Greenland's Maliina Abelsen on unleashing sustainable solutions
Why the future will be built on ancestral knowledge + science and technology
Maliina Abelsen is the Head of Programme at UNICEF in Greenland. From 2009-2013 she was a Member of Parliament in the Greenlandic Inatsisartut where she first served as the Minister of Social Affairs and Equality and then as the Minister of Finance. She has also served as the CCO of Air Greenland and the CEO of the Arctic Winter Games. This episode was recorded in Nuuk as part of the UNLEASH Regional Innovation Lab, which gathered 200 people under the age of 35 from the Arctic and Nordics to develop solutions to the challenges the region is facing. We had a particular focus on biodiversity, education, and health and wellbeing. Join us as we discuss what creating a sustainable solution from indigenous knowledge and modern science and techn can look like, why food is a powerful healer, and how we must consider the whole in our creations.
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