A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Indigenous Lives: Preserving Traditions, Developing the Economy and Improving the Standard of Living
8 September 2022
10:00—11:30

The Russian government has historically been responsible for the Indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East and ensures the preservation of their original habitat, traditional way of life, and spiritual heritage. Comprehensive measures are being taken for their ethno-cultural development and social support, as well as to strengthen the systems of essential services for the most vulnerable groups of such peoples. As a result, the Indigenous peoples of Russia, unlike many regions of the world, have retained their population numbers, settlement systems, self-government, lifestyle, culture, languages, and ties to their lands. However, due to globalization, economic growth, and the resulting transformation of the system of social relations, Indigenous peoples now face new challenges and threats, namely the need to expand their own economic potential in order to strengthen their autonomous systems of livelihood. Solving this problem requires modernizing the conditions for the traditional types of economic activities of Indigenous peoples, supporting their entrepreneurial initiatives in these areas, as well as including them in the development of the creative economy. Creative industries, handicrafts, tourism, ethnic branding, and territorial marketing are increasingly linked to the use of the traditional knowledge, spiritual heritage, and exclusive traditional crafts of Indigenous peoples, which have export potential and are in high demand on domestic markets. What significance do the traditional economic activities of Indigenous peoples hold for the socioeconomic development of the remote northern and eastern regions of Russia? What improvements can be made to government support measures for the traditional economic activities of the Indigenous peoples living in the Russian North, Siberia, and the Far East? What are some of the current problems that need to be addressed to preserve and develop reindeer herding, not only as an ethnically key component of the subsistence economy? How can socially responsible investment (ESG) by industrial companies and subsoil users aim to maintain environmental standards, preserve the habitat and traditional economic activities of Indigenous peoples, and ensure industrial cooperation with them?

Date
08.09.2022
Forum
EEF
Started at
10:00—11:30
Conference hall
Building B, level 7, conference hall 12
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