Workshopledare 2017

Alla workshoppar faciliteras av kunniga och erfarna personer, alltid en från båda länderna.  

Campaign   Planning to Make the World Great Again

Oleg Izyumenko


Oleg born in Southern Russia and lived in Moscow for five years, working in fundraising for large international charities and coordinating online marketing and advertisement campaigns at Russia's oldest online marketing agency (now part of the Ogilvy Group). 

Since 2009 he has been running a social enterprise that works to catalyse the development of a new generation of empowered young people that can take the lead in the transition to a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable society.

Oleg is passionate about mobilising private funding for community-based renewable energy projects (especially solar and wind), divesting financial resources from fossil fuel industries, and helping private households and rural communities in Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia become self-sustained with modern and clean forms of energy.

Oleg has also worked as a campaigner and community organiser with where he helped to increase capacity of groups and civil society organisations in countries of the EECCA region.

Oleg currently lives in Gävle in Northern Sweden, where he teaches Swedish language and the basics of financial and computer literacy to newly-arrived immigrants. I enjoy travelling, exploring investment opportunities, and learning about cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technologies. Oleg is a Globsol-veteran and has held appreciated workshops before. 

Jonas Biström


Jonas Biström has been a climate activist for over ten years, specializing in campaigns and education. With Friends of the Earth Finland Jonas learned how a passionate group of people, can through well planned campaigning, change the climate politics in Finland.

Working for Ilmari-climate training for schools programme Jonas figured out ways to teach youth how to become active in society, and how to communicate climate issues in ways that engage people. Global structural problems need active citizens to solve them. At Finn Church Aid Jonas facilitates the youth network Changemaker, working on themes such as environment, peace and global economy.

From war to lasting peace –
the role of girls and women

Linda Divkovic


Linda works as Peace, Security and Disarmament Officer at the United Nations Association of Sweden. Her work description includes advocacy, information and education on the United Nations peace operations, mass atrocity prevention and human security in armed conflicts.

Related to these areas, Linda has a special focus on the United Nations Responsibility to Protect principle, Sweden’s troop contribution to the United Nations peace mission in Mali (Minusma), and girls in conflict. She is also involved in the advocacy work and awareness building of mine action and explosive remnants of war that the United Nations Association of Sweden conducts.

UNA Sweden is a member based civil society organization working for a better United Nations and a better world. Linda has previous experience from the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser for Prevention of Genocide. She holds a Bachelor in International Relations and a Master in Political Science with a focus of International Cooperation and Conflict Management.

                    Noora Löfström


Noora Löfström works as an expert of international affairs at Alianssi, the umbrella organization for youth organizations in Finland since 2016. Before that she worked in Brussels for four years, at the Erasmus Student Network and the office of the European Liberals.

She enjoys volunteering and is a member of FutureLab Europe, a network for young ambitios Europeans who want to improve the society. She is also a part of the Advisory Board of the Brussels branch of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. 

Noore holds an MA in Political Science from Université Libre de Bruxelles and has lived abroad for work, studies and family reasons for over 10 years in 7 different countries. She has  attended several leadership courses, danced and runned but right now she's trying to be inspired by yoga


Milla Perukangas


Milla  holds M.Soc.Sci in International Relations, Peace and Conflict studies. Currently she works with the programme design, coordination and facilitation of community engagement processes, inter-faith collaboration, and trust building between various religious communities and local and national authorities, NGOs and law enforcement in Finland. She coordinates two programmes that are part of Finland’s National Action Plan for Preventing Violent Radicalization and extremism. which are part of strategic partnership framework of Finn Church Aid and the Network with the Ministry of the Interior of Finland. The goal of the work is to develop inclusive and community-based solutions for preventing violent radicalization and extremism.

Milla has also worked for FCA and the Network in similar project with the Presidential office of Kenya, coordinating a dialogue process for Youth Dialogues with young people, authorities, local partners and communities affected by Al-Shabaab in coast areas of Kenya.

                      Felix Unogwu


Felix  is an expert in both preventing extremist groups from recruiting young people and to rehabilitate former child soldier.  With his own background as an immigrant and searching for an identity in a new country, he had learn much of the problems by own experience! Felix was born in central Nigeria, in the zone between the Muslims in the North and the Christians in the South, by a Catholic mother and Muslim father. He has a M.Sc in Political Science and an advanced degree in Conflict Resolution in University of Massachusetts, Boston. In the Boston, Felix worked with coalition of groups to help institute Universal Health Care, a process that required lobbying several state Senators and including the Governor of the State Mitt Romney. In Washington, DC Felix worked with several groups to analyze and influence policies concerning the use of child soldiers around the world.


Miriam Attias


Miriam Attias (M. Ed & M Soc Sc) is the leader of the Community Mediation Centre of the Finnish Refugee Council – that mediates conflicts in local communities and neighbourhoods. She is interested in the dynamics of polarisation and conflicts and in developing different ways to mediate and build peaceful local communities.

She believes that one of the most useful skills in today’s diverse society, is learning to disagree. Even if people disagree, and even if they have unsolvable issues related to their identities, beliefs and values, they can co-habite peacefully if they can solve everyday issues together. The thing that is needed is communication.

Rafi Rafouq


Rafi has worked with program and  project design within youth inclusion in over 50 projects. He has 16 years experience of youth leaving extremist movements.  

He has represented the Swedish government in the conference Call to Counter against violent extremism.