New research project: Sustainable business and demography: Exploring critical links between gender youth and small-scale business development in fisheries and tourism in South Greenland

New research project: Sustainable business and demography: Exploring critical links between gender youth and small-scale business development in fisheries and tourism in South Greenland

The overall objective of this project is to support sustainable business and demographic development in and for South Greenland by exploring and illuminating the role that local small-scale business operations play in creating a desirable and valuable business development for themselves and their community.

Based on fieldwork the project will

  1. facilitate knowledge collaboration and dialogue during a workshop in South Greenland and
     
  2. deliver reports and academic papers on the critical links between gender, youth and small-scale business development in fisheries and tourism in South Greenland.

The project explores opportunities for sustainable growth and value creation in small-scale businesses in South Greenland with a particular focus on tourism and fisheries, taking into consideration issues concerning the specific demographic challenges of the region. Value creation is understood in a broad sense to include not simply contributions to GNP and company profitability, but also to broader sustainable social and socio-demographic developments with an equal emphasis on other well-being aspects – e.g. aspects defined by the Arctic Human Development Report (2014).


Project manager


Associate Professor Lill Rastad Bjørst, AAU Arctic.


Partner

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and University of the Faroe Islands.


Facts

The Nordic Council of Minister: Arctic cooperation programme: 250.000 DKK.


For further information on participants, please see the research portal.