Project Researcher

Doctor of Science in Forestry

Senior Researcher at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), 2012-2017, ALL-YOUTH and MAKUTANO research projects, 2018-2023, UEF EDUCase global pilot project, 2022.

Senior Researcher, Researcher, Coordinator for Global Sustainable Development, Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu, 1984-1994, 1997-2005.

Environmental Counsellor at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi, Kenya, 2005-2010.

Chief Forester in Research and Forestry Adviser at the Directorate of Forestry, Namibia, 1994-1996, employed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Short-term consultancies: Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (1986-2016). Professional study tours to India (1982), Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras (1984), South Africa (1996, 2004), Uganda (2006, 2007), Rwanda (2010), Tanzania (2018, 2019), Namibia (1990, 1993, 1994-1996, 2002, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019).

Trainee in Canada (Pacific Forest Research Centre, British Columbia, 1983), Czechoslovakia (Faculty of Forestry, Brno, 1981) and Ireland (Forestry and Wildlife Service, 1979).

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