Suvi Aarila

Researcher info


Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Contact information
+358 040 507 62 60

Co-creation Communities and businesses Entrepreneurship and community resilience Living labs Resilient communities Sustainable communities Sustainable community development

Research projects

  • Project date 1.3.2017–1.3.2020
  • Head of research Elsa Keskitalo
  • Language n/a

BUSCO project supports building sustainable and resilient communities through co-creation between universities and businesses in Tanzania and Finland. The goal is to improve the capacity of 2 Tanzanian universities (University of Iringa (UoI) and Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU), located in the Southern Highlands and Tanga region) to promote sustainable community development, entrepreneurship and communities� resilience in their environment. In the long run, we aim to make a contribution to an enhanced standard of living, improved actualization of human rights and to improve the employment opportunities in the communities.


Dr Elsa Keskitalo, Mr. Heriel H. Mfangavo, Dr. Wilson N. William, Dr. Evariste Habiyakare