Joint Saami and Inuit Youth Capacity Building Project

The project aims at setting up a one-year study programme for 6 Saami and 2 Greenlandic students with leadership potential. Training will focus on human rights, sustainable development and environmental issues.

The organization sees a major gap between the achievements and the implementation of the rights of the indigenous peoples, mainly because of the general lack of knowledge and information on those rights in the Saami and the Inuit communities – in this specific case among the indigenous youth. In this connection, this project proposal will refer to the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Outcome Document § 15.

The project funded youth leadership seminars in Greenland and Finland, where Saami and Inuit students from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Greenland studied relevant Arctic issues and received mentoring from indigenous experts involved in the work of the Arctic Council and the UN.

Applicant: Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)

Countries: Greenland, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Project start 2015, expected to be finalized in 2016.

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