Frederick Ahen

Senior research fellow

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Turku School of Economics/Marketing and International BusinessIntermational

My research focuses on issues such as sustainable global health governance, pharmaceutical industry, stakeholder engagement, corporate responsibility, ethics among others, within the context of emerging economies of Africa.

Javier Arevalo


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

Johanna Eklund

Doctoral student

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

Viljam Engström


  • Institution Åbo Akademi University
  • Department/faculty Hippoksentie 5

Crosscutting research interests: The function of law and legal reasoning The law and function of international institutions (both political organizations and judicial bodies) The role of rights in international governance Publication areas: Human rights Social protection Judicial review International organizations / institutions Law and governance of the European Union Editor in Chief of Åbo Akademi Institute for Human Rights Working Paper Series

Ida Herdieckerhoff

PhD Candidate

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

Joni Karjalainen

Project researcher

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

Applying foresight methods and tools in a range of topics, in particular to anticipate the energy transition in the Global South. Research interests: anticipatory governance, innovation ecosystems, off-grid solar photovoltaics, pioneer analysis, science-communication, startups. Co-author of "Electrification in Peer-to-Peer Society - a New Narrative for Sustainable Futures" (2019) and "La Electrificación en la Sociedad Entre Pares – Una Nueva Narrativa para Futuros Sostenibles" (2020).


Neo-Carbon Enabling Neo-Growth Society – Transformative Energy Futures 2050

Riikka Kaukonen Lindholm

PhD researcher

  • Institution University of Helsinki

Indigenous governance, extractivism, Ecuador

Mary Kimaro


  • Institution Oulu University
  • Department/faculty Science

I am researching on the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Namibian tourism business sector, its governance and the achievements in the implementation of the SDGs.

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

Saeed Bin Mohammed

PhD Researcher

  • Institution University of Jyväskylä
  • Department/faculty Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Saeed is working on a PhD thesis tentatively entitled “The governance of urban culture in the era of globalisation: an analysis of international policy discourses & Cosmopolitan case- examples”. He investigates this topic from the perspectives of cosmopolitanism and governmentality.