Anna Ostrikova (Ukraine)
Youth Programmes Specialist, UNDP Ukraine, Democratic Governance Portfolio
Anna joined the team of UNDP project "Civil Society for Enhanced Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine" in 2017 as a coordinator of the "Youth Worker" programme. Anna is currently responsible for the youth component of the project. Her work is focused on policy development and support for initiatives that promote youth engagement in the life of society at all levels. She has a vast experience of working with state and local government bodies responsible for youth policy, at levels, as well as with youth NGOs, youth centers and youth workers.
Anna holds a diploma in history with a degree in “Country studies and international relations” from Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University. Currently, Anna is enrolled in PhD programme and is doing a research in public administration of youth policy in Ukraine. She is married.
UNDP and me
"Working with and for young people" are words opening the UN Youth Strategy 2030. And this is not just a slogan, but a real working principle. What I really appreciate about the format of our work at UNDP is that it involves collaboration with government institutions to develop policies and strategic documents, as well as working directly with young people at a local level to support their initiatives. It is inspiring to see how UNDP-supported youth initiatives are gradually changing the lives of communities and the whole country.”