SDWG Organization

Arctic Council Structure

SDWG Structure

In Arctic Council Working Groups, each Arctic state and Permanent Participant is represented by a Head of Delegation and such other representatives as required to carry out the work. Accredited Observers may also send representatives to attend and participate in working group activities in accordance with the Arctic Council Rules of Procedure and other guidelines for Observers.

SDWG Expert Groups

The SDWG is informed by two subsidiary expert groups. The Arctic Human Health Expert Group (AHHEG) pursues efforts to increase awareness and visibility of health concerns of circumpolar residents in the field of health research. AHHEG also works to expand health and education networks.

The Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group (SECEG) supports work to advance research in the development of sustainable and integrated approaches emerging in the circumpolar region.