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Environmental Conflict, Complexity, and Collaboration

Genevieve Allen is one of the stellar young professionals Akordi has had the privilege of working with recently. Akordi welcomed Genevieve as an intern in September 2023, and towards the end of the year she took on more responsibilities as a Communications Officer. Genevieve is fascinated by equitable,…

Learning and Exchange Between the Netherlands and Finland: Eva Härter’s Internship and Thesis with Akordi

In Autumn 2023, for 4 months, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Akordi team as a research intern for my bachelor’s thesis. The Akordi Team welcomed me with open arms into their office in Helsinki and introduced me to their work in public policy mediation. Starting from scratch, knowing quite…

Mentors of Akordi: Merrick Hoben and how he inspires us

As Akordi celebrates its tenth anniversary this December we’d like to pause and give thanks to our international colleagues for their support. Right at the time when Akordi was founded in 2013, our mentor Merrick Hoben, the director of the Washington office of the US Consensus Building Institute (CBI),…

Developing a Collaborative Water Monitoring Platform with the Local Community and Mining Companies in Sodankylä

The impact of mining on local waterways is a pressing concern in Finland. Members of the local community may have difficulty understanding the results of water monitoring, interpreting their significance and practical implications. Previous research has found that measurements commissioned by mining…

Wind Power Meets Reindeer Husbandry – Recognition as Basis for Just Energy Transition

On November 21st, 2023, Akordi released a new report examining the results of a collaborative process between wind power and reindeer herding. You can download the report here [In Finnish - English version to appear later] The transition to clean energy involves increasing usage of wind power and…

Components for a Successful Watershed Visioning Process

The Iijoki River Watershed Vision was created through a multi-stage, multi-stakeholder negotiation process from 2015 to 2018. The lessons learned and experiences gained during this process remain relevant, as watershed visions increasingly attract interest as tools for harmonizing diverse needs and fostering…

Akordi’s 10th Anniversary – A Picturesque Celebration

On Tuesday, September 12th, Akordi celebrated its 10th anniversary at the historical venue, Puistokatu 4. The festivities commenced with a breathtaking performance by the Maailma choir , followed by heartwarming speeches from Akordi’s long-time mentors, collaborative partners, dear friends, and team…

How can Finland’s Food Transition become Sustainable and Fair?

Adapting agriculture to a changing environment requires major structural changes. The challenge is that there is often no consensus on solutions or even the root causes of the problem. Collaboration among stakeholders is critical to ensure that as many voices as possible are involved in shaping the solutions…

Akordi’s Annual Report for the Year 2022 (In Finnish)

Akordi's Annual Report for the Year 2022 The annual report succinctly encapsulates Akordi Ltd's ninth operational year in 2022. Download the annual report here.