Donwload the Statement from the Arctic Skills round table on Reindeer Herding

In early April 2018 in the village of Iengra, Neryungrinskiy district of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), a round table was held on the topic “Reindeer HUsbandry – basis for Indigenous Peoples Livelihoods in the Arctic”, organized as part of the Arctic Skills initiative.

During the round table, participants discussed development of the educational system for reindeer herders and agreed to create a thematic network of the University of the Arctic to strengthen cooperation between vocational education institutions for effective training of reindeer-herding personnel. Within the framework of the seminar the Arctic Skills championship of professional skills among reindeer herders  was held, which included competitions on the professional skills of reindeer herders in five competencies, a round table and other events.

The organizers of the event were the Ministry of Education and Science of Yakutia, the Center for Professional Competences (Yakutia), the State Committee for the Arctic (Yakutia), the Secretariat of the Northern Forum, the administration of the Neryungri district, and the South Yakutia College of Technology and the Arctic College of the Peoples of the North.

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