INTAROS contributes to International Arctic Assembly

Dr. scient. Finn Danielsen from NORDECO - an INTAROS partner - took part in a panel discussion focused on Knowledge Co-Production and Co-Management during the International Arctic Assembly which took place in Alaska during May 2017

The International Arctic Assembly took place on May 9th 2017  in association with the Arctic Council Ministerial Meetings and the Week of the Arctic (8-12 May 2017) in Fairbanks, Alaska. It featured a range of speakers and panels, with a focus on Arctic issues relevant in the context of the Arctic Council Chair transition from the U.S. to Finland during that same week.


Dr. scient. Finn Danielsen, NORDECO - an INTAROS partner - was invited to join a panel focused on Knowledge Co-Production and Co-Management. The panel consisted of eight experts from government agencies, Indigenous Peoples organizations and academia. The time on the panel was devoted to a discussion with fellow panel members and questions from the audience, and was moderated by Ms. Fran Ulmer, Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Other topics  covered during the 1-day International Arctic Assembly included panels on Arctic infrastructure needs, a review of Arctic Council achievements in the context of the U.S. Chair and a look ahead to Finland’s Chair of the council.

You can see what took place at the assembly in this video. Finn´s contribution starts around 1:08:00 

Finn Danielsen was invited to the panel "because of his expertise and perspective from the vantage point of somebody who has actively worked on co-production and co-management issues for considerable time and has much to share in terms of lessons learned and best practices". The International Arctic Assembly was hosted by University Alaska Fairbanks, one of the world’s leading universities in the Arctic and partner in the INTAROS Project. 

The following day , INTAROS together with University of Alsask Fairbanks (UAF,) Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic  (ELOKA)  and  the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC)   co-hosted a large workshop on community based management. You can observe proceedings in this video