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Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, Fairbanks, Alaska, 11 May 2017


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Recent SDWG Activities

        • SDWG’s Arctic Human Health Experts Group, (AHHEG) met on June 10, 2017 at the ICASS IX conference in Umeå, Sweden. The representatives at the meeting included Finland, USA, Sweden, Kingdom of Denmark, Canada, Iceland, and Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada). Project updates were provided on One Heath, RISING SUN, WASH, and ICS. The project entitled “Research Ethics and Indigenous Communities” will be reported at the next AHHEG meeting in Inari, Finland on September 30, 2017. A new SDWG project proposal, Arctic Network on Occupational Health and Safety (ANOSH), was introduced. Injury prevention and occupational health is one of the important future topics in the AHHEG “Gap Analysis” prepared during the AHHEG meeting in Tromso, Norway in 2016. Collaboration and joint meetings with the AMAP’s Human Health Assessment Group (HHAG) and AHHEG took place in Inari, Finland on 1st October, 2017. The main joint interests of these health expert groups are One Health collaboration (food and water security) and biobanking in the Arctic. 


The 2017 Arctic Energy Summit, an endorsed SDWG project, was held in Helsinki, Finland on 18-20 September 2017. For more information, please visit the ARCTIC ENERGY SUMMIT website.

The Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) project hosted its first on-site session in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on March 20-27, 2017. This SDWG project is being led by Canada, the United States, Iceland, the Gwich’in Council International and the Aleut International Association. For more information on ARENA and the recent Canadian on-site session, please visit the ARENA Website.


Information Sheets on some SDWG Projects and Activities

View and download the Fact Sheets on some SDWG projects recently completed or now underway:


SDWG Fact Sheet #1: General Information about the SDWG


SDWG Fact Sheet #2: Economies and Energy


SDWG Fact Sheet #3: Food Security & Food Culture


SDWG Fact Sheet #4: Health, Wellness & Social Inclusion


SDWG Fact Sheet #5: Mandate and Overview

For more information on projects and activities in the SDWG, please visit CURRENT PROJECTS on our ACTIVITIES PAGE.

Highlights of Past SDWG Work

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