Is held this week, March 17-19, 2015 in Whitehorse, Canada.
This workshop is a follow-up on the of the workshop on enhancing Permanent Participant capacity held on the margins of the Fall 2014 SAO meeting in Yellowknife, Canada.
The objective of the workshop is to develop a framework for a strategic plan for the advancement of PP capacity, including development of a common objective for the PPs in the pursuit of financial support for Arctic Council activities.
Representatives of the six Arctic indigenous organizations, funding agencies, some of the observers of the Arctic Council intend to develop short- and long term objectives and timelines to support the implementation of further work and a draft framework for the establishment of a PP Capacity Fund.
Like other funding within the Arctic Council, supporting the participation of Permanent Participants in the work of the Arctic Council is based on voluntary contributions of the Member States. Permanent Participants have also used their own means to support their work.
Venue: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, hitehorse, Canada
Facilitator: Ed Schultz
Jennifer Spence will write the report from the workshop
Tuesday, 17th March 2015
Overview of all previous work done regarding financial need of PP organizations – in camera session by Ed Schultz
Review/Edit draft Value and Impact of the Permanent Participant Fund - in camera session
Short presentations by the PPs on the conclusions from the part prior to lunch
Presentations by invited experts:
Wednesday, 18th March 2015
Discussion on what a Fund/Foundation could look like
1) What are our common objectives as PPs with respect to financial capacity?
How can we build on our common strengths/similarities?
How can we collaborate in areas where we have identified gaps?
Thursday, 19th March 2015
How can PPs engage better with funders/foundations?
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