Getting ready for the 7th World Reindeer Herders Congress

February 4, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlog

Delegation from the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra (KhMAO), the host of the next World Reindeer Herders Congress of 2021, held a work trip to Norway to participate in the Arctic Frontiers 2019 in Tromso and visited headquarters of the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) in Kautokeino. The delegation was composed of Sergey Filatov – Director of the Department of Subsoil Use and Natural Resources, and Alexander Komissarov – Deputy Director of the Department of the Subsoil Use and Natural Resources, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra. 

In Kautokeino the delegation had a meeting with Anders Oskal, seretary general of WRH to discuss preparations to the World Reindeer Herders Congress in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2021. 

The World Reindeer Herders’ Congress is a unique cultural and professional event that brings together representatives of reindeer herding peoples from around the circumpolar region. The Congress is organised by the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) in cooperation with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. International cooperation in reindeer husbandry in modern times dates back to 1993 with the Reindeer Peoples’ Festival in Tromsø, Norway. Previous congresses have been held in Nadym (Russia), Inari (Finland), Yakutsk (Russia), Kautokeino (Norway), Aoluguya (China) and most recently (2017) in Jokkmokk (Sweden).

delegation from the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra taking part at a side-event of the Arctic Frontiers 2019 in Tromso
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