Employment and Entrepreneurship in eastern Ukraine

UA-UNDP-Nataliia-Rak-with-the-colleagues-at-her-bakery-in-DruzhkivkaPhoto credit: UNDP in Ukraine/Artem Getman

One of the priority areas for UNDP in eastern Ukraine is the creation of jobs and livelihoods especially for internally displaced persons and the host communities most affected by conflict.

Key areas of work:

  • Business Grants Contest. We provide grants (up to USD 10,000) to help launch, restore or expand small business activities;
  • Training and consulting programme provides people with knowledge of business planning, alternative funding, legal, marketing and finance issues;
  • Business promotion: motivation campaigns featuring success stories of our grantees, business expos for SMEs, support in running crowdfunding campaigns.






Academy 2019 is looking for participants!


UNDP Ukraine and CookEd agency are recruiting entrepreneurs and start-ups from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts for the Crowdfunding Academy 2019! The initiative is being implemented as part of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, with support from the European Union.

If you are eager to develop your business, submit your application to the Academy now!



Meet entrepreneurs from conflict-affected eastern Ukraine who despite all the challenges managed to rebuild their lives and create new businesses

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