The international Arctic conference High North Dialogue started today in Bodø, Norway, and it is a platform for dialogue about the sustainable future in the Arctic. This year’s topic is “Business in the Arctic – Spaces of Opportunities”, emphasizing the opportunities connected to Politics, Business, Outer Space and Ocean Space. ICR director Anders Oskal is attending the conference and took part in the side-event panel "Arctic Leadership for the future". The side-event is organized by the High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University, and moderated by Associate Professor of the Nord University Business School June Borge Doornich.
The aim of the panel is to discuss and search for the future of Arctic leadership. The session discussed what Arctic leadership is today, and whether it needs to change to meet future opportunities, spaces of opportunities. The aim is also to present the future of Arctic leadership from different perspectives; from different industrial perspectives, from different political perspectives, from indigenous perspectives, and from the perspectives of young Arctic leaders.
Bjørn Olsen – Professor, Nord University Business School
Monika Paulsen – Managing Director, Kunnskapsparken Helgeland
Bård Ludvig Thorheim – Member of the Norwegian Parliament – Member of the delegation for arctic cooperation
Jennifer Spence – Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center Arctic Initiative
Chanice Sørlie Johansen – President, Nord universitet Student Organization
Anders Oskal – Executive Director International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) , Secretary General World Reindeer Herders (WRH)
Ivar A. Forn - CEO Øksheim R AS
Source: High North Dialogue, photo ICR