Following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, our country faced many daunting challenges. During 2022, Ukraine had to demonstrate its resilience both on the battlefield and in supporting its citizens who lost their homes or jobs, as well as in implementing reforms to push the country forward. At the “Onwards and Upwards: Reforming Ukraine During the War” conference organized by analytical platform VoxUkraine with support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), we will explore how we managed to cope with these tasks, look at success stories that need scaling up, and draw valuable lessons from our experiences.
The event scheduled on May 19th, 2023 will bring together Ukrainian and foreign government officials, civil servants, business leaders, experts, and representatives of civil society to foster a productive discussion and exchange of insights and experiences.
Among the speakers are Roman Kachur, Ukraine’s representative at the World Bank; Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, former president of Croatia; Mustafa Nayyem, Head of the Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development; Ivan Miklos, former Finance Minister of Slovakia and adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, and other well-known professionals.
To participate in the event, please register at forms.gle and receive confirmation of participation from the organizers.
During the event simultaneous translation in Ukrainian and English will be available.
Title: Conference “Onwards and Upwards: Reforming Ukraine During the War“
Audience: expert community, policymakers, journalists, businesses, media
Number of guests: 100-150 people
Topics discussed: Implementing reforms during wartime; success stories and failures.
Outcomes: conclusions: which regulations and practices can be left as they are, which should be further developed, and which must be abandoned so that Ukraine can quickly recover and grow after the active phase of war is over
Date and time: May 19, Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:50 p.m.
Venue: Kyiv, Radisson Blu Hotel, 22 Yaroslaviv val street.
The host of the conference: Yarema Dukh, communications expert
Information partners of the event: Media center Ukraine, internet media Vechir, SPEKA, thePage, Hromadske radio, EU Anti-Corruption Initiative
|9:00 – 9:30 Registration of participants, welcome coffee|
|9:30 – 9:40 Welcome address by Maksym Skubenko, CEO of NGO VoxUkraine 9:40 – 9:50 Welcome address by Yehor Hryhorenko, Partner, Head of Consulting and Risk Advisory practices at Deloitte Ukraine, member of the Supervisory Board of VoxUkraine9:50 – 10:00 Welcome address by The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) (TBC)|
|Block 1. Dark dawn. Can a crisis be a teacher?|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Kseniia Alekankina, Reform Index project leader, VoxUkraine|
|10:20 – 11:15 Panel discussion “Resilience. Taming the fire”Participants:
Moderator: Boris Davidenko, editor-in-chief at Forbes, member of the Supervisory Board of Vox Ukraine
|11:15. – 12:10 Panel discussion “Communities matter”
Moderator: Myroslava Savisko, Kyiv School of Economics
|12:10 – 12:25 Coffee break|
|Block 2. Challenge has been accepted|
|12:25 – 13:05 Open interview “New approaches to social protection”Guests:
Interviewer: Iryna Andreitsiv, editor-in-chief of the thematic media department of the ABO Local Media Development Agency
|13:05 – 14:00 Panel discussion “Ukrainian Atlases. Holding the economy on their shoulders”
Moderator: Oksana Kuziakiv, Institute of Economic Research and Policy Consulting
|14:00 -14:30 Lunch|
|14:30 – 15:35 Panel discussion “Through the war. Whom the health care system helped”
Moderator: Anastasiia Ivantsova, communications director at VoxUkraine
|Block 3. Forward and Upward|
|15:35 – 16:05 Online presentation Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovich, President of Croatia (2015-2020), “Time of Formation: Lessons from Croatia for Ukraine” (online)|
|16:05 – 16:45 Open interview “European Integration and Reconstruction”Guest:
Interviewer: Dmytro Goriunov, Senior economist, Centre for Economic Strategy.
|17:00 – 17:55 Panel discussion “Signposts on the road to reconstruction”
Moderator: Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, member of the supervisory board of Vox Ukraine
|17:55 – 18:50 Panel discussion “Integrity reconstruction. Look inside”
Moderator: Olha Atamanova, strategic director of Mediacenter Ukraine, general director of the communications agency Core agency
|18:50 – 19:00 Closing remarks, Svitlana Slipchenko, head of the VoxCheck project, VoxUkraine|
|19:00 – 19:30 Сoffee, conversations||19:00 – 19:50 Dinner for the speakers|
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