Helka works as a Project Manager with a focus on Monitoring and Evaluation. She has more than ten years of experience in analysing social phenomena. Prior to joining FCG Sweden, she had been a team member in several evaluations and research projects, strategy processes and has conducted reviews and analyses in topics such as sustainable development, innovations and private sector’s role in development. Helka also has prior experience in development cooperation and peacebuilding from both the NGO sector and the Ministry.
Helka has graduated with an MSc degree from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, UK) from the programme of Political economy of violence, conflicts and development, and holds a BSc degree in Peace and conflict studies from the University of Umeå, Sweden. Helka speaks Finnish, English and Swedish.