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.

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

Thomas Centore

Research Assistant

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Global Change and Conservation Lab

I research bushmeat hunting, wildlife trade and alternative livelihoods. In my PhD, I will also work with Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous People and Local Communities.

Marianna Ferreira-Aulu

Doctoral Researcher, Project Researcher

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Finland Futures Research Center / Turku School of Economics

Hi! I am Marianna Birmoser Ferreira-Aulu, project researcher and doctoral student at the University of Turku (UTU), Finland. My long-term professional goal is to contribute to society by exploring innovative pathways towards just and sustainable futures. I intend to do this by producing high-quality scientific materials, by popularizing science to catalyze positive transformations, and by engaging with the civil society to collaborate with various stakeholders. During the past five years, I have been working as project researcher in two departments in the University of Turku: the Finland Futures Research Centre, and the Centre for Collaborative Research. I have been engaged with various projects in strategic foresight, futures literacy, sustainability and climate action, renewable energy, food research, and international collaboration. In addition to desk research, I enjoy doing workshop facilitation (have experience in Finland, Peru and Colombia). I have also been quite active in public speaking, by giving talks in various seminars and conferences. I also enjoy cooperating to developing the strategy of our own organization. I have represented UTU in international cooperation initiatives through international education services. Since the beginning of 2021, I have also been pursuing my doctoral degree in Futures Studies. The working-title of my dissertation is “Building a Strategic Roadmap for Ecologically Sound and Socio-politically supported Conservation of the Brazilian Amazonia”. The research takes into consideration the local socio-political dynamics, the uniqueness of its peoples and its biodiversity. I look at the conservation of Amazonia as a wicked problem that needs diverse set of actions to attempt to solve it. This research topic is a continuation, and expansion of my Master’s Thesis, where I explored futures scenarios for the Volta Grande do Xingu, the region most affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, in the East of the Brazilian Amazonia.

SHAHID HUSSAIN

DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

  • Institution university of oulu
  • Department/faculty civil engineering

I am a doctoral researcher in areas of smart and sustainable mobility in rural communities at university of oulu

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).

Projects

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

Mika Kautonen

Adjunct Professor

  • Institution University of Tampere
  • Department/faculty Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI)

Mika Kautonen, D.Sc., Adjunct Professor, is the Head of the Innovation Studies Group in TaSTI, Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. His and his research group's research interests relates especially to the expansion of innovation activities in present-day societies, to new stakeholder groups, sectors and countries. Therefore he is also interested in innovation activities and innovation policies in developing countries. Those innovation activities are of special interest that contributes to a more sustainable society.

Projects

Co-creation of a Namibian Smart Community (SmartCom)

Mary Kimaro

Student

  • 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.

Peter Lund

PROFESSOR

  • Institution Aalto University
  • Department/faculty School of Science

Sustainable energy systems and policies. Activities in India, China, and Latin America.

Projects

Solar pico grid systems for rural India

Concentrating solar power production technologies

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.