Hanna Klinge: “CMI cherishes President Ahtisaari’s strong legacy as an advocate of equality”
The internationally significant and well-known CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is a peace mediation organization founded by President Martti Ahtisaari in 2000. CMI’s Deputy CEO Hanna Klinge dreamed of studying in the Peace and Conflict Studies program in Sweden since upper secondary school.
Working at Plan has made Secretary General Ossi Heinänen challenge the way he thinks about gender norms
Ossi Heinänen first got in touch with organizational activities already during his time as a student. Heinänen had many interests, such as running his own event agency, but when he was working as the Secretary General of a student union, an idea of finding a career in the field of civil society began to take shape. His meaningful and fulfilling work at Plan started in 2012.
“Strong and clear lady” Helena Ranta would like to see more women in peace mediation
When you listen to Helena Ranta, Forensic Odontologist, war crimes expert and Professor Emerita, you can’t help but think that she could have been a successful diplomat anywhere in the world. While some researchers might conduct their work in a straightforward way in terms of pure substance, Ranta’s approach has been holistic and sensitive to different cultures and situations. Ranta has also stood her ground in many tough situations when needed – and worked to ensure that gender equality is better taken into account in conflict resolution.