Harri Lappalainen

Harri Lappalainen

M. Soc. Sc. (econ) Harri Lappalainen is an internationally acknowledged passionate competences enhancer. He has over 20 years’ extensive experience on international development activities in several roles: e.g. project initiator, project coordinator, management board member, external evaluator, proposal assessor and consultant.


Prior to his present position as a Senior Advisor in the Turku University of Applied Sciences, Harri Lappalainen worked 8 years as a full-time entrepreneur in Project Cycle Management business and 2 years as a Senior Consultant in international public affairs and communications sector. Since 2011, Harri Lappalainen has been one of the core initiators of several successful Innovation Pedagogy -related international projects with strong CARPE dimension (e.g. FINCODA and SAUNAC projects).


Mr. Lappalainen holds a Vocational Teachers Qualification as well as a Certificate of Competence-Based Personal Assessment, acknowledged by the Finnish Psychological Association.


Currently, Harri Lappalainen is coordinating several publicly and privately financed global capacity building operations, targeted especially to South-East Asia. Please check from here one example of recently finished successful project with wide positive cumulative impacts.