Personal democratization: how Ukraine becomes more democratic with the help of civic tech

Do you still think that it is difficult for ordinary citizens to influence democracy development in Ukraine? Then you should definitely discover new opportunities offered by civic tech.

But what does “civic tech” actually mean? And how does it influence the citizen’s access to decision-making in Ukraine? We share the most interesting insights dedicated to civil tech shared during the Personal Democracy Forum.

NADS and UNDP unite efforts to reform public administration

On 29 October 2018 in Kyiv the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service and UNDP Ukraine was signed.

Ukraine: How Authorities and Activists Unite to Aid Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Merezhka (Network) shelter for women who have suffered from domestic violence in Cherkasy, in central Ukraine, has been uninhabitable in the cold winter months. Now the city council has allocated UAH 856,168 (about $31,000) for the renovation of its roof and installation of a heating system. What is more, Cherkasy Oblast Administration will support the women by providing social adaptation services.

How to find, engage and motivate volunteers to join activities of civil society organization?

On October 10, 2018 in Kyiv, 12 representatives from CSO-hubs learnt about volunteer management in the civil society organizations’ activities at the training, based on an adapted manual on volunteer management, developed by UNV and Ukrainian Volunteer Service with the UNDP support.

"All about sanctions against Russia: is there a plan B for Ukraine?"

How to overcome impunity and human rights violations in the context of Russian aggression and the wider context, was is focus of today's meeting of human rights club with a theme "All about sanctions against Russia: is there a plan B for Ukraine?"

Legal Development Network and the CSO-Hubs Network will prepare a shadow report on ICCPR

12 representatives of the Legal Development Network and the CSO-Hubs Network learn of the necessary methods to write a shadow report on Ukraine’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Training was held by the experts from Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union with UNDP support on October 1-2, 2018 in Kyiv.