Unit for Development Communications

The Unit for Development Communications is responsible for the Ministry’s external and internal communications associated with development policy and development cooperation, for public diplomacy relating to Finland’s partner countries in development cooperation, and for their strategic planning, development and coordination in cooperation with other departments and diplomatic missions.

The Unit for Development Communications is headed by the Director, whose duties and decision-making powers are defined in §52 and §64 of the Rules of Procedure of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The main tasks of the Unit for Development Communications are:

1. Communications on development policy and development cooperation for the public, the media and stakeholders. 2. Support for the communications of departments and diplomatic missions 3. Support for global education through communications and in cooperation with the authorities 4. International visits by journalists and experts 5. Public diplomacy and other Team Finland activities


  • VIE-30@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for Development Communications
PO Box 481

Visiting address

Kanavakatu 3 C

Pasi Nokelainen
Communications Coordinator
  • +358 295 350 115
Heini Laakso
  • +358 295 350 295
Erja-Outi Heino
  • +358 295 351 384
Milma Kettunen
Content and Communications Specialist
coordination of communications projects, global education
  • +358 295 351 844
Outi Einola-Head
Communications Officer
media work, web communications, partner countries in Africa
  • +358 295 351 381
Katri Källbacka
Departmental Secretary
Communications Assistant
events, media support, travel scholarships to journalists, TV-productions, development academy, Inter Press Service
  • +358 295 351 793
Reeta Niemonen
Seasonal Worker
  • +358 295 350 207
Eija Palosuo
Communications Officer
2030 Agenda, multilateral cooperation, humanitarian aid
  • +358 295 351 961
Hanna Päivärinta
Communications Officer
publications and events, web communications, partner countries in Asia
  • +358 295 351 370

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