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From 2025, the Northern Forum to initiate a remote educational programme about the Arctic

The lectures will be delivered by experts in northern studies.

10 February 2024

From 2025, the Northern Forum, an international organisation of northern regions, will initiate a remote educational programme about the Arctic. This was reported to TASS by Vladimir Vasiliev, the executive director of the organisation.

'Even the residents of the North themselves have limited knowledge about the Arctic, let alone those in southern countries and regions. We will create an international network of Northern Forum partner schools. Based on this, we will launch a supplementary education programme in a remote format. Leading northern scientists from Arctic countries will deliver the lectures,' said Vladimir Vasiliev.

He clarified that the programme will be launched in a pilot mode from the next academic year. The programme will be coordinated by North Anchorage Forum Goodwill Ambassador Paul Foose, a member of the Arctic Economic Council commissions and a member of the international expert group on the North Sea Route. 'Paul Foose is making every effort to improve relations between the U.S. and Russia. To this end, he publishes ideas and proposals for Arctic cooperation development in Western media,' added Vasiliev.

The Northern Forum is an international non-governmental organisation that unites governors of northern regions. It serves as a platform for non-political dialogue between governors of northern regions from different countries, leaders of municipalities and organisations.

The forum includes regions of the Russian Federation (Jewish Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Kolyma, NAA, Yakutia, Khabarovsk Territory, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, Chukotka, YNAA), the State of Alaska (USA), Gangwon Province (Republic of Korea) and nine business partners from Russia, Iceland, Norway, USA and Japan. Until 2013, the Northern Forum secretariat was located in Anchorage, and is currently located in Yakutsk. 


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