The SDWG will hold its third regular meeting of the Finnish Chairmanship in Rovaniemi, Finland on 29-30 October 2018. Registration, information & documents for participants are available in the password-protected MEETINGS/WORK AREA.
News & Other Activities
The first Arctic Resilience Forum will take place in Rovaniemi on 10-11 September 2018. The Forum will explore opportunities for cooperation and showcase best practices in the region.
The One Arctic – One Health Conference will be held in Oulu, Finland on 7-9 February 2019. The call for abstracts will be opened in September, 2018. More information soon!
A panel on "Agenda 2030 and Gender Equality in the Arctic” will be organized during the UArctic Congress on 05 September 2018 in Oulu, Finland. This event will take place at the University of Oulu from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon as part of Finland's contribution to the Gender Equality project in SDWG. Click here for more information about the UArctic Congress. As a part of the UArctic Congress 2018, the University of Helsinki will also host a non-academic side event on 6-7 September entitled, “Women of the Arctic: Bridging Policy, Research, and Lived Experience”.
An Arctic side event was held at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on 17 July 2018 in New York City. The SDWG Chair, Saami Council, and Arctic Athabaskan Council, among others, participated in discussions entitled “The 2030 Agenda and the Arctic: Towards a sustainable and resilient Arctic”.
EALLU has won the award for Best Food Book of the World, across all categories, at the 22nd Gourmand International Cookbook Awards in Yantai, China! Read the Press Release Here. Congratulations to the entire EALLU team, especially the 50 young indigenous authors who created this ground-breaking book about food, raw materials, processing and conservation, food security, health and well-being based on indigenous peoples’ food traditions, traditional nomadic lifestyles, local economies and indigenous philosophies and worldviews. Please visit the EALLU project page for more information and to see photos from the Gourmand Awards.
The report from the Arctic EIA workshop in Yellowknife, Canada (24-26 April 2018) is now available. Please CLICK HERE for the Program and Participants List and to view presentations from the workshop.
Video presentations from the EIA Nordic Workshop in Rovaniemi (Dec 2017) are now available.
Check out this video from the Finnish-led project on Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic.
A Local Summit, entitled "The Local Context and Global Perspectives" was held on 8 May 2018 at the University of Tromsø (UiT), Norway. The UArctic Teacher Education Thematic Network, the Arctic University of Norway (UiT)/University of Tromsø, and University of Lapland organized the summit for teachers, teachers educators, stake holders, and policy makers to discuss and network with northern colleagues under the theme "Diversity and inclusion in teaching and teacher education in the North". For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE.
The SDWG has adopted a new template for submitting project proposals, effective as of 21 March 2018. Guidelines for completing the template are included in three Annexes. Please visit our “Rules & Procedures” page under the ABOUT US tab.