Pekka Virtanen

Adjunct Professor, Science Advisor


Long experience in research and development cooperation activities from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, particularly in areas of natural resource management, protected areas, climate change, democratization and decentralization.



Researcher info


University of Jyväskylä


Department of Social Sciences and Philopsophy

Contact information
+358 40 805 4219

democratization development cooperation identity politics. natural resource management

Research projects

  • Project date 1.4.2017
  • Head of research Pekka Virtanen
  • Language n/a

The project seeks to increase Mozambican research capacity on forestry, sustainable natural resource and land-use planning considering different aspects of impacts (ecological, social and economic). In addition to joint teaching activities, it includes collaborative research on environmental and socio-economic aspects of forestry and natural resources management. The fieldwork activities take place in Manica and Zambézia Provinces.


Almeida Sitoe, Valério Macandza, Ana Monteiro, Luis Cristovão, Elisa Vallius, Anssi Lensu, Irmeli Mustalahti