Traditional Knowledge and industrial development: On the potential use of indigenous and local knowledge as a resource to assess competencies in Greenland

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  • Anne Merrild Hansen, Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Det Danske Center for Miljøvurdering, Institut for Planlægning, Denmark
  • Pelle Tejsner
  • Parnuna Petrina Egede, Aalborg University
Greenland is a unique place that offers a lot of possibilities for sustaining a good life. The Greenland society offers most of the population good lives and the vast majority of Greenlanders self-report leading good lives. However, a large minority is challenged by unemployment and lack of education. Some of this is based in social and health problems, but this group also includes very competent, skillful and well- functioning people. Their problem is, that their skills are acquired in informal ways and for that reason invisible and un-recognized by the job market. The lack of appreciation of the qualifications of this group constitutes a great loss of value to society and to the individual.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on skills : An anthology on informally acquired skills in Greenland
EditorsRebekka Knudsen
Number of pages16
Place of publicationCopenhagen
PublisherKøbenhavns Universitet
Publication year2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesA Greenland perspective publication

    Research areas

  • Inuit , Traditional Knowledge, Industrial development, Sustainability

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