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Arctic Youth Ambassadors from Alaska visit Sapmi

January 20, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

A group of young Alaskan people from the Arctic Youth Ambassadors had a trip to Norway, where they visited Kautokeino. They visited the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and toured the Sámi University of Applied Sciences t where they met other Arctic youth, reindeer herders and discussed Arctic Environmental Changes and Cooperation. Exciting trip was continued with snowmobile ride to reindeer herd.

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First Rievdan project seminar in 2019 held in Kautokeino

January 18, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
Robert Corell at the Rievdan seminar in Kautokeino

Participants of the Rievdan project gathered in Kautokeino (Norway) January 16-17, 2019 to learn on status updates from all Working packages and to discuss future actions and deliverances. Seminar was organized by leaders of the Rievdan project – Ellen Inga Turi and Anders Oskal, among participants of the seminar – representatives of the Sami University of Applied Sciences, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, PhD students and professors and scientists. The seminar was also attended by a doctor Robert Corell – American global climate scientist, ambassador for ClimateWorks, professor II at the University of the Arctic’s new Institute of Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry and a professor II at the University of Tromso. “The Rievdan project is very much delighted to have Robert Corell in Kautokeino. After almost 20 years working together we are now developing a new research strategy for the future shifts in reindeer Husbandry” – said prof. Svein Mathiesen, the leader of the UArctic EALAT University of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and professor of the Tromso University, Sami University of Applied Science and North-Eastern Federal University. 

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Call for Papers: Conference on Indigenous Languages and Sustainable Development in the Arctic

January 9, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

  As UArctic states, the international conference will take place from June 27-29, 2019 in Yakutsk, Russia. The program includes a symposium, exhibitions and presentations of new publications and projects, and covers topics related to learning, development and preservation of indigenous languages and cultures. Deadline: March 1, 2019.

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December 24, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and Association of World Reindeer Herders wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Международный центр оленеводства и Ассоциация “Оленеводы мира” желают вам Веселого Рождества и Счастливого Нового Года!!!



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World Reindeer herders at the “ARCTIC: Today and the Future” Forum in Saint-Petersburg

December 6, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

  December 5, 2018, the VIII International Forum “Arctic: Today and the Future” began its work in St. Petersburg. As the news on the Arctic: Today and the Future report, the plenary session of the Forum has been opened by the President of the Association of Polar Explorers, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Artur Chilingarov.

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World Reidneer Herders visit to the Yamal Polar Agroeconomic Technicum

November 29, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
2nd year student Pavel Vanuito and WRH general secretary Anders Oskal after the EALLU seminar

On November 27,  the Arctic Council EALLU international seminar on “Food Culture, Innovation and Traditional Knowledge” was held at the Yamal Polar Agroeconomic Technical School (YAPAT). This was not the first time that the Association of  World Reindeer Herders (WRH) has been here. Mikhail Pogodaev, Anders Oskal, Sergey Kharyuchi, Inger Anita Smuk and Nechey Serotetto gave presentations to YAPAT students about world reindeer husbandry, the projects implemented by WRH together with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, about the upcoming project on the Northern sea ​​route and access to the market.

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National Center for Reindeer Herding Development opens in Salekhard

November 25, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

   On November 25 the National Center for Reindeer Herding Development (NCRHD) was open in the town of Salehard, Yamal, Russia. The opening was attended by reindeer herders from Yamal, Mongolia and Norway, representatives of the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH), International Center for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR), Center for the Arctic Development and Scientific Center for the Arctic Study.

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Managing Director of the Center for High North Logistics Kjell Stokvik (Norway) visited Yakutsk on November 20

November 23, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Mr. Kjell Stokvik 

Mikhail Pogodaev, Executive Director of the Northern Forum, took part in events related to the visit of the Managing Director of Center for High North Logistics Kjell Stokvik (Norway) to Yakutsk

The lecture was organized by the UNESCO Chair of the NEFU, Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) and the Higher School of Innovation Management supervised by the Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

November 20, Mr. Kjell Stokvik gave a lecture on “Arctic Logistics. Development of the Northeast Passage” at the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU).

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Senior Arctic Officials gather for third meeting during Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

November 2, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

              As the Arctic Council web-site reports, on 1-2 November 2018, the Arctic Council gather in Rovaniemi, Finland for the third Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019). The meeting brings together representatives from the eight Arctic States, the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, six Working Groups, two Task Forces, one Expert Group and over 30 Observer states and organizations.

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World Reindeer Herders at the Arctic Council SDWG meeting in Rovaniemi

October 30, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) meeting took place in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 29-30 October 2018. Interesting discussions were held about progress updates from SDWG projects, which aim to foster sustainable development in the Arctic and address socio-economic challenges in the region.

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