UArctic Chief Communications Officer met with Rintala-Gardin Bruns, who brings a wealth of circumpolar cooperation experience to the Arctic Mayors Forum. The group discussed multiple avenues of possible cooperation, including linking UArctic Thematic Networks and Arctic city governments to research issues such as youth, food secrurity, employment opportunities, arts and design, energy and transport. UArctic and the Arctic Mayors Forum will explore a Memorandum of Understanding where these areas of cooperation could be mapped out, including practical sharing of knowledge and mutual support in coordinating the respective networks.
Arctic Mayors Forum visits UArctic International Secretariat
Patti Bruns, the newly appointed Secretary-General of the Arctic Mayors Forum, and Tuula Rintala-Gardin, Director of International Relations for the City of Rovaniemi, met with the UArctic International Secretariat at the Univeristy of Lapland on Sept 20.