Kennedy Chifundo Adamson

Doctoral Student

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

I am doing a PhD in Environmental Policy at the University of Eastern Finland. I hold an MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Reading, UK. Research interests include the role of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in averting food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently studying online from Malawi but hope to be in Finland along the way once funding is secured.

Friday Joseph Agbo

Doctoral candidate

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

Usman Ashraf

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Social Sciences

I am a political ecologist working in forest conservation and politics of environment-development in Chinese investments in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan economic corridor.

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.

Taiwo Temitope Bamgboye

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution University of Oulu
  • Department/faculty Water Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit

My name is Bamgboye Taiwo Temitope. I am a doctoral researcher at the Water Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit of the University of Oulu, Finland. My research interests include climate change, urban water, energy and food nexus planning, integrated water resource management; policy analysis in developing countries; and interactions with other SDGs to create a more sustainable future and a balanced ecosystem

Aina Brias Guinart

Doctoral candidate

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

My research explores the links between education and biodiversity conservation. I am particularly interested in how conservation NGOs implement education programmes in rural communities in Madagascar and how they affect local cultures, environments and knowledge systems. I have mainly been doing qualitative research using interviews, focus groups and participant observation as methodologies.

Projects

Unpacking the role of education as a tool for biodiversity conservation

Alex Cisneros

PhD student / Social Specialist

  • Institution Tampere University / Wardell Armstrong International
  • Department/faculty Philosophy

Alex is a PhD student in social philosophy at Tampere University and an associate director - social specialist at Wardell Armstrong International. His research involves introducing critical theory approaches (e.g., Recognition theory, decolonial and critical gender theories), to implement novel practices in environmental, social, community health and human rights impact assessment studies. His work in ESG consultancy is largely conducted in the Global South, evaluating impacts from renewable energy, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure projects, with a focus on vulnerable groups.

Nadine-Cyra Freistetter

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution Aalto & Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Department/faculty Climate Research Program

socio-environmental researcher with focus on climate change impacts on human and natural systems

Samuel Hartikainen

PhD student

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences

Environmental health, analytical chemistry and toxicology relates studies related to plastic recycling, microplastics, sedimentology, mining, mining waters, mineral processing, geochemistry, geology and mineralogy.

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Microbiology

I have long experience in working together with West African researchers, mainly from Burkina Faso and Benin. Our work is in the field of microbiology, both research and capacity building. The projects concentrate on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and pathogenic bacteria in humans and environment. We organize training for students and experts in the related subjects.