Gender Equality In The Arctic Phase II Project Presentation
Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
The Gender Equality in the Arctic (GEA) project is endorsed by the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group. Phase I (2013-2015) aimed to promote and expand the dialogue on Gender Equality in the Arctic. An international conference, “Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges”, brought together policy- makers and experts from the Arctic region in Akureyri, Iceland in the fall of 2014. A report published in 2015 (bit.ly/GEA-report) included conference proceedings and policy-relevant highlights. Phase II (2017-2019) aimed to build on the outcome and recommendations from phase I and continue the work to promote dialogue on gender equality in the Arctic, with a focus on developing a circumpolar network of experts and providing an online platform for material and cooperation.