Event with the participation of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Nordic Center, Embassy of Switzerland and UNHCR Ukraine


How can one combine qualities of an Arctic explorer and a diplomat, a researcher, a humanitarian, and a peacemaker? Find out at Nansen Fest on October 12th in Kyiv.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine and the Nordic Center invite you to celebrate the birthday of the famous Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen together and to dive into his world of adventures, discoveries, and aspirations.

Nansen is well-known for being the first man to cross the Greenland icecap and dare to approach the North Pole. But have your heard about his connection to Ukraine?

The challenges that the Norwegian explorer faced 100 years ago are still relevant and inspiring today:
– How to stay curious, open-minded, dedicated and always moving ahead?
– How to motivate people to reach goals that seem unreachable?
– How to be a leader who can inspire others for positive change?
– How to include sustainability to the value system, social initiatives and business?
Let’s find answers to these questions at Nansen Fest!

The event is held both in Ukrainian and English with no additional translation, as it features both international and Ukrainian speakers and guests.

Our guests from Norway, Carl Emil Vogt – historian, author of Fridtjof Nansen – The Man and the World, Steinar Bryn – peacemaker, former director of the Nansen Academy, and Unn Irene Aasdalen – present director of the Nansen Academy, will help us explore the phenomenon of Nansen.

His leadership manifestation at the interpersonal and international levels will be explored by Pablo Mateu, UNHCR Representative in Ukraine, Claude Wild, Ambassador of Switzerland in Ukraine, and Mustafa Dzhemilev, Nansen Medal awardee.

Natalia Gordiichuk and Maryna Maslova, partners in UFV Consulting, founders of “Sustainability Room” educational platform, will share the main principles of sustainability globally, as well as in our everyday life.

Tv-host Slava Varda will share his experience concerning motivation in achieving sport and life goals.

During the festival you can enjoy fish canapes and wine provided by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and have a cheese tasting arranged by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine.
Come and challenge yourself at quizzes and get the prizes, have a VR-trip around Norway and enjoy pleasant talks in a cozy atmosphere.

Looking forward to seeing you at Nansen Fest!

Partners: Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, UNHCR Ukraine, Itera Ukraine, NBT, ELOPAK, Jeantet

Entrance fee: UAH 200. Number of tickets is limited.

All funds received from tickets will be donated to the charity foundation Tabletochki

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