ICR and WRH at the Arctic Frontiers 2016 in Tromso
The 10th Arctic Frontiers conference, titled Industry and Environment, is arranged in Tromsø, Norway on 24-29 January 2016. The Arctic is a global crossroad between commercial and environmental interests. The region holds substantial natural resources and many actors are investigating ways to utilize these for economic gain. Others view the Arctic as a particularly pristine and vulnerable environment and highlight the need to limit industrial development.
Association of World Reindeer Herders and International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry participate in this major international conference every year. This year’s particiants are Johan Mathis Turi, Anders Oskal, Mikhail Pogodaev, Svein Mathiesen and others. In the frames of Arctic Frontiers, WRH conducted a workshop within the AACA on January 26 (Arctic Council Adaptation Action in Changing Arctic), the workshop which was moderated by professor Svein Mathiesen aimed to discuss the Indigenous Peoples Perspectives and Traditional Kowlede in AACA.
Wednesday January 27 – WRH and ICR participates in the seminar organized by the Northern Forum, directed by Mikhail Pogodaev. Mikhail is not only the Chair of WRH Boar, he is also an executive director of the Northern Forum.
Two delegtions from Russia are also participating these days – on from Chukotka, another one from Sakha Yakutia. Delegation from Yakutia is visiting Northern Norway in the framework of the exchange programm Arctic Health Care for Remote Comuunities. Today the group is visiting SANKS at Karasjok, ALta and KAutokeino to get acquainted with the health care system in the north Norway.