Following the success of the ARENA pilot program in 2017, Canada, Iceland, Gwich’in Council International and the U.S. heads of delegation under the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council made plans to move forward with a second iteration of the program under the U.S. chairmanship in 2020. However, the program was delayed two years due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The program kicked-off in Alaska in July 2022 before convening again in Iceland in October and came to a close with the third and final on-site in Yukon Territory in January of 2023. Each on-site included a full seven-day agenda. Learn more about the 2022 Cohort.