IARPC Webinar Available - Food Security

Date: 
10 June 2014

IARPC Webinar Available
Food Security
Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee

Webinar: Wednesday, 25 June 2014 at 3:00 pm (EDT)

For further information, please go to:
http://www.arcus.org/iarpc-research-collaboratio...

Or contact
Sara Bowden
Email: bowden@arcus.org

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The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is hosting a
webinar on the topic of food security. The webinar will be held
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 at 3:00 pm (EDT).

The webinar will feature presentations by Carolina Behe, Traditional
Knowledge/Science Advisor, Inuit Circumpolar Council, Alaska and Julie
Raymond-Yakoubian, Social Science Program Director, Kawerak, Inc. Their
presentations will provide the basis for a broad discussion across
disciplines.

Understanding the challenges to food security in the rapidly changing
Arctic and ensuring safe and consistent availability, access, and usage
of food resources for indigenous communities is critical for sustaining
livelihoods, promoting health and well-being, and helping to preserve
cultures, traditional knowledge, and socio-linguistic heritage. Given
projected climatic and environmental changes along with expected
concomitant development activities and opportunities for increased
natural resource exploitation, a reliance on community-based monitoring
programs to track changes in the distribution and relative abundance of
food resources will be crucial for safeguarding sustainable communities
in the Arctic. Community-based monitoring programs can also address the
impacts on biodiversity, cultural identity, health, language,
livelihoods, and traditional knowledge.

For more information and instructions on how to connect to the webinar,
go to: http://www.arcus.org/iarpc-research-collaboratio....

For questions, contact:
Sara Bowden
Email: bowden@arcus.org

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