(Photo: Gender Equality in the Arctic)The conference Gender Equality in the Arctic will take place in Akureyri 30th – 31st of October 2014.

This conference will focus broadly on the living condition of women and men throughout the Circumpolar North, addressing key issues such as access to and control over resources, representation in decision-making positions, political participation, regional development, human security, and material and cultural well-being.

The conference will bring together government representatives, policy makers, academics and a wide range of other stakeholders from the business community, resource managers and users, community leaders and NGO representatives. The conference will lay the foundation for a cooperation network of the various stakeholders researching, teaching and discussing and promoting gender equality in the Arctic.

Themes and topics will be divided into the following plenaries:

  • Gender Equality and the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges
  • Political Representation and Participation in Decision-making: Gendered Dimensions
  • Regional Socio-Economic Development and its Gendered Impacts
  • Climate and Environmental Change, Natural Resource Development, and Gender
  • Human Security: Gendered Aspects
  • Human Capital and Gender: Migration, Mobility, Education and Adaptation
  • (Re-)Construction of Gender in the Arctic

Sessions will consist of three brief presentations in addition to panellist contributions with questions and answers.

More information about the conference and early bird registration is now available on the conference website.