Northern Sustainable Development Forum 2022

 

The 5th Northern Sustainable Development Forum is postponed to 2024.

 

Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform for discussing the issues and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North.

 

The main idea of the Forum is to join global creative forces in solving the problems of sustainable development of the Northern and Arctic regions.

 

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that included 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

 

The first Forum was held in 2019 and discussed a wide range of the regional sustainable development issues in the Arctic and the North to identify the priority directions and themes for the next years. The themes of the Forums are chosen based on the sustainable development goals, with Goals 8 and 17 being present at all Forums.

 

In 2020, the main theme of the Forum was the development of transport infrastructure in the Arctic and the North (Goal 9).

 

The main theme of the 2021 Forum: Climate Change and Permafrost Response (Goal 13).

 

The main theme of the 2022 Forum: Energy of the Arctic: New Challenges – New Solutions (Goal 7).

 

LOCATION: Yakutsk, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russian Federation

 

DATES: November 7 – 10, 2023

 

ORGANIZERS OF THE FORUM:

  • Northern Forum international organization of the northern regions
  • Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
  • North-Eastern Federal University named after M.K. Ammosov

 

DIRECTORATE: The Northern Forum Secretariat

 

OPERATOR OF THE FORUM: Yakutia Congress Center

 

KEY THEME OF THE 2023 FORUM:
ARCTIC RESILIENCE: REGIONS, CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

Arctic and northern regions of the world are facing major challenges associated with rapid climate change and degradation of natural ecosystems, growing threats to the populations of many flora and fauna species, and increased industrial development while preserving the traditional way of life of indigenous peoples.

 

What do we mean by the resilience of the Arctic and the North? Does this concept concern only human-influenced natural ecosystems or are we considering it from a holistic perspective? First of all, we are talking about a human living in these harsh lands and treating the environment carefully, knowing how fragile the nature of the Arctic and the North is and how long it takes to recover from wounds. The resilience of human and nature is closely related to the development of regions, cities, villages and indigenous communities.

 

Which development path will ensure harmony between exploration and conservation? What is the role of each person, urban or rural settlement, and region in improving the quality of life, creating comfortable conditions for residents, taking into account the need to mitigate environmental damage, preserve and enrich biodiversity? Are there successful practices in the world that can be applied to various extents in the conditions of the Arctic and the North? To secure true resilience of the Arctic, as a macro-region that affects the life of the entire planet, it is necessary to ensure an effective and constructive synthesis of government, business, science, education, and indigenous communities.

 

The main theme corresponds with SDG 11.

 

FORMAT 

 

The Forum will be a hybrid event (offline/online).

 

Simultaneous Russian-English interpreting is provided.

 

Formats of the Forum’s events:

  • plenary session,
  • research and practice conferences,
  • thematic sections, roundtables, panel discussions,
  • partner events,
  • project presentations,
  • lectures, foresight-sessions, master classes,
  • displays

 

ARCHITECTURE OF THE FORUM

Plenary session

Arctic Resilience: Regions, Cities and Communities

Arctic Resilience: Regions, Cities and Communities Life Support and Security (Russian EMERCOM) Human in the Arctic (The Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON))

Global Partnership for the sustainable development of the North and the Arctic

Russian-Asian Arctic Research Consortium (RACAR) events

The Northern Forum: Regional Voice in the International Agenda

Roundtable on the projects Arctic Children,
Arctic Teacher, 
Nomadic School 

Session on the Arctic Tourism

Session on Assessment of the Quality of Life

The Youth Forum
Displays

 

The Forum’s detailed agenda will be posted on the website after the Forum’s Directorate has reviewed and the Organizing Committee has approved the proposals on arranging the events within the Forum. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select the events to the Forum’s agenda.

 

PROPOSING THE EVENTS

 

The applications for the events can be submitted on the Forum’s official website. The events have to address the main theme or the themes of the main blocks.

 

Application deadline – October 15.

 

No applications can be submitted after October 15.

 

The organizers shall be responsible for making the agenda, the lists of speakers and participants, and for collecting the materials.

 

The agenda, the lists of speakers and approved events shall be made before October 15.

 

The organizers of the events shall coordinate their activities with the Forum’s Directorate in terms of the events’ agenda and with the Forum’s Operator in terms of technical arrangements and logistics.

 

The Operator of the Forum shall identify the venues and arrange the required equipment and simultaneous interpreting (as required), as well as centralized booking of accommodation and transportation.

 

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

 

All participants must pay a registration fee. To this end, a free participation quota is given to the member regions and business partners of the Northern Forum:

 

Regions – 20 quotas

 

For regions - associate members – 5 quotas

 

Business partners – 2 quotas

 

Northern Youth Forum – 20 quotas

 

Giving free quotas to the participants from the NF member regions shall be coordinated with the NF Regional Coordinators.

 

For students and postgraduate students, the participation in the Forum is free.

 

Registration

 

All participants of the Forum shall register on the official website www.nsdf.ru by filling in an online form. www.nsdf.ru 

 

Registration is open until the Forum’s closing.

 

Registration fee

 

Personal attendance

 

The registration fee is RUB 5000; it includes handout materials, transfers from and to the airport, coffee breaks and sightseeing.

 

For early birds, the full package is RUB 3500.

 

Online participation

 

The registration fee for the Russian Federation nationals is RUB 1000.

 

The registration fee for other countries’ nationals is USD 50.

 

For early birds, the registration fee is RUB 600 and USD 35 respectively

 

The registration fee payment procedure

 

The registration fees in RUB can be paid to the account of the Northern Forum Academy, on whose basis the Northern Forum Secretariat – Forum’s Directorate operates.

 

The registration fees in USD can be wired to the account of the Arctic Portal (Akureyri, Iceland), operating as the Northern Forum Office in Iceland.

 

The registration fees from those attending personally can be paid in cash at the Northern Forum Secretariat – Forum’s Directorate.

 

REGISTRATION 

 

All participants of the Forum shall register on the official website www.nsdf.ru by filling in an online form. www.nsdf.ru

 

The registration is open until the Forum’s closing.

 

The bank details of the Northern Forum Academy and the Arctic Portal are given in the registration area of the website.

 

Early bird registration: before September 15
Speaker registration deadline: October 15

 

PARTNERS

 

All organizers of the Forum’s events become its partners. The partners’ logos are placed on the Forum’s website and materials.

 

General Partner/Sponsor 

 

Package rate – RUB 500 000

 

  • Awarding the General Partner/Sponsor status.
  • Presenting the General Partner/Sponsor Certificate.
  • Welcome speech at the Forum’s opening ceremony.
  • Posting an official address on the Forum’s website (nsdf.ru).
  • Announcement of partnership and posting an article in the News area of the Forum’s website.
  • Placing a logo with a partnership category on the Forum’s website.
  • Making publications about the Partner in press materials and social media.
  • Including the Partner’s promotional materials in the Forum’s information kit.
  • Placing the Partner’s logo in the printed and information materials.
  • Placing the Partner’s logo on the exhibition scheme.
  • Attending the VIP invitation-only events.
  • Holding a marketing event at the Forum.
  • Placing the Partner’s logo on the background scenery, banners, press wall and in the business program areas.
  • Placing the Partner’s banner at the entry zone.

 

Official Partner/Sponsor

 

Package rate – RUB 100 000,00

 

  • Awarding the Official Partner/Sponsor status
  • Presenting the Official Partner/Sponsor Certificate.
  • Announcement of partnership in the News area of the Forum’s website (nsdf.ru),.
  • Placing a logo with a partnership category on the Forum’s website.
  • Making publications about the Partner in press materials and social media.
  • Including the Partner’s promotional materials in the Forum’s information kit.
  • Placing the Partner’s logo in the printed and information materials.
  • Placing the Partner’s logo on the exhibition scheme.
  • Attending the VIP invitation-only events.
  • Holding a marketing event at the Forum.
  • Placing the Partner’s logo at the entry zone.

 

Partner application deadline: October 15

 

MASS MEDIA ACCREDITATION

 

Mass media shall get their accreditation on the Forum’s official website. All accredited mass media become the Forum’s information partners.

 

The status of Information Partner entails the following bilateral commitments:

 

From the organizers of the Forum:

 

  • Placing the Internet banner of the Information Partner on the Forum’s website: nsdf.ru with a redirection to your website.
  • Putting the Partner’s stander/banner at the events.
  • Providing working space (if attending personally).
  • Distributing the materials at the registration counter.
  • Using the Forum’s photo and video materials for promotional purposes.

From the Information Partner:

 

  • Publishing the announcements, press releases and news of the Forum in your media;
  • Disseminating information about the Forum through your partners;
  • Placing the Forum’s Internet banner on your website;
  • Publishing a follow-up article;
  • Sending a journalist to the media events.

 

Various combinations of the listed commitments can be discussed individually.

 

The organizers of the Forum may select one General Information Partner from the accredited mass media.

 

The status of General Information Partner entails the following bilateral commitments:

 

From the organizers of the Forum:

 

  • Awarding the General Information Partner status.
  • Placing the Internet banner of the Information Partner on the Forum’s website: nsdf.ru with a redirection to your website.
  • Individual promotion action.
  • Participation of the General Information Partner’s representative as a moderator or co-moderator of one of the events (as agreed with the organizers of the Forum).
  • Putting the Partner’s stander/banner at the events.
  • Providing working space (if attending personally).
  • Distributing the materials at the registration counter.
  • Placing the General Information Partner’s logo with the status in all promotion and information materials of the Forum.
  • Using the Forum’s photo and video materials for promotional purposes.

 

The commitments of the General Information Partner are agreed individually with the Forum’s Operator when preparing a Contract.

 

PUBLISHING THE MATERIALS 

 

It is planned to publish the Forum’s materials in the scientific journal of Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University. The publication cost and requirements will be published on the Forum’s website.

 

Publications are also possible in the journals of the Forum partners.

 

Contacts

 

The Northern Forum Secretariat

677000, Russian Federation,
Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Yakutsk,
24 Kurashova Street, Public Center
of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), office 407
Tel.: +7 (4112) 50-84-50
IP: 71750
Email: ;
www.nsdf.ruwww.northernforum.org

 

Yakutia Congress Center

677027, Russian Federation,
Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Yakutsk,
13 Kirova Street, office 218, 219
Tel./Fax: +7 (4112) 50-84-61
IP: 72303; 72304
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