Renewables in Remote Communities Conference

Posted 2017-11-10
Written by Reception

The AEA was well represented at the Renewables in Remote Communities Conference held in Whitehorse from October 23-26. The theme of the conference was advancing financial mechanisms and building Indigenous capacity for clean energy projects in Canadian Indigenous communities. Specifically, there was a focus on building financial and human capacity. Throughout the week, AEA staff attended meetings, the conference, a mini-trade show, workshops and field trips. Linda Todd (one of our Progaram Coordinators) presented on capacity building within remote communities. And Sheena Adams (our Beaufort-Delta Regional Energy Project Coordinator) presented the recent work done to modernize the Inuvialuktun language to include renewable energy terms.

The conference was organized by Pembina Institute and was held in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Society, on Kwanlin Dün traditional territory. The workshops, meeting and networking events were a wonderful opportunity for AEA staff to develop and share their skills while expanding the reach of the organization. Thank you to Pembina Institute and Kwanlin Dün for collaborating to organize such a valuable event.

Pictured above:

  • Sonny Zoe – Tlicho Regional Energy Project Coordinator
  • Leanne Robinson – Energy Management Specialist
  • Linda Todd – Program Coordinator
  • Sheena Adams – Beaufort-Delta Regional Energy Project Coordinator
  • Wayne Lennie – Sahtu Regional Energy Project Coordinator