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Preliminary startup session of SDWG EALLIN, Tromsø, Norway in January 2012
  • Held in relation to the Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø, Norway, funded by International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry as a contribution to the project start-up.
  • Involving reindeer youth from Scandinavia, Nenets AO, Yamalo-Nenets AO and Sakha Republic in Russia
  • Including a pilot Arctic Lavvu Dialogue session with industry, authorities and reindeer youth, during the Arctic Frontiers Conference
  • Initial working sessions for youth on globalization, land use change and adaptation. The aim of this preliminary session was to get direction on key issues of the project from the youth perspective, and test methodology (Arctic Lavvu Dialogue concept etc.)
Launch of SDWG EALLIN, Guovdageaidnu/ Kautokeino, Norway in March 2012
  • Official launch of SDWG EALLIN in the Kautokeino Snow Cinema, In Guovdageaidnu/ Kautokeino Norway, 26th of March 2012
    • In the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
    • Included video speech by SAO Chair Mr Gustaf Lind
  • UArctic EALÁT Institute Training Program: Training of Future Arctic Leaders – 1st Program 19-30th of March 2012
    • Participants: Indigenous reindeer herding youth from Russia (18), Norway (5), Sweden (5), Finland (2) and Mongolia (2), totally 32 youth participants
    • Contributions from a long list of institutional and organizational partners, including Saami Council, indigenous NGOs, the Sámi Parliaments of Norway, Sweden and Finland, different universities in Norway, Russia and Sweden, industrial developers in Norway, and more
  • Arctic Lavvu Dialogue between participating reindeer herding youth and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco – Youth presenting and discussing challenges and opportunities experienced in their own home societies with HSH Prince Albert II, as part of their training.
  • Participating and contributing to the 3rd World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference, fully including and involving the EALLIN youth together with a group of indigenous journalists from the Russian northern regions, as part of their training.

Opening of SDWG EALLIN

Community-based youth workshop in Kolyma, Sakha Republic in March 2012
  • March 2012 youth workshop held in Nizhnekolymsky region/ Kolyma of Sakha Republic
    • Involving Even and Chukchi reindeer youth of the region and Sámi reindeer youth from Sweden and Norway in a youth seminar at the local school
    • Meetings with the Vice-Governor of Nizhnekolymsky region
  • Field trip with youth to a local reindeer herding family on the tundra, Obschina Turvaugin
Participation in the Arctic Resilience Report (ARR) case study on reindeer husbandry
  • Participation of reindeer herding youth in the October 2012 ARR seminar in Guovdageaidnu/ Kautokeino, Norway. Co-hosted by Stockholm Resilience Center and ICR.
  • Reindeer herding youth from Scandinavia actively participating in the development of the reindeer herding case study of ARR, as part of their training related to resilience building in their home communities.
‘Nomadic Herders Days’, St.Petersburg, Russia, November 2012
  • UArctic EALÁT Institute Training Program: Training of Future Arctic Leaders – 2nd Program 24-30th of November 2012
    • Russian Geographical Society Seminar: “Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation – North-Eastern Vector of Development.” Co-arranged by ICR and UArctic EALÁT Institute at ICR.
    • International Science Conference at St.Petersburg State University: “Nomadic Herders and Industrial Development of the Arctic.” Arranged by St.Petersburg State University, ICR and UArctic EALÁT Institute at ICR.
    • An international work group meeting of the UNEP/ GEF Nomadic Herders project, also endorsed by CAFF.
  • An SDWG EALLIN workshop and training seminar at Herzen University, co-hosted by Herzen University, Institute of Indigenous Peoples, Association of World Reindeer Herders, ICR and UArctic EALÁT Institute at ICR
    • Involving 40 young reindeer herding students from Yamalo-Nenets AO, Sakha Republic and several other reindeer regions of the Russian Federation, in addition to a smaller group of reindeer herding youth from Norway and Sweden.
  • Contributions from a wide list of institutional and organizational partners, including Herzen University in St.Petersburg, Institute of Indigenous Peoples, St.Petersburg State University, Russian Science Academy, the Russian Polar Academy in SPb, Russian Geographical Society, Sáminuorra, various indigenous NGOs, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Chambers of Commerce in St.Petersburg and Sakha, GRID-Arendal, UNEP and more.

SDWG EALLIN Youth Seminar

“SDWG Eallin – The voice of the reindeer herding youth” is an Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group project, financed by the Swedish Sámi parliaments Eallinbiras-programme and operated by Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH), International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Sáminuorra and Sámij Åhpadusguovdasj. The EALLIN Executive Summary was released at Arctic Frontiers 2015 (see navigation to left) the EALLIN Full Report is now released at the Arctic Council Iqaluit Ministerial, April 24-5, 2015 (see below).

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Arctic Council SDWG EALLIN Reindeer Herding and Youth Full Report (128 pages)

Eallin: Reindeer Herding Youth Full Report by International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry

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