Inclusive Recovery

Recently, Inclusive Recovery and Reconstruction Conference was held in Kyiv. The event was aimed at proposing ideas for inclusive recovery and reconstruction, and serving as a platform for finding optimal solutions, considering the perspectives of different groups and regions of Ukraine. This approach ensures equal and transparent processes in planning, implementation, and monitoring.

The conference was also joined by the Foundation’s experts – Ilona Khmeleva, Lesia Luchkovska, and Oleksandra Radchenko. Our colleagues prepared a “background paper” on inclusive governance and digitalization and presented it to the participants of the event. The main recommendations were related to:

  • Updates to the governance system – a more open system of public decision-making; involvement of the public in discussions and development of public policies; and improvement of parliamentarism.
  • Inclusive control – strengthening public control and enhancing approaches to parliamentary oversight.
  • Inclusive diplomacy – strengthening parliamentary diplomacy.
  • Digitalization and e-democracy – digitalization as a tool for strengthening democracy; post-war rebuilding with the use of e-democracy tools.
  • Institutionalization of civil society – seeking new formats of interaction between civil society; institutional advancement of civil society organizations.

In addition to our colleagues, the conference was attended by representatives of the public sector, government, international organizations, local and national recovery/reconstruction experts, and Folke Bernadotte Academy consultants, including Brian Bravati and Mark Mueller. In addition to inclusive governance and digitalization, they debated on judicial systems in times of war, gender sensitivity, integration of veterans, multi-level stakeholder coordination, and human-centered transitional justice.

The two-day conference in Kyiv is part of the Inclusive Recovery and Reconstruction project funded by the Swedish government organization Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA). Later, the event will be held in Sweden and Germany, where Stockholm and Berlin will take over the baton.

The conference was initiated and organized by the Ukrainian Community of Dialogue Practitioners and the Rule of Law network of organization: FAMA Sociological Agency, Center for Security Studies CENSS, the All-Ukrainian Association of Women Judges, the Civic Center for Legal Initiatives, and East Europe Foundation.