Arctic Futures Symposium 2016 Programme

The 2016 symposium will focus on sustainable communities in the arctic region and look back on the achievements of the Arctic Council during its first 20 years.

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Session 1A: Welcome

The symposium opens with a series of keynote speeches.

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Session 1B: Arctic Council

Senior officials from the Arctic Council will discuss advancing sustainable development by looking at past achievements, the present situation and future plans.

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Coffee Break

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Session 2: Strategic Planning within the Arctic Council.

This session will focus on collaboration within the Arctic Council and beyond.

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Lunch Break

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Session 3: The role of the U.N Sustainable Development Goals.

Academics from across the Arctic region will discuss how the U.N development goals are being addressed and future plans to achieve them.

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Coffee Break

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Session 4: Education, Capacity-building and Workforce Development

Examining the provision for education in the region and examining emerging employment sectors.

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Session 5: Community Infrastructure and Public Services

Talks from public officials and service providers to explain plans to improve public service provision in the region.

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Coffee Break

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Session 6: Traditional Lifestyles, Culture and Improved Living Conditions.

Discussion on marrying traditional lifestyles with development from people living and working in the region.

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Lunch Break

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Session 7: Baillet-Latour Fellowship

Talks from previous laureates to outline how the fellowship has supported their research.

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