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Janne Parviainen

Research Associate

Janne Parviainen

Janne is a Research Associate at SEI Oxford.  Having joined the organization in January 2023, he is now engaged in work at the intersection of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the European context. His work at SEI leverages his previous experience working  with disaster risk reduction, risk governance and anthropology to advance interdisciplinary and co-produced solutions. Additionally, he is contributing to SEI research exploring vulnerability to displacement. He is also an editor of content addressing disasters and migration-related issues on the weADAPT knowledge base.

Prior to joining SEI, Janne worked as a consultant in projects across Asia and the Pacific, where he focused on the issues of vulnerability, climate-adaptive risk management, and good governance. His work involved research and policy engagement to support holistic risk reduction programming. He has also spent time assessing the effectiveness of community-based disaster risk reduction programs implemented in East Asia and the Pacific between 2014 and 2022.

Janne has an MSc in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, where his interests gravitated toward environmental anthropology, critical social theory, and the anthropology of development. He also holds a BSc in Disaster Management from Coventry University, where his dissertation explored the vulnerability outcomes of fiscal structural adjustment programmes on herder groups of Mongolia between 1990 and 2010.

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