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  • Bioenergy (socio-economic aspects, issues of acceptance and perceptions, and the bioenergy-related conflicts)
  • Forestry and nature resource management education (competencies, curriculum, pedagogics, ICT)

My current latest projects are:

  • Developing Bioenergy Governance (project funded under the call for innovative research projects of the University of Eastern Finland)
  • Contested Bioenergy Governance (project funded by the Academy of Finland)
  • BIODEV: Building Biocarbon and Rural Development in West Africa (project coordinated by the World Agroforestry Center)

  • Strengthening Forestry Education in Kenya (HEI.ICI project funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs)
  • Supporting Kenyan Forestry Education through North-South Mobility (NSS project funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs)
  • Improving Forestry Education in Venezuela (HEI.ICI project funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs)
  • Support for Vocational Training in Sustainable Forestry (Tempus project coordinated by the University of Lleida)


In addition to my interest in bioenergy and forestry education, I am also interested in intercultural communication, and I have conducted some intercultural workshops as well as some basic research on this. I am also a founding member and current chairman of EduSilva, an organization that develops forestry and environmental education.

I am have been involved in few other activities such as: