Schoolgirls create 29 mobile apps to change UkraineMay 14, 2018
On May 12, 2018 the Sikorsky Challenge startup school of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute hosted Regional Pitch Event of the Technovation Challenge, an international IT education program for schoolgirls. Twenty-nine teams of girls aged 10-18 years from 37 cities of Ukraine presented their products – 29 mobile applications, aimed to change Ukraine.
‘’Million Worth Community’’: Western NIS Enterprise Fund grants UAH 1 million to the Pechenizhyn CommunityMarch 14, 2018
“1 + 1” sets up the finale of the first Ukrainian business-social reality TV show “Million Worth Community”. At the show, 5 united territorial communities (UTC) contended for UAH 1 million grant from the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) by developing projects to improve life in the regions. Consequently, the Pechenizhyn UTC came out on top, having developed a raspberry shock-freezing project.
SERHII MORHUNOV WINS THE “INNOVATIVE MAYOR 2017” RATINGJanuary 30, 2018
The NGO-HUB hosts the “Innovative Mayor 2017” Award ceremony. The rating founders Jaroslawa Johnson, President and CEO of the Western NIS Enterprise Fund, and Iryna Ozymok, Founder of the International Mayors Summit, and the WNISEF’s Local Economic Development Program Manager handed the award to the Mayor Serhii Morhunov. They pointed out, that many innovative ideas in the city’s environment, economics, administrative services, energy efficiency, etc. were successfully implemented in Vinnytsia. All these projects make life of the citizens more comfortable.
Self-reinvention: the Mayor of Khmelnytskyi becomes a yard-keeper, and the Mayor of Chernivtsi hits off a trolleybus check-takerJanuary 29, 2018
The Mayors of Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr, Chernivtsi, Dolyna, Trostianets and Glukhiv joined the special project “Undercover Mayor” and lived one day as ordinary citizens. Six city leaders dared to disguise and dive into the crowd to find out the people’s opinion regarding the mayor’s office work.
“Million Worth Community” airs on 1+1: TV-presenters announcedJanuary 25, 2018
On January 28, at 9.50 am the 1+1 TV channel kicks off a new business-social reality show “Million Worth Community”, where united Ukrainian territorial communities will contend for UAH 1 million investment from the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) by creating projects to improve life in the regions.
International Mayors Summit Started in KyivNovember 28, 2017
The International Mayors Summit, organized by the Western NIS Enterprise Fund, kicks off in Kyiv. More than 150 Ukrainian mayors and local government leaders from eight countries gathered to share their experience in introducing innovations.
Teсhnovation Challenge, a global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls started its new season in UkraineNovember 03, 2017
The Innovation Park Unit.City hosted the kick-off session of the tech entrepreneurship competition for schoolgirls and the discussion of technical opportunities for girls in Ukraine. Ukraine joined the program in 2017 and has already seen 15 teams of girls making mobile apps for solving issues in the Ukrainian cities. The project in Ukraine is supported by the Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Peace Corps.
Prince of the Netherlands will attend the International Mayors Summit in KyivOctober 12, 2017
On November 28-29, 2017 Kyiv will host the International Mayors Summit. This forum will be held for the second time, covering the innovations and their urban impact. More than 100 Ukrainian mayors, foreign experts and local government leaders from Canada, Israel, Slovakia, Brazil, Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands are expected to attend the Summit. The Netherlands will show a star turn of the event with StartupAmsterdam as its official partner (an organization that focuses on Amsterdam city development) and Prince Constantijn, the younger brother of the King of the Netherlands, as the honorary guest.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund supports public procurement reform in MoldovaSeptember 07, 2017
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Moldova, WNISEF, EBRD and 5 local NGOs sign Memorandum on Cooperation on the implementation of a transparent and efficient Public Procurement System in Moldova, called MTender. The project is also supported by EBRD, EU and Transparency International.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine will patronize the International Mayors SummitAugust 29, 2017
Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Ukraine and with support of the Mayor of Kyiv the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) pulls off an international event, where Ukrainian mayors and their foreign colleagues will share their best practices