Noora Vähäkari

noora-vahakari.jpgProject Manager, M.Sc.

(former Stenholm)

Tel. +358 9 698 0056

Helsinki Office




Noora Vähäkari (M.Sc.) currently works as a Project Manager in the FFRC in project related to sustainable energy, climate change and development research. She has graduated from Development Geography at the University of Helsinki in 2015.

Noora has a solid experience in consortium management and coordination, communications and knowledge management, coordinating and writing grant proposals, project quality assurance, has facilitated bilingual and multinational futures workshops related to sustainability issues and renewable energy planning, and has been looking into energy sector transformation and potential, and socioeconomic impacts of energy development projects in various countries such as Chile, Laos, and Cambodia. She has also impressive experience in India, Myanmar, Cuba, Peru and Colombia.

She gets excited whenever there is a chance to facilitate participatory workshops and or innovate a project, and wishes to utilise more complexity thinking in the context of sustainable development in the Global South. Noora has previously worked with civil society development cooperation projects and is currently representing FFRC at Siemenpuu Foundation. 





 Research Groups & Projects:


Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Planning in Cuban Higher Education Institutions (CRECE), Erasmus+ Capacity Buiding in Higher Education: 2017–2020​

Green Economy Transitions in the Least Developed Countries: Multi scale Analysis of Energy and Forest Use in Laos and Cambodia (GET-LDC), Academy of Finland: 2014-2018

Promotion of Capacity and Energy Education Development in the Caribbean Region (PROCEED), European Union: 2013–2017

Sustainable Development Futures​ (SDF) Research Group conducts energy and climate research and designs and implements capacity-building in the developing regions of the world.