Unit for Development Communications

The Unit for Development Communications is responsible for communications related to the Ministry’s development policy and development cooperation, for their strategic planning, development and coordination in cooperation with other departments and missions abroad. The unit supports certain designated missions in all communications and country branding work.

The main duties of the Unit for Development Communications are:

  1. communications with citizens, the media and stakeholders in matters relating to development policy and development cooperation.
  2. support for the communications of the Ministry's departments and missions abroad
  3. support for global education through communications and in cooperation with authorities
  4. visits by foreign journalists and experts
  5. country branding and other Team Finland activities


  • VIE-30@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for Development Communications
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Kanavakatu 3 C

Erja-Outi Heino
  • +358 295 351 384
Olli Moilanen
Content and Communications Specialist
coordination of communications projects, global education
  • +358 295 350 049
Nea Koivisto
Eija Palosuo
Communications Officer
  • +358 295 351 961
Hanna Päivärinta
Communications Officer
publications and events, web communications, partner countries in Asia
  • +358 295 351 370
Virpi Sormunen
Virpi Sormunen
Communications Assistant
  • +358 295 350 407
Ruut Tolonen
Communications Officer
  • +358 295 350 044

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.