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
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
Pasi Nokelainen
Communications Coordinator
  • +358 295 350 115
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.