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Greenland Policy Challenge


During 18 - 19 May, students from University of Greenland teamed up with students from Harvard Kennedy School, and participated in a two-day workshop titled: 'The Greenland Policy Challenge: Bringing Together Future Arctic Leaders'.

Because of the current Covid-19 situation in the world, the entire workshop was online.

During the workshop, all students attended expert talks, various workshops and policy briefings - and together, they worked with mentors on solving four different Greenland policy challenges related to:

  • Climate Change,
  • Education & Cultural Preservation,
  • Foreign Affairs,
  • Economics & Trade.

The students then pitched their ideas of how to develop Greenland’s policy strategies in these four fields to panels of experts and government representatives.


The Greenland Policy Challenge is born out of the idea that connecting young future leaders to innovate on challenges facing the Arctic can both educate them about this fast changing region and equip them with skills to develop and contribute new and sustainable solutions.

The Greenland Policy Challenge is a part of Harvard’s first Arctic focused course, Policy and Social Innovation in the Arctic. It has been co-designed with Greenland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture, and produced in collaboration with University of Greenland.

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