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About MIPI

Documentation Centre on Children and Youth (MIPI) was established on January 1, 2004 as an independent and permanent governmental institution affiliated with the Ministry of Social Affairs. Prior to January 2004 the centre existed for two years as a pilot project, investigating the need and scope for a permanent documentation centre. The proposal for such a centre came from the participants of the conference “New Ways”, held on occasion of the Year of the Children in Greenland in 2000. This conference about the care of children and youth was attended by a broad range of politicians, NGO-representatives and professionals working with children and youth. Based on their suggestion, the pilot project was initiated. Then, in December 2003, the Home Rule Government adopted the law making MIPI a permanent institution.

The centre is now under the leadership of a 7-members board appointed by the government. The members are:

Association of Municipalities in Greenland; Kisea Bruun, Senior consultant

Statistics Greenland: Keun Hwang, Special Consultant

The National Library of Greenland: Naaja Nathanielsen, Psychologist

University of Greenland: Wolfgang Kahlig, Associate Professor

The Ministry of Families and Heath: Karen D. Jensen, Children and Youth Consultant

The Ministry of Culture, Education, Research and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Anne Margrethe Vedel Jessen, Psychologist

The Ministry of Health; Jette Eistrup, Project Coordinator


Head of the board is Mrs. Naaja H. Nathanielsen from The National Library of Greenland.


MIPI currently employs one full-time coordinator, Nina Banerjee, one AC-employee and one part-time student employee, Avijâja Absalonsen.

The operating costs are covered by appropriations from the Home Rule Government. Activities are externally funded.

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MIPI - Documentation Centre on Children and Youth, Hans Egede-p aqqutaa 5, P.O. Box 1290, 3900 Nuuk
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