Himalaya Yak and Arctic Reindeer Herders: Building resilience and cooperation

Yak herding and reindeer herding are practiced by Indigenous Peoples at the highest altitudes and at the highest latitudes on Earth.  These cultures, while from vastly different regions, are now dealing with rapid environmental changes, including rates of warming faster than the global average, while simultaneously feeling the effects of globalization and both its positive and negative consequences. This session, organized jointly by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), GRID-Arendal and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR), will explore the linkages and commonalities between yak and reindeer herding. The focus will be on climate change and its impacts on herders, their way of life, and their environment.  Concepts and good practices in resilience building will be discussed, with a focus on traditional knowledge and the co-production of knowledge. The discussion will also provide a platform to explore more common issues between the Hindu Kush Himalaya and the Arctic, with a view to establishing new ideas for lasting partnerships, networks and initiatives between the two regions. 

Organised by ICIMOD, GRID-Arendal, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and the UArctic EALÁT Institute

For more information about this side event contact Ole-Anders Turi (ole_ante_1@hotmail.com) or Björn Alfthan (Bjorn.Alfthan@grida.no).

Arena Arena

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

17:00 - 20:00

Radisson Blu Hotel - Møterom 315

Add to Calendar 2018-01-23 17:00 2018-01-23 20:00 Europe/Oslo Himalaya Yak and Arctic Reindeer Herders: Building resilience and cooperation Yak herding and reindeer herding are practiced by Indigenous Peoples at the highest altitudes and at the highest latitudes on Earth.  These cultures, while from vastly different regions, are now dealing with rapid environmental changes, including rates of warming faster than the global average, while simultaneously feeling the effects of globalization and both its positive and negative consequences. This session, organized jointly by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), GRID-Arendal and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR), will explore the linkages and commonalities between yak and reindeer herding. The focus will be on climate change and its impacts on herders, their way of life, and their environment.  Concepts and good practices in resilience building will be discussed, with a focus on traditional knowledge and the co-production of knowledge. The discussion will also provide a platform to explore more common issues between the Hindu Kush Himalaya and the Arctic, with a view to establishing new ideas for lasting partnerships, networks and initiatives between the two regions.  Organised by ICIMOD, GRID-Arendal, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and the UArctic EALÁT Institute For more information about this side event contact Ole-Anders Turi (ole_ante_1@hotmail.com) or Björn Alfthan (Bjorn.Alfthan@grida.no). Radisson Blu Hotel - Møterom 315

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