Ukraine Cities on the Path to Resilient and Sustainable Post-War Recovery
15. September 9:00 - 11:00
The war in Ukraine is inflicting immense human suffering and devastating communities. According to the government at least USD 100 billion worth of buildings, roads, bridges, hospitals, schools have been destroyed. Numerous initiatives have been launched for rebuilding Ukrainian cities. Unfortunately, there are indications that the social and environmental sustainability issues are currently not completely integrated into the National concepts of cities' restoration.
There is a general trend within Europe as well as on a global scale that cities collaborate with cites to address complex challenges such as mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Tremendous investment is done to be better prepared for current and future challenges. Ukraine needs to be in phase with these developments and make use of those investments and urban innovation for liveable cities.
In the current situation there is an immediate need to make the cities function. With respect to this, there is still a need for a recovery plan and process that ensures a resilient and sustainable development. This needs to be done with the highest standard and state-of-the-art ambitions, because opportunities and possibilities are there. Handling immediate needs with solutions at hand and at the same time creating strategies and plans for a sustainable and resilient future will be a challenging necessity.
In this workshop we will get the latest update on the current situation in Ukraine from a city perspective. In a World Café format we will explore, learn and create preconditions for support and mutual development. Simply explore the opportunities in this given situation.
Deputy State Secretary of the Government of Ukraine
Anatolii Kutsevol, Deputy State Secretary of the Government of Ukraine
For more than 16 years Anatolii has been working in Governmental structures and has extensive expertise in public administration project management, European integration of Ukraine and effective interaction with international partners within the framework of technical assistance projects.
Started his career at the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine Anatolii has been working in the Office of the President of Ukraine, where his area of responsibility was focused on the foreign economic policy of Ukraine, customs legislation reform, Ukraine's cooperation with international financial organizations, in particular, the World Bank Group, EBRD, EIB, OECD and other international partnerships on technical assistance. Anatolii is a devoted supporter of the European integration of Ukraine, Deputy Director of the Government Office for Coordination on European Integration (2014-2016) during a critical time for Ukraine just after the Revolution of Dignity.
Principal Officer, Department for International Cooperation and European Integration, Rivne Regional Military (State) Administration
Tetyana Simchuk, Principal Officer, Department for International Cooperation and European Integration, Rivne Regional Military (State) Administration
Tetyana Simchuk is an experienced public servant, project manager and interpreter. She works in the Department for International Cooperation and European Integration (Rivne Regional Military/State Administration) based in Rivne, Ukraine. She brings her vast education and experience obtained in both US and Europe to her current role where she is dedicated to make her region and, therefore, her country more successful, transparent, and sustainable. Tetyana is a spiritual fast learning professional with a passion for travelling, choreography, yoga, and ecology.
Project Support and Technical Assistance Attraction Expert, Municipal Enterprise "Institute for Urban Development"
Anna Studilko, Project Support and Technical Assistance Attraction Expert, Municipal Enterprise "Institute for Urban Development"
Anna works in the international cooperation division of the Municipal Enterprise "Institute for Urban Development" - Vinnytsia, Ukraine. She has been researching the landscape of international partnerships and organizations for her city to be a part of the European community. Under Anna`s lead in the process of developing its own Green Deal 2030, Vinnytsia has become the first community in Ukraine to join the efforts of the European countries in green transition.
Deputy, Irpin city council
Oksana Nechytailo, Deputy, Irpin city council
Oksana is the head of the local development agency and a deputy of the municipality. She organized educational and cultural events and entrepreneurship stimulation projects in the city. Currently, Oksana is attracting grant programs and donor organizations for the reconstruction of native city of Irpin in Kyiv region. During the occupation of the city, she attracted and delivered humanitarian aid to the community. She is currently working with residents and the process of rebuilding the city's most destroyed neighborhood.
Oksana does regular sports and promotes an ecological and healthy lifestyle.
Co-founder of the Nordic Urban Resilience Institute
Silvia Haslinger Olsson, co-founder of Nordic Urban Resilience Institute
Silvia has several years of experience in the field of urban resilience and is co-founder of Nordic Urban Resilience Institute. Since 2013 she has been working as COO for Resilient Regions Association, a neutral and independent arena for collaboration on urban resilience, addressing societal challenges involving politicians, the industry, the private and public sector as well as the academia. Previously she has been working with cluster strategy and innovation at the Regional Development Agency is Southern Sweden.
Senior Strategist Climate Adaptation and Resilience, City of Malmö
Magnus Qvant, Senior Strategist Climate Adaptation and Resilience, City of Malmö
Magnus Qvant has ten years of working experience at executive level in the field of urban resilience and is co-founder of Nordic Urban Resilience Institute. He has also more than 20 years of experience in training and practice in civil security and emergency management, both nationally and internationally. Magnus Qvant is also the Secretary- General of Resilient Regions Association, a neutral and independent arena for collaboration on Urban Resilience, addressing societal challenges involving politicians, the industry, the private and public sector as well as the academia.
Project Manager, UNDP
Olena Tarasova-Krasiieva, Project Manager, UNDP
Olena Tarasova-Krasiieva has over 15 years of experience of working with biodiversity conservation as an expert and as a manager. She used to work at WWF Ukraine for seven years, four years of which as a Managing Director. Olena has extensive experience conducting analyses and reviews commissioned by the governments of USA, Ukraine, as a Biodiversity Conservation and Policy Consultant. Mrs Tarasova-Krasiieva has two Master’s degrees in Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies from Imperial College London and National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Currently, Mrs. Olena Tarasova-Krasiieva is a Project Manager at Environment&Energy Portfolio at UNDP Ukraine.