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Nataliia Kraskivska (Ukraine)

UNDP Community Mobilization Officer

Nataliia Kraskivska joined UNDP Ukraine in 2003, and worked as a Community Development Specialist for the Chornobyl Recovery and Development Programme in Chernihiv Oblast until 2008. Over five years she mobilized local communities affected by the Chornobyl disaster, working to expand partnerships and cooperation between local civic organizations and city councils for the implementation of local community projects. She worked as a trainer and resource person for various stakeholders in training programmes organized for communities and other partners in the region.

From 2017 until the present, Nataliia has been a Community Mobilization Officer for UNDP (the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme), mobilizing local communities, police, public prosecutor’s offices and local government of Donetsk Oblast to implement community security coordination mechanisms. She has also arranged awareness-raising activities by establishing the School on Private Sector Engagement, which promotes social responsibility in business, encouraging the private sector to co-finance civil society initiatives. Another important activity she is engaged in is supporting the setting up of participatory budgeting mechanisms in target communities in Luhansk, Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

She has diplomas in Education (teacher of biology and teacher of English language and literature) from Nizhyn Gogol State Pedagogical University, and a diploma in Management of Organizations and Administration from Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University. She is married and has two sons.

UNDP and me

“I’ve been always motivated to take action to help people. I’m incredibly proud to be able to apply my experience and knowledge to help bring about peace and security in eastern Ukraine as part of the talented and creative UNDP team.”

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