GEA is an international collaborative project focusing on gender equality in the Arctic. We highlight the importance of recognition and appreciation of diversity in terms of discourses, gender, indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, governance, education, economies, social realities, sustainability and balanced participation in leadership and decision making both in the public and private sectors.
To read more about the project, please visit the GEA website
The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network has organized a number of events for each phase of the GEA.
Phase I Events
Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges
Conference in Akureyri, Iceland October 2014
This conference brought together government representatives, policymakers, academics and a wide range of other stakeholders such as from the business community, resource managers and users, community leaders and NGO representatives. Together with a comprehensive follow-up report, the conference laid the foundation for a cooperation network of the various stakeholders researching, teaching and discussing and promoting gender equality in the Arctic.
The main organizers of the conference were the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Icelandic Centre for Gender Equality, the Stefansson Arctic Institute and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and the Arctic Council.
More information and recordings of the sessions can be accessed by clicking here