manager

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

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)

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Centre for East Asian Studies

Friederike Lüpke

Professor of African Studies

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Languages

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.

Irmeli Mustalahti

Academy Research Fellow

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

Sini Numminen

Researcher

  • Institution Aalto University

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.

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Political and Economic Studies

Outi Puukko

Communication Specialist

  • Institution Aalto University
  • Department/faculty School of Business

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.

Noora Vähäkari

Project Researcher

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