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The two week project trip to Madagascar was exciting and educating

Anna Ikonen, a master’s student in Development Studies at the University of Helsinki, volunteered with the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and Association Mitsinjo for 1,5 months in 2015. She participated in the project’s monitoring trip, collected data for her Master’s Thesis and assisted Mitsinjo’s work in Andasibe. I did not really know what to […]

Finland’s development forest policy was updated – the direction is right

The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs published its new Forest Policy that aims at taking into better consideration the rights of local people. In terms of coherence in development policy, this is a step to the right direction. It was about time to renew the former policy paper from 2009 to correspond the principles of […]