Warm start on a cold day!

In the crisp air at -16’C, we celebrate the opening of the historical Jokkmokk winter market; a pre-market event on the original site used a few hundred years ago. But the group walking around is gathered here for some rather actual topics; nothern communities in face of climate change.
Back at the Ajtte center, it is in a warm room that the opening of the Jokkmokk Winter Conference started.
Following the recommendations from last year to have more youth involved, Helena Omma, of Saminuorra and the JWC reference group was chairing the first round of talks.
And more youth there is! They represented a strong component of this year’s 250 participants and are actively participating. Promising debuts!
Stay tuned for more…

Now it’s time!

For Jokkmokk Winterconferens to start!

The evidence you see here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh dear, how is that possible – a truck and a tractor? Well, just after the WinterConference the Jokkmokk Winter Market starts and for that to happen the municipality has to move all the snow in the center of Jokkmokk. That means, when you see a lot of trucks and tracktors – it’s the first week in february and it’s Jokkmokk Winter Conference followed by Jokkmokk Winter Market!

Today it starts like this:

Monday 30 January
A changing world: Human impacts and human challenges
Chair: Helena Omma, Saminuorra

  • 14.00-15.00 Registration and welcome coffeeMeeting point and opening: Sparbanksalen Aja, Ajtte Sámi Museum
  • 14.30-16.30 Visit Jokkmokk Historic Winter Market
  • 16.30-17.15 Welcome and presentation of reference group, Stefan Andersson, Mayor Jokkmokk municipality; Kjell-Åke Aronsson, Director Ájtte museum, JWC reference group: Helena Omma, Søren Würtz, Linda Ellegaard-Nordström, NikolasSellheim, Henrik Micael Kuhmunen
  • 17.15-18.00 Sustainability and change – a contradictory challenge for human kind? Svante Axelsson, General Secretary Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  • 18.00-18.45 Human impacts and human challenges in the Arctic Gunn Britt Retter, Head of Arctic and Environmental Unit, Saami Council/Arctic Council
  • 18.45-19.15 Nuclear lifecycle in the age of global change Mika Flöjt, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi