Sustainable Business and Demography (SBD) Project is proceeding

Sustainable Business and Demography (SBD) Project is proceeding

The research project on “Sustainable business and demography: Exploring critical links between gender, youth and small-scale business development in fisheries and tourism in South Greenland” has got a progressive start. The main aim of the research is to support sustainable business and demographic development in and for South Greenland.

The SBD project team has been working on, what is called the first phase of the project, which covers the review of existing studies examining the role of, and relationships between, gender, age and value creation in relation to small-scale business development and population in the Nordic countries, with a particular focus on the NSPA (Northern Sparsely Populated Areas) region.

Currently, the project team is preparing a report for the Nordic Council of Ministers (TemaNord) based on the results of the first phase. The report will be completed by ultimo 2018.

Moreover, preparations for an upcoming workshop in Qaqortoq, the capital of South Greenland, (the third phase) have started. The workshop is directed to all relevant local and regional stakeholders and partners both within and outside of the community. The participation of Greenlandic stakeholders is absolutely essential for any long-term success of the project. The workshop is expected to take place in ultimo April 2018.

Next, the project team will continue to the second phase of the project, which will include two weeks of preparatory fieldwork in Qaqortoq in January 2018.


SBD PROJECT TEAM:

The SBD project draws on the interdisciplinary expertise of a team of nine Arctic scholars.


Project Manager:

Lill Rastad Bjørst, Associate Prof, Dept. of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, DK-9220 Aalborg Ø Tel: (+45) 53552095, Email: rastad@cgs.aau.dk


Team Members:

Helle Torp Christensen, Researcher, Department of Fish and Shellfish, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources Tel + +299 361200, Email: htch@natur.gl

Erika Anne Hayfield, Assistant Professor in Social Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Tel +298 29 25 97, Email: erikah@setur.fo

Rikke Becker Jacobsen, Postdoc, Innovative Fisheries Management (IFM), Aalborg University & Associated Scientist at Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Skibbrogade 3,1. DK-9000 Aalborg, Tel +45 99408026, Email: rbj@ifm.aau.dk

Laura James, Associate Professor, Dept. of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 1 DK-9220 Aalborg Ø, Tel (+45) 5382 4692 Email: james@cgs.aau.dk

Helene Pristed Nielsen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, DK-9220 Aalborg Ø, Tel (+45) 9940 9140, Email: pristed@cgs.aau.dk

Carina Ren, Associate Professor, Dept. of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University Copenhagen, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, DK-2450 Copenhagen SV, Tel: (+45) 9940 8445, Email: ren@cgs.aau.dk

Alyne Delaney, Associate Professor, Dept. of Development and Planning, Skibbrogade 3, DK-9000 Aalborg, Tel: +45 9940 3694, Email: ad@ifm.aau.dk

Christina Lynge Gjørup, Research Assistant, Dept. of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 1 DK-9220 Aalborg Ø, Email: gjoerup@cgs.aau.dk