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Ukrainian NGO Forum ’15
Date: October 07, 2015.
Place: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.

08:00 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome remarks

  • Volodymyr Bugrov • Deputy Rector, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
  • Kateryna Sivakova • Executive Director, Actions First Foundation

09:30 – 11:00 Panel discussion І. NGOs that support reforms in UA


  • NGO initiatives for reforms support and investments attraction increase
  • Communication and interaction with international donors
  • How to coordinate with donors?
  • How to attract volunteers and to maintain their motivation?
  • How to interact with media?


  • Ilona Sologub • Research Associate, Kyiv School of Economics; Editor, VoxUkraine


  • Yevhen Bystrytsky • Executive Director, Renaissance Foundation
  • Andriy Dligach • Co-founder Ukrainian Venture Hub, CEO Advanter Group
  • Oleg Protsenko • Project Manager, Agriculture Reform, National Reforms Council; Co-Founder, AgroReforms.UA
  • Artem Myrhorodskyi • Head of Secretariat, RPR
  • Dan Pasko • Co-founder, EasyBusiness

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Panel discussion IІ. Available financing sources for the NGO initiatives in Ukraine: challenges and opportunities


  • Available financing
  • Legal obstacles
  • Consolidation opportunities
  • Connection with government authorities
  • Cooperation between corporate business and NGOs

Welcome remarks:

  • H.E. Eliav Bielotserkovskiy • Ambassador of the State of Israel in Ukraine


  • Olena Tregub • Director, International Technical Assistance Coordination and Cooperation with IFIs, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine


  • Colombe De Mercey • Sector Manager for civil society and media, EU Delegation to Ukraine
  • Vyacheslav Klimov • Co-owner, Nova Poshta
  • Dzvenislava Chajkivska • Lobby Projects Chair, Caritas Ukraine
  • Brian Fink • Programs and Strategies Coordination Director, USAID mission in Ukraine
  • Alexandra Chuvakova • Social Programs Coordinator, Microsoft Ukraine

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch


14:30 – 16:00 Panel discussion ІІI. Perspectives of educational and scientific development in Ukraine: NGOs as a driving force for change


  • Supply and demand for Ukrainian university graduates on the job market
  • Available government support for educational reform in the NGO platforms for educational reform facilitation
  • Development of IT sphere in Ukraine. Attracting of young professionals
  • New technologies and innovations in education. Solutions, projects, prospects, international practices and standards


  • Natalia Gnylyts’ka • CSR Manager, SCM


  • Elizabeth Solovyova • First Secretary Commercial Attaché, Embassy of the State of Israel in Ukraine
  • Oleksandra Borodiyenko • Expert, PhD, Educational Cluster, Ukrainian Venture Hub
  • Oleksandr Stryzhak • Dr. Hab., Ass. Prof. Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information Space, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Olga Yankovs’ka • Educational Programs Сoordinatior, CSR Development Centre
  • Andrey Pivovarov • CEO, GoIT

14:30 – 16:00. Panel discussion ІV. Unique volunteering experience in Donbass conflict


  • Challenges and positive examples of social integration of IDPs from the east and Crimea: the experience of volunteers and benefactors
  • To help or not in the area of ATU: how to combine humanity, international standards of humanitarian assistance and military-political interests of Ukraine?
  • Internally displaced persons through the eyes of the media: how to make media tool to combat xenophobia and build a tolerant society?


  • Anna Gulevska-Chernysh • CEO, Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum


  • Nino Zhvania • Coordinator, NGO Forum
  • Oleksandr Horbatko • Coordinator, Donbass SOS
  • Tamila Tasheva • Coordinator, Krym SOS
  • Anna Bygdan • Chairman, Ukrainian Morning NGO
  • Natalia Tsvetkova • Project Coordinator, ICF “Ukrainian Foundation of Public Health”

14:30 – 16:00 Panel discussion V. Children and retired people NGO initiatives


  • Charitable initiatives in support of the elderly
  • Issues of children’s funds support
  • Ohmatdyt – challenges, perspectives, success stories


  • Oleksiy Sinitsyn • Vice Chairman, Philosophy of the Heart NGO 


  • Galyna Poliakova • Executive Director, Age Care Ukraine
  • Irina Litovchenko • Co-founder,
  • Iryna Slavinska • President, «Association of Young donors Ukraine»
  • Nadiya Levchenko • Head, Coordination Centre Centre ATO

16:00 – 18:00 NGO projects presentations


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