MDI acquired two new reinforcements in the playing line-up as M.Sc. Jaakko Huttunen and M.Phil Sari Rannanpää joined the team in the beginning of February. Jaakko holds a Masters degree in Planning Geography. Most recently he worked in Central Uusimaa (Helsinki Region North) focusing on the development and future of housing in the region. He has also worked as a trainee in the city of Vantaa and in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Sari has been part of MDI’s team for some time as an external advisor focusing on regional development. Sari changes her role from an advisor to a specialist and continues taking responsibility in the development of rural issues and the evaluation of rural development programme.