We promote Arctic transparency for sustainable future
We produce evidence-based analysis and make investigations connected to the Russian Arctic and translate this work into advice and recommendations to inform decision- and policy-makers in communities, governments, industries, and nonprofits globally
We know that preservation of the Arctic is the sine qua non for the survival of the planet. The Arctic ecosystem is very fragile, and its collapse may be detrimental to the climate and environment on the whole planet.
The Russian Federation controls 53% of the Arctic Ocean’s coastline. Thus, the focus on the Russian Arctic is extremely important for prevention of global disasters. By making the Russian Arctic transparent, we contribute to prevention of climatic and environmental disasters. We strive for preservation of the Arctic and sustainable development of the region, and our activities are guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) devised by the UN.
Our projects in the areas of transparent climate finance, ensuring good governance in the Arctic region, and preservation and promotion of the indigenous peoples' rights are aimed at promoting the SDG agenda, and they contribute to the sustainable future of the Arctic. We are also determined to help achieve the SDGs in the Arctic region by promoting their importance among the government and business actors, experts and scholars, and our partners.
The non-profit organisation Arctida is registered in Batumi, Georgia. Its charter can be found here.
The goal of our non-profit organisation is to produce evidence-based analysis and make investigations connected to the Russian Arctic and translate this academic work into advice and recommendations to inform decision- and policy-makers in communities, governments, industries, and nonprofits globally.
Our leadership consisting of the board and executive management structure serves as a guarantee of the independence and impartiality of the organisation.
Our Director underpins the organisaton’s independent, non-partisan voice. The director confirms, through his extensive experiences in research and policy-making, the connection between Arctida and policy-makers.
Ilia Shumanov is Director of Arctida. He has extensive experience in tackling corruption in Russia. He participated in developing amendments to Russian federal law on contracting systems, conducted a number of journalistic and civic anti-corruption investigations focusing on money laundering, cross-border corruption cases and "golden visas". He has been a lecturer on business and integrity and anti-corruption standards for major Russian companies and government agencies.
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