The steering committee of Teachers without Borders consists of relevant actors in the Finnish education sector. The steering committee comprises of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Finnish National Board of Education, the Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ), Fingo (an umbrella organisation for Finnish Development NGOs), the Church Council, and representation of the TwB volunteers.
The steering committee advises the network to achieve its goals. It also participates in planning and developing the activities of the network.
The steering committee members promote the network’s activities and visibility in stakeholder groups and in their own networks in Finland as well as globally. The members advocate for themes and topics important to the TwB in order to influence decision-makers and employers in the education sector, and make the added value of the TwB volunteer work visible.
The steering committee convenes at least four times a year.
Finn Church Aid is responsible for the operational activities of the network as a whole, including implementation, project management, development, and monitoring both in Finland and in the programme countries.
Members of the steering committee in 2020:
Chair: Hannele Cantell, University of Helsinki
Kati Mikkola, Finnish National Board of Education
Tytti Voutilainen, Finnish National Board of Education
Paula Malan, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Jenni Arnkil, Trade Union of Education in Finland
Anna Kivimäki-Pelluz, Fingo
Jyri Komulainen, Church Council
Annika Nieminen, TwB Volunteer Representation
Sara Isotalo, Finn Church Aid
Sabina Bergholm, Finn Church Aid
Suvi Aaltonen, Finn Church Aid
Sanna Laiho, Finnish National Board of Education
Santeri Suvanto, Finnish National Board of Education
Kaj Raiskio, Trade Union of Education in Finland
Niina Tenhio, Fingo
Hille Janhonen-Abruquah, University of Helsinki
Tuula Vinko, Church Council
Diego Martinez Madrid, TwB Volunteer Representation