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  • How to support entrepreneurs affected by the conflict? With crowdfunding! Jan 18, 2017

    Following its experience with crowdfunding for development gained in other European countries, UNDP is now teaming up with Ukrainian leaders in this field to launch the first Crowdfunding Academy dedicated to entrepreneurs from conflict affected areas in Donbas. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to rally all available resources to help improve the livelihoods of IDPs and host communities throughout Ukraine.

  • Austria finances new UNDP initiative to boost local development in Chernivtsi and Odesa regions Jan 18, 2017

    UNDP is launching a new project to improve the wellbeing and raise living standards of the most disadvantaged population groups in the Chernivtsi and Odesa oblasts. Funded by the Austrian Development Agency, it will benefit more than 150,000 people living in regional centres and at least 18 villages, small towns and rayons.

  • Mapping a Sustainable Future: Why does Ukraine need a Sustainable Development Strategy Jan 10, 2017

    In the vision of its authors, the strategy will serve as a dashboard showing where Ukrainians want to be by 2030, and allowing them to monitor how much progress is achieved in certain intervals on each of its development goals. As stated in the Strategy, its objective is “to ensure a high quality of life for the Ukrainian population, creating the proper conditions for modern and future generations and counteracting the degradation of ecosystems, through the introduction of new economic growth models based on sustainable development principles.”

  • Back into Shape: Renovated sport gym in Chuguiv school No. 2 welcomes children Jan 6, 2017

    Success story about community-led initiative to renovate the gym in Chuguiv school, Kharkiv region. With EU/UNDP support, the micro-project has been implemented in half a year, and local kids now can enjoy their Aikido lessons in modernized warm school premises.

  • Civil society organisations trained on Human Rights Based Approach Dec 23, 2016

    Are those who possess certain rights able to effectively get their voices heard? Are those who need to deliver on rights observance indeed able to get their work done? These are questions answered by the human rights based approach (HRBA) to development programming. Civil society organizations can become so much more efficient in their work, if they integrate the approach in their everyday work. To help them with this, UNDP organized a training for 18 trainers aimed at providing them with knowledge and tools for further promoting this approach to their peer CSOs in the regions of Ukraine.

  • Will Ukraine be ready for the next review by the CEDAW Committee in Geneva? Dec 19, 2016

    The Gender Strategic Platform, a gender equality coalition supported by UNDP, has presented today to representatives of the Parliament and of the Ombudsperson’s Office the 8th Alternative Periodic Report of the civil society organizations on the implementation by Ukraine of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

  • Young people from East Ukraine learn how to start a career in IT Dec 19, 2016

    UNDP together with IT education business GoIT Company launched today in Severodonetsk a new initiative to attract young people to careers in Ukraine’s rapidly developing IT market. Over 100 young women and men participated from various towns of the region.

  • How much do you know about your civil rights? Time for more effective citizenry Dec 16, 2016

    Sociological survey commissioned by UNDP to assess civic knowledge, behavior, attitudes and beliefs, highlights that 35% of Ukrainians are not aware of their civil rights, emphasizing the need for enhanced civic education in various fields to effectively empower citizens to exercise their civic duty, while increasing accountibility at all levels.

  • Hundreds of infrastructure projects in Eastern Ukraine to be financed by the €200M European Investment Bank loan Dec 16, 2016

    On 16 December 2016, the European Investment Bank (EIB), in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing, and Communal Services of Ukraine (MRD), has signed the Technical Assistance Cooperation Agreement to facilitate the optimal use of the EUR 200 M Early Recovery Loan, so that it delivers the expected results on time and affectively improves infrastructure and quality of living for the population affected by the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine.

  • Over 80 small businesses get UNDP support to grow in Donetsk region Dec 9, 2016

    The winners of UN Development Programme’s Business Startup Grants Contest have received up to UAH 200,000 (USD 8,000) to launch, recover or develop their small and medium businesses. They signed their grant contracts during the XII International Economic Forum “Discover Donbas” in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on 9 December 2016.