© Jessica Cook / Arctic Council Secretariat Interview with Ole Kristian Bjerkemo, EPPR Chair 2 November 2023EmergenciesNorwayEmergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Ole Kristian Bjerkemo may be the newest Chair of the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (EPPR), but EPPR is no stranger to him. Ole Kristian has a long experience in the field of emergency prevention, preparedness and response, even having been Executive Secretary, Vice-Chair and Chair of EPPR in the past. Now he is once again stepping up as EPPR Chair during a challenging time as the Arctic Council begins resuming project work. He brings with him a long history with the Working Group, strong expertise in the field and motivation to get work moving again. Learn more about Ole Kristian’s background, his ambitions and an outlook on EPPR’s work over the next two years.