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Jaana Laitinen
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Gender and Age: Female, 40
Location: San José, San Jose
Country of Residence: Costa Rica Costa Rica
Country of Birth: Finland Finland
Nationalities: Finnish Finnish
Citizenships: Finland Finland
Languages: English , Finnish , Swedish , Spanish
User is: Offline
User Joined: September 11, 2008
Last Login: July 18, 2011
Website: Websitehttp://www.earthcharter.org
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About Me   About Me
I am a Nordic girl living far away from home. I love that tiny corner of the world, those endless forests, lakes, Arctic Circle, lightness winter and nightless summer, quiet people and sauna. But I think there is too much to see in this world to only stay there. World is too fantastic to stick in one place for too long time.

I am a passionate about making a difference. I cannot stand still when I see that something needs to be done – which is not always a good thing :) …

I am currently working as an International Youth Facilitator at the Earth Charter International Secretariat, located at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, in Costa Rica. I am a social scientist with a master’s level specialization on development and international cooperation. Before joining the Earth Charter International, I was employed by Plan Finland, one of the country’s largest development NGOs. In addition I have been working for Indian Eco-Village Development –project and interning for grassroots NGOs in Uganda and India.

I am also a social entrepreneur running a small online craft business in Finland. I import crafts from East Africa, India and Costa Rica to Finland and collaborate with small NGOs and artisans.

Links to organizations I mention above:

Interests   Interests
     Child & Youth Rights
     Civil Society
     Corporate Social Responsibility
     Fair Trade
     Gender Equality
     Human Rights
     International Aggreements
     Labour Rights
     Rights of the Poor
     Social Entrepreneurship
     Sustainable Development
Countries Visited   Countries Visited
    Costa Rica Costa Rica [country of residence]
    Austria Austria
    Belgium Belgium
    Belize Belize
    Canada Canada
    Colombia Colombia
    Costa Rica Costa Rica
    Croatia Croatia
    Czech Republic Czech Republic
    Denmark Denmark
    Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
    Ecuador Ecuador
    El Salvador El Salvador
    Estonia Estonia
    Finland Finland
    France France
    Germany Germany
    Gibraltar Gibraltar
    Greece Greece
    Guatemala Guatemala
    Honduras Honduras
    Hungary Hungary
    India India
    Ireland Ireland
    Italy Italy
    Kenya Kenya
    Latvia Latvia
    Lithuania Lithuania
    Mexico Mexico
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Nicaragua Nicaragua
    Panama Panama
    Poland Poland
    Romania Romania
    Russia Russia
    Slovakia Slovakia
    Slovenia Slovenia
    South Korea South Korea
    Spain Spain
    Sweden Sweden
    Switzerland Switzerland
    Tanzania Tanzania
    Turkey Turkey
    Uganda Uganda
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    United States United States
Industries   Industries
     Not-for-Profit Organizations
Jaana Laitinen's Content   Jaana Laitinen's Content (31)
26 Class gallery submissions
5 Discussion Board posts