Day: Thu 16 Nov, 2017
Venue: Kero, Lappia Hall, Rovaniemi
• Arja Rautio- Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network 'Health and Wellbeing in the Arctic', Vice-President Research of the UArctic
• Yury Sumarokov - Medical Doctor, Head of the Department of International Cooperation, Northern State Medical University, International School of Public Health, Russia, Arkhangelsk
• Kyla Kakfwi Scott - Senior Advisor, Anti-Poverty to the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories
• Lydia Heikkilä - Researcher, University of Lapland
• Arja Rautio - Professor of Arctic Research, University of Oulu
• Anna Reetta Rönkä - Researcher, University of Oulu
Tapio Nykänen - D Soc Sc, Adjunct Professor, University of Lapland
If there is no future for the young people in the Arctic there is no future for any people in the Arctic. Well-being among young people relates strongly with many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Many Arctic communities face difficult issues as a mixture of many overlapping factors: social conditions, work and education opportunities, health and changes in environment and cultural conditions.
Keynote speaker introducing the panel is Professor of Arctic Research Arja Rautio from University of Oulu. She is the Vice-President Research of the UArctic. The panelists represent a wide range of expertize in the field, coming from different regions of the Arctic. They can bring health, social and other relevant viewpoints into discussion.
The theme of the panel is one of the cornerstones when building the big picture of a sustainable Arctic. Chair of the panel, Tapio Nykänen, can combine his experience from journalism and research and challenge the panelists into a lively discussion which opens the theme to those who want to build further their understanding on the challenges and realities young people in the Arctic are facing.