• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Village school in Dnipropetrovsk region takes the biomass route Dec 14, 2016
  • 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.

  • Ambassador of Japan Visited Donbas Aug 31, 2016

    On August 29-30 a delegation of the Embassy of Japan to Ukraine and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) visited Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. The officials were assessing the results of Japanese government funded initiatives aimed at restoring economic infrastructure and developing business in the region.

  • Recovery and peacebuilding policy breakthrough Aug 31, 2016

    One 31 August, 2016 the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has adopted the concept of the State Target Programme on Recovery and Peacebuilding in eastern regions of Ukraine. The concept is an important step towards the development of a full-fledged national programme, which would help prioritize recovery and peacebuilding efforts in the conflict affected regions of the country.

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