Arctic Council Hosts Resilience Forum

Arctic Council Hosts Resilience Forum

The Arctic Resilience Forum will be held online as a series of 10 weekly webinars launching on Oct. 7, 2020, from 7:30-10 a.m. Alaska time.

Hosted by the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and co-organized by the council’s Sustainable Development Working Group and the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, each session touches on a specific aspect of Arctic resilience.

The forum topics are:

  • Oct. 7: Indigenous Youth Leadership
  • Oct.14: Food Security
  • Oct. 21: Renewable Energy
  • Nov. 11: Broadband Connectivity
  • Nov. 18: Gender
  • Nov. 25: Socio-Ecological Resilience
  • Dec. 9: Infrastructure
  • Dec. 16: Respecting Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Systems

The forum seeks to actively engage participants in conversations about how to build the resilience of Arctic communities and ecosystems. It offers the opportunity to discuss concrete best practices and experiences from the council and the broader community of circumpolar experts and knowledge holders. The Arctic Resilience Forum aims to continue to strengthen cooperation on resilience work.

Learn more and find registration information for the series here.