More about this expert:
I am a forest products engineer with strong background in research and teaching, specialized in advanced analytical methods for chemical analysis (instrumental analysis), combined with several years of international experience in development cooperation. I am passionate about constant learning, and currently working with international trade and development by supporting Finnish companies to join projects funded by international financial institutions, United Nations (UN) organizations and agencies, or foundations with geographical focus on Vietnam and Sub-Saharan Africa. I have managed UNECE/FAO forest sector capacity building projects in the Caucasus and Central Asia, implemented by social participatory methods. I am accustomed to work in politically challenging environments in countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. I have proven track record in fundraising and several years of experience in communication and outreach activities (website content, press releases, social media). I have organized numeral international events up to 500 participants, and I am accustomed to liaise with governments, NGOs and international organizations.