Jussi Viitanen

Head of FLEGT and REDD Unit

Main responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning and positioning of Unit in the broader FLEGT and REDD policy landscape
  • Management and leadership of the Unit
  • Donor stewardship and fundraising for future operations
  • External and internal communications 

Personal background

  • Manager and technical expert
  • More than 20 years of international working experience in the field of sustainable forest management. 
  • Involved with forest policy and national forest program development, REDD+, implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan, assessment of forest resources, institutional reform process and community forestry. 
  • Prior to working at EFI, worked five and half years as the forest sector adviser for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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