October 7-10, 2019. The Northern Forum is organizing the Youth Eco-Forum (YEF) in Akureyri, Iceland. The YEF will gather youth representatives and educators from the Northern Forum member-regions, such as the Sakha Republic, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia), Akureyri (Iceland) and Hokkaido (Japan). The theme of the YEF – 2019 is “Protection of the Arctic water resources”. During the YEF participants will present their reports and projects, and listen to lectures by Arctic Council’s experts.

 

The Youth Ecological Forum 2019 (7-10 Oct 2019)

Voices of the Northern Regions’ Youth for the Protection of the Arctic Water

Resources
Draft Program

Monday 7.10
Day of arrival at the Akureyri.
Check in at Akureyri Backpackers, Hafnarstræti 98, 600 Akureyri. 9 rooms Northern Forum
representant divides the participants into rooms.
https://www.akureyribackpackers.com/
19:30 Dinner
Restaurant Café Ilmur – 2 minutes’ walk from Backpackers, Hafnarstræti 107b, 600 Akureyri
https://kaffiilmur.com/
Menu: Lamb Chops with side dish, to drink: water
20:00 Evening Program: getting to know each other. Akureyri Backpackers – guest kitchen
-21:30

Tuesday 8.10
8:00 Breakfast Akureyri Backpackers
The program will take place in Rósenborg, Skólastíg 2, 600 Akureyri (see map)
9:00 Team building, introducing ourselves. Ásthildur Sturludóttir, mayor of Akureyri welcomes
the participants.
10:00 Overview of the youth forum
11:00 Learning about Arctic biodiversity, CAFF, Arctic Council (lectures, discussions)
11:50 Lunch at Brekkuskóli, which is a primary school 2 minutes’ walk from Rósenborg, see map.
Group will dine in the school canteen. Menu: Icelandic fish Balls with potato and salat, to
drink: water
(we need to be at the Brekkuskóli school at the latest 11.50 (hope that is ok), leave Rosenborg 5
minutes before or 11.45)
13:00 Outdoor activities & team building
14:00 Overview presentation on PAME’s work, Arctic Council (lecture, discussion)
15:00 Coffee break on the 2nd floor of Rósenborg: Afternoon snack: Juice, sandwich, pastry and
fruit
15:30 Learning about Arctic biodiversity, CAFF, Arctic Council (lectures, discussions) continues
and learning about Sami culture
17:00 Akureyri Geothermal Pool: Area with big swimming pools, hot tubs, whirlpools, waterslides
and saunas
19:00 Dinner: Restaurant Café Ilmur – 8 minutes’ walk from Rósenborg. https://kaffiilmur.com/
Menu: Beef lasagne with salad, homebaked bread and butter. Drink: water
20:00 Evening Program (organized by participants). The group can choose between staying in
Backpackers – kitchen or returning up to the facilities in Rósenborg – please let us know
what you prefer
21:00 Free time

Wednesday 9.10.
8:00 Breakfast Akureyri Backpackers
9:00 Arctic Portal Introduction by Halldór Jóhannsson, Arctic Portal Director
10:00 Making reports
11:50 Lunch & outdoor activities. Lunch at Brekkuskóli, which is a primary school 2 minutes’ walk
from Rósenborg, see map. Group will dine in the school canteen. Menu: Lamb schnitzel with potato,
red cabbage and salat, to drink: water
(we need to be at the Brekkuskóli school at the latest 11.50 (hope that is ok), leave Rosenborg 5
minutes before or 11.45)
13:30 Plenary session
Presentation titles
Searching for solutions: challenges and perspectives for the environmental protection of the Pechora
River in Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia Federation) - Ellina Nikonova, Nenets Autonomous
Okrug, Russia
Youth ecological organization Clear Blue Arctic - Maksim Baev, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug,
Russia
Yamal-Nenets Hydronyms - Daniil Nesterov, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Wetlands in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in accordance with requirements of the Ramsar
Convention - Makar Surkov, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Opportunities for organizing and conducting the Sand Fantasy competition for residents of small
northern towns - David Svanidze, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Formation of the quality of Yamal natural waters. Their influence on the health of indigenous
peoples of the Arctic - Violetta Vasilyeva, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Aquaculture in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, prospects and risks - Viktoriya Bogolyubova,
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia
The problem of garbage separation and methods for solving it in urban settlement of Talinka – Alena
Gorshkova, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Voice of youth for the preservation of water resources in the Arctic – Valeriya Mekhova, Khanty-
Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia
By learning about culture, we preserve nature – Svetlana Trofimova, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous
Okrug, Russia
Virtual Forest Museum – Andrei Chernov, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia
The avifauna of the valley of Central Lena on the examples of the vicinity of Tit-Ary, the
Khangalasskyi ulus – Albert Abramov, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
The problem of recycling the energy saving lamps – Alexander Semenov
Ecology of introduced bison (Bison Athabasqae) in the taiga zone of Yakutia – Yaroslav Antonov,
Yulia Spiridonova, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Flooding of Kobyakonsky violence Namsky ulus in winter, as one of the environmental problems –
Alexander Bochkarev, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
The state of anthills in Yakutsk city park – Irina Sleptsova, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
The volunteers’ club “On the move” – Aisena Alexeeva, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Qualitative and quantitative analyses of phytoplankton and phytoperiphyton of the river basin Siine
in Gorny district, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) – Ivetta Sannikova, Amina Tyrylgina, Sakha Republic
(Yakutia), Russia
Eco-handmade bag – Liliana Pavlova, Anastasia Stepanova, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Great spotted woodpecker in Verkhoyanye, Northern Yakutia, Russia – Anastasia Sleptsova, Sakha
Republic (Yakutia), Russia
The Role of Chosenia Groves in Maintaining Ecological State of the Arctic on the Example of Eveno-
Bytantaysky Ulus, Russia - Ilana Nikitina, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Improving the mechanisms of ice production and storage in the production of environmentally
friendly drinking water - Sayana Pavlova, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
The Protection of the Arctic Water Resources – Mei Demura, Naomi Madoka Kerr, Hokkaido, Japan
15:00 Coffee break on the 2nd floor of Rósenborg: Afternoon snack: Juice, sandwich, pastry and
fruit
15:30 Plenary Session continues
16.00 Guided bus excursion to Laufás tuffarm and to Goðafoss waterfall aprox 3.5 – 4 hours tour
20:00 Dinner: Restaurant Café Ilmur – 8 minutes’ walk from Rósenborg. https://kaffiilmur.com/
Menu: Chiken tikamasala with rice, salad, homebaked bread, and desert meringue with
marshmallows, chocolate and caramel sauce. Drink: water
21:00 Evening Program/ Farewell party: The group can choose between staying in Backpackers –
kitchen or returning up to the facilities in Rósenborg – please let us know what you prefer

Thursday 10.10.
8:00 Breakfast Akureyri Backpackers
9:00 Results of YEF-2019. Summing up the experience gained at the Youth Ecological Forum and
plans for the future, the response of the participants.
10:00 Departure to Reykjavik
15:00 Visit to the Arctic Circle International Forum 2019 in Reykjavik (optional, 6600 isk (3450 rub)
for participants, coordinators can register under the category citizen on the forum’s website)

 

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