Improved ability of SMEs to access new markets

Strengthen communities and innovative market-based solutions at a local level

Solving social problems in community by providing accessible capital, coaching and mentoring

Developing of a new generation of leaders who will transform Ukraine and Moldova

Western NIS Enterprise Fund

TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE IN UKRAINE AND MOLDOVA

Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $150 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with more than two decades of successful experience in investing in small and medium-sized companies. WNISEF was funded by the U.S. government via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since its inception, WNISEF’s cumulative investments total over $186 million to 130 companies employing around 26,000 people and made it possible to unlock $1.8 billion for companies in Ukraine and Moldova.

In 2015 WNISEF has launched a $35 million legacy program focused on export promotion, local economic development, impact investing and economic leadership.

Mission

WNISEF is funding innovative, high-impact, reform focused programs and aims to support Ukraine and Moldova at this critical period by developing sound economic policy and leadership.

Governance

WNISEF is governed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of leading representatives of the U.S. business community. WNISEF was established by the U.S. Congress and funded by the U.S. government via USAID.

We believe that these funds will be the catalyst that will expedite the transformative process and cement its results for the longer term – until ordinary people feel a tangible impact on their lives and join the ranks of reformers.

Jaroslawa Zelinsky Johnson

President and CEO of Western NIS Enterprise Fund

News

«Eurointegration: the Power of Opportunities» – results of the information campaign summarized

July 02, 2019

The Government House hosted an event to sum up the results of the information campaign «Eurointegration: the Power of Opportunities». The campaign, which lasted for over a year, was launched and implemented by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine with the support of a number of partners. It aimed to clarify and popularize the practical advantages and opportunities that Ukrainians already have or will soon obtain as a result of the European integration policy of Ukraine.

WNISEF and CANactions School choose the winners of the DREAMactions 3.0 Small Grants Competition

June 25, 2019

From the 1st of April to the 31st of May 2019, amalgamated territorial communities from 23 regions of Ukraine submitted 182 applications to the DREAMactions 3.0 Small Grants Competition. Among those 182 applications, 65 are from the rural communities, 56 are from the settlement and 59 are from the urban communities. WNISEF and CANactions School, the organizers of the competition, chose the winners.

Technovation Ukraine Regional Pitch Event 2019

June 10, 2019

Eighty Ukrainian schoolgirls created social impact mobile apps to compete for a trip to San Francisco

June 04, 2019

On June 1, the PeremohaSpace coworking hosted 21 teams of girls aged 10-18, coming from 21 Ukrainian cities to pitch their projects at the Regional Technovation Challenge 2019, a global IT education program for teenage girls.

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Technovation Ukraine Regional Pitch Event 2019

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WNISEF Economic Leadership Program. April 2019

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Ukrainian Leadership Academy

The Ukrainian Leadership Academy, a program of community and individual development, taught recent high school graduates the importance of socially responsible leadership, national and personal identity, and provided the training – physical, psychological and communicational, and intellectual – necessary to unlock their country’s potential from within.