Dear Readers of the BarentsSaga,
According to the calendar the spring should now set in. Not so in Kirkenes where we have seen snow flurries during the first week of May. But the BarentSaga heralds spring!
All netizens can now read the Barents Profile of Ms Christina Henriksen who has recently been chosen as the new Chairman of the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples and get acquainted with Ms Tuuli Ojala, Climate, Environment and Hot Spots Adviser who joined the team of the International Barents Secretariat in January. Ms Anna Afanasyeva, our Indigenous Peoples´ Adviser soon to return to Tromsø for post-graduate studying, has written an article on the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Project 2, Indigee for short. There is also reading on the Arctic Business Forum that took place in March 2014 in Rovaniemi and on a Barents Mediasphere meeting attended by a group of young Finnish journalists in April in Kirkenes.
If you fancy reading more Barents-related stuff you better look at the list of recommended links. Besides, it makes no difference whether you can wear shorts by now or not because enjoying the BarentSaga is not something labelled “weather permitting”.
Ari Sirén, Head of the International Barents Secretariat
Tuuli Ojala started her work as a Climate, Environment and Hot Spot Adviser at the International Barents Secretariat this spring 2014. Her work is to coordinate the activities related to the recently adopted Barents Action Plan on Climate Change and support the BEAC Working Group on Environment in its tasks.
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“The investment decisions are postponed until the world's economy is more predictable”, said Mr. Timo Rautajoki, CEO of the Lapland Chamber of Commerce, at the Arctic Business Forum in Rovaniemi in March 2014. Arctic Business Forum attracted about 250 people to join the discussion about the future of the Arctic Business.
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Anna Afanasyeva, Christina Henriksen, Roy Hojem, Virpi Komulainen, Jenni Lintula, Tuuli Ojala, Ari Sirén, Arto Vitikka
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