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Traditional Knowledge-based Innovation in the Age of Climate Change Workshop
March 29, 2016 - March 30, 2016
A two-day long interactive workshop run by the Arctic Institute and UK Science and Innovation Network – Nordics with keynote presentations delivered by selected participants, leaving ample time for discussion among all participants and brainstorming of guidelines.
This event is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please contact Victoria Herrmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop seeks to broaden current work on climate change and traditional knowledge beyond the current conversation about climate change observations and scientific reporting. The event aims to foster a dialogue between business, traditional knowledge holders, and researchers of Arctic innovation. By bringing together indigenous representatives, innovation policymakers, northern entrepreneurs and researchers, the workshop aims to ensure that future climate ventures are aligned with local interests and take into account the inherent resources in traditional knowledge.
The conference will be held over two days March 29 and March 30, 2016. Day one will focus on the challenges of climate change in the Arctic, while day two will focus on its opportunities. Each day will feature three two-hour modules on areas that provide a chance for innovators, researchers, traditional knowledge holders, and policymakers can come together in a meaningful way. Modules will begin with a short presentation that will outline the background, case studies, and aims of each section, and will be delivered by an invited speaker. The remainder of the time in each module will be dedicated to discussing, guided brainstorming, and contributing writing to the final document. This will be formatted as a ‘brain trust’ session. Set networking sessions will provide a networking and matchmaking venue to serve as the background for further joint collaborations, including applications for funding.