Sikumik Qaujimajjuti augments Inuit sea-ice knowledge with geospatial technologies to mitigate travel risk in Arctic communities. SmartICE Regional Operator Leads in the pilot communities of Pond Inlet, Nain, and Gjoa Haven are engaged in the co-development of a culturally appropriate and sustainable training curriculum with the goal of producing community-level sea ice travel safety maps, with attention to community concerns, local travel routes, and local terminology.
The training curriculum is intended to add earth observation technologies and digital mapping skills to support sea-ice observations, build transferable technology skills, and ensure enhanced integration, preservation, and transfer of local Inuit knowledge. SRDC is supporting Sikumik Qaujimajjuti through formative evaluation. SRDC is evaluating the pilot training curriculum from the perspectives of trainees, implementation partners, and community stakeholders. The evaluation explores the extent to which the training program is responsive to trainee and community needs, embraces Inuit societal values, builds on Inuit knowledge and strengths, is delivered through innovative, flexible and appropriate mechanisms, and can be applied in a replicable and scalable fashion.
The evaluation also investigates early outcomes at individual and community levels. Evaluation findings are to be used to improve the curriculum and inform future scale-up efforts to additional communities across Inuit Nunangat.
Published: June 2022
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training - Workplace Training
Population: Indigenous Peoples