Reconstruction of Ukraine: why it should not be delayed until victory

Reconstruction of Ukraine: why it should not be delayed until victory

“Economichna Pravda” announces the conference “Reconstruction of Ukraine: why it should not be postponed until victory.” During the discourse, journalists, together with officials and representatives of international financial structures, will discuss urgent challenges in the reconstruction of the country.

The conversation will touch on the issues of the priority of reconstruction in Ukraine in the long term, who should be involved in reconstruction – the state, business or communities, where to find appropriate funding and a number of other important issues.

You can buy tickets with the link. The planned date of the event is April 22, 2024 (Monday). Start at 16:00.

More about the event:

Although a lot has already been said about it, the reconstruction of the country is not only about what needs to be done after victory. Even now, the country needs support for projects to restore energy, housing, critical and social infrastructure, basic services for the most vulnerable population, and demining. Not to mention the restoration of facilities on which the combat effectiveness of the army directly depends.

Ukraine’s needs for reconstruction and recovery are estimated by the World Bank at an unprecedented 485 billion dollars. It is obvious that the need for financing currently significantly exceeds the capacity of the available financing sources for Ukraine. Accordingly, it is necessary to set priorities carefully and strategically – what is the priority for Ukraine in the long term? Who should be involved in recovery – the state, business or communities? Who should make key decisions on reconstruction? How to make this process as transparent and understandable as possible for everyone who may be involved in it – from donors and key state bodies to ordinary Ukrainians who will live here?

In 2022, there was a concept of a quick victory and the start of global reconstruction. Now the situation has changed – it is necessary to restore here and now, constantly. The question: where to rebuild – where people lived before, where people are now, or where we predict they will live and work in the future? What will happen to large industrial facilities, how does business rebuild or create new infrastructure?

Conference program:

16:10 – 16:40. Introductory discourse. “Focus of reconstruction”.

The problems of war-affected regions are not limited to destroyed housing and infrastructure facilities. What should be focused on and what should not be postponed until victory? Chief editor Sevgil Musaeva’s conversation with the Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction, Minister of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.

16.50 – 18.00. Panel 1. Housing reconstruction.

‍Which of the programs for the reconstruction of destroyed housing are working, what are the successful projects, are the control systems for reconstruction working (results), what are our priorities in reconstruction, where the help of international partners may be needed in the future, who should be involved in reconstruction – the state, business or communities, what is missing and what is not working.

Moderator: Dmytro Denkov. Speakers: Olena Shulyak, Gevorg Sarkisyan, Oleksandr Markushyn.

18.00 – 18.30. Break, networking.

18.30-19.20. Panel 2. Sources for rebuilding.

What resource does Ukraine have for reconstruction today, what are the main sources, is it possible to expand funding in the future, what can Ukraine count on, and what legal avenues are businesses seeking to compensate for losses and reconstruction.

Speakers: Oleksandr Azarkhin, Matteo Patrone, Jean Eric de Zagon, Ole Egberg Mikkelsen, Iryna Mudra.

19.20 – 19.30. Video message by Penny Sue Pritzker.

Penny Pritzker, US Special Representative for Economic Recovery of Ukraine

19.30 – 20.40. Panel 3. Reconstruction of infrastructure.

What is the state and business focusing on in the restoration of infrastructure objects, what was created during the great war, what role does it play, and what should be focused on in the future.

Moderator: Volodymyr Landa. Speakers: Mustafa Nayem, Yuriy Vaskov, Tatyana Skrypka.

You can find out more about the speakers and the conference program at the link.

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