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This year, the sight of this Lavvu–a traditional nomadic tent of the Sami people—was far less striking than the sounds emanating from within: empowered voices of Arctic Indigenous youth leaders speaking directly to government officials, civil society, and institutional experts on the need for urgent action to address land conflicts, land degradation, and permafrost thaw across the circumpolar North. 

NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab is coming to the Denmark’s largest food festival in Aarhus on September 1-3 2023. 

Young Dukha reindeer herders from Mongolia Khongorzul Mungunshagai, Khuderbat Zorigt and Uranbayar Bat Erdene, who were also students of the Indigenous Youth Leadership Course during the Arendal Week August 13-18, had a trip to visit Sami reindeer herders in Norway. 

GEF UNEP Reindeer Herding and Resilience project will have its side event at the 7th GEF Assembly in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday August 22, 2023. 

The session brings together global nomadic youth to discuss the capacity of indigenous herders to reduce land degradation and improve the provision of ecosystem services by increasing community resilience as part of the global knowledge-sharing component of the GEF-UNEP 10545 Reindeer Herding and Resilience Project.

Arctic Council and Arctic cooperation was in focus during an Arctic governance session this morning under the international theme at Arendalsuka 2023. Morten Høglund, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials together with representatives of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the Saami Parliament of Norway, and other panelist including Indigenous youth shared their perspectives.

A lávvu dialogue on the Norwegian Leadership in the Arctic Council took place on Monday 14 August as part of Arendal week

Arendal, August 14-18, Lavvu

The International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Belfer Centre Kennedy School, University of the Arctic, and the Global Environmental Facility, UN-Environment Project Reindeer Herding and Resilience received 25 applications to this year’s training course in Arendal, Norway “Exploring Arctic Sustainability: Enhancing Resilience, Addressing Land Degradation and Permafrost Thaw through Indigenous Youth Empowerment

The research project Rášša with reindeer owners from Finnmark and landowners from Hardangervidda in a recent co-production of knowledge on Hardangervidda. "Managing, producing and negotiating reindeer landscapes – towards fair and sustainable use of land". A comparison of the management of areas in wild and domestic reindeer management. 

Reindeer Herding news
Er du reindrifts ungdom og  lidenskapelig opptatt av å ha en positiv innvirkning på samfunnet ditt og verden? International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry og  Arctic Initiative ved Harvard Kennedy School,  Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs inviterer deg til å delta i et ekstraordinært  kurs under Arendalsuka i 14-18 august i år.


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