Under the slogan "Women's leadership for the protection of the environment and sustainable development", a Forum was held in Kyiv on June 15, at which 100 women from all over Ukraine received Green Heart Leader Award. The purpose of the Forum is to present examples of women's leadership in difficult times, to draw attention to the great responsibility of those who have the courage to lead, move the environmental agenda and help people.
GEF SGP team in Ukraine announces the launch of Crowdfunding Campaign SAVEducation in Irpin. This initiative aims to restore educational institutions, equip shelters and organize a quality educational process for the children of the Irpin community.
In January 2015, Mr. Neal Walker, UN Resident Representative/UNDP Resident Coordinator in Ukraine, visited local communities in Zhytomyr region to review the progress of the GEF SGP projects.
Mr. Walker met with Mr. Oleksander Potienko, Head of Lutivka village council, GEF SGP National Steering Committee members and representatives of local community where he learned about GEF SGP project promoting energy efficiency. During the meeting, Mr. Potienko thanked UNDP and GEF SGP for supporting the project, which introduced energy efficiency practices at the community level through reconstruction and insulation of Lutivka village club. "We have a common goal to help people improve their lives and develop local infrastructure by implementing energy efficiency projects at the local level. I am impressed by your dedication and approach to the implementation of the socio-economic developments in the village. Your approach are the key to the success of this process" underlined Mr. Walker.