Yearly Archives: 2013

Learn online and get engaged in the issues that are affecting you!

The future is dynamic and uncertain! Various pathways of Arctic governance and Arctic conditions can be imagined. Effective governance in the North will require the involvement of a wide diversity of stakeholders and an ability to be adaptive, accountable and sustainable. Learn the principles of good governance, what they mean in the context of the changing Arctic, and how you can get involved and make things better.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Circumpolar Young Leaders Program (CYLP) is very pleased to announce a new distance learning course: Live, Learn and Lead – Arctic Governance in the Circumpolar North. It will run from March 27 – April 10, 2013, and is for youth (19-30 years-old) from the Circumpolar North.

What You Will Get Out of the Course:

  • An understanding of the concepts and principles of good governance, as they pertain to Arctic issues and the Circumpolar North;
  • An understanding of the complexity of governance issues within the context of a changing northern climate;
  • An understanding of the Arctic Council and its role in Arctic governance;
  • An opportunity to get directly involved and provide input on a Governance Framework for the Hudson’s Bay Inland Sea Initiative (, which is currently under development;
  • The opportunity to become part of a network of young people interested in and working on Arctic Issues;

 Dates: March 27 – April 10, 2013.

Time Commitment: 6-8 hours of facilitated online learning time spread over two weeks.

Cost: This is a pilot course in our Circumpolar Young Leaders Series and there will be no registration fee.

Eligibility: be not younger than 19 and not older than 30 years of age, be originally from or living in the Arctic Region (Northern Canada, Russia, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, United States or Iceland), have graduated from high school, have a strong interest in circumpolar affairs and issues, have access to a computer with internet connection, and have strong oral and written communication skills in English.

 How to Apply: Please register at:

The course will be run with a maximum of 25 participants who will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The closing date for applications is March 26, 2013. Once you have filled in the online registration form using the above link, you will be contacted by the course facilitator with confirmation of your registration and details of next steps.

 Contact Details:

Pauline Gerrard, IISD Online Learning and Training Coordinator

Phone: (204) 958 7727

For more information about IISD and its programs see our website at or our Arctic Network at Content for this online learning initiative was developed with support from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (