GRID Polar Division News

Arctic science and policy workshop

GRID-Arendal, UNEP's Key Polar Centre, is hosting a workshop 15-16 September with representatives from Arctic Indigneous Peoples' organizations, the Arctic Council, scientists and policy experts.

The aim of the workshop is to help set GRID-Arendal's agenda for it's polar programme, and to promote cooperation in addressing Arctic issues. Special emphasis will be placed
on dealing with Health and Environment linkages.

GRID-Arendal Arctic Workshop Schedule

Time

Event

Saturday 13th September -evening

 

Arrivals

Sunday 14th September

Morning

Informal sideline meetings in Arendal:

  • University of the Arctic: Oran Young; Lars Kullerud
  • GRIDA/RAIPON/AIA/IPS (others welcome)

 

 

12.15

Lars Kullerud escorts from hotel to Pollen pier. Boat trip to Blekestrand, Lunch. Return by maxi-taxi, arriving hotel 1630 hrs.

Afternoon/Evening

Informal sideline meetings in Arendal

  • GRIDA/AHDR: Oran Young; Lars Kullerud; Keith Finlayson
  • ACIA outreach: Bob Correll; John Crump; Keith Finlayson

Monday 15th September

09:30

 

Transport from the hotel to GRID-Arendal, Longum Park

09:45 - 10:15

Welcome to GRID-Arendal by Leif E. Christoffersen

10:15 ? 13:00

?Setting priorities?

 

Chair: Hanne Petersen and opening presentation

 

Speakers:

o        Oran Young ? Arctic Human Development Report

o        Svein Tveitdal ? Conventions and Policy Implementation

o        Lars Kullerud ?Education in the Arctic

 

 

13:00 ? 14:00

 

Lunch

14:00 -  17:00

 

?Health and environment linkages?

 

Chair: Keith Finlayson

 

Speakers:

  • Tamara Semenova ? H&E in Indigenous Communities
  • Victoria Gofman ? H&E in Indigenous Communities
  • Charles Haines ? Global H&E initiative
  • Jack Dowie ? Decision Making in H&E interventions

 

 

17.30

19.30

 

Transport back to the hotel

Official workshop dinner in Arendal


Tuesday16th September

08:00 ? 10:30

 

?Coordinating efforts?

 

Chair: Steinar Sorensen

 

Speakers:

  • Gunnar Pálsson ? Directions for the Arctic Council
  • John Crump - IPS
  • Jan-Idar Solbakken ? Saami Council
  • Cindy Dickson ? Arctic Athabaskan Council
  • Keith Finlayson ? GRIDA and UNEP projects and capacity

10:30 ? 11:00

 

Coffee Break

11:00 ? 13:00

 

?Synthesis from sessions?

 

Chair: Keith Finlayson

 

Speakers: Chairs/reporters from sessions

 

 

13:00

Informal lunch

Afternoon

Side meetings and departures

 

Thursday 11 Sep 2003

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