“A FORMULA, WHICH WE WILL FIND IN CORRELATION BETWEEN NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS – IS THE FORMULA OF COLLABORATION AND ARRANGEMENT OF INTERACTION INSIDE”,- V. CHERNYSH IN FRAMES OF THE SEMINAR “COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR RESILIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT”
The Dialogue Series “Collaborative Leadership for Resilience and Development” supported by the World Bank in frames of the Ukraine Multi-Partner Trust Fund functioning, with the participation of the Prime Minister of Greece 2009-2011 George Papandreou, started in Kyiv today.
Also, the Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Vadym Chernysh, the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleksandr Saienko, the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine Roman Vashchuk, the state secretaries of central authorities, representatives of ministries, local authorities and local self-government authorities took part in the seminar.
“Ukraine: Collaborative Leadership for Resilience and Development”- is the launch of a new high-level dialogue platform to promote communication, develop a strategy and joint action between different departments to overcome the crisis that outbroke as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in the East of Ukraine, as well as the development of a single plan of activities to promote economic recovery and development of Ukraine.
George Papandreou, the former Prime Minister of Greece, in his speech shared the lessons and experience of leadership in cooperation during the crisis and the transition period with the seminar participants: "I am from Greece, we also had many conflicts, civil wars, and, not least, the financial crisis that we had to endure. There is some experience as we passed through such periods of our history, and there are things that we can share. In fact, I did not come to impose my experience, but to discuss these issues because ultimately Ukrainian citizens themselves should find their solution based on the obtained experience, choose the path that will be the best for them, the one that will suit them the most."
"A lot of donor organizations, different stakeholders are investing in this process, but very often there are not enough strategies for seeing the future - how this region should develop. And even when such things are discussed, one ministry can not cope with it, the dialogue, the broad discussion are needed, which will include the maximum number of ministries, departments and the representatives of authorities, "said the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen.
In frames of the seminar, the participants discussed the prospective of creating conditions for socio-economic recovery in the east of Ukraine and also analyzed the results of common work in this direction during the last four years. In general, a series of such seminars is planned, to help unite the efforts of central executive authorities and local authorities in finding and working out joint decisions for the recovery and improvement of socio-economic environment in the east of Ukraine.