We are pleased to invite you to join the Ukraine launch of the Mayors for Economic Growth Facility on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 10:30 (Kyiv time, GMT+3). The EU in partnership with UNDP will work closely with local authorities and a diverse set of partners in the Eastern Partnership countries to promote inclusive economic growth and innovation in secondary cities. 

Share inspiring and emergent thought and practice on addressing the complex challenges faced by secondary cities in Eastern Partnership countries.Introduce the Mayors for Economic Growth Facility (2021-2024).


Ms. Dafina Gercheva, UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine.
Mr. Ivan Lukerya, Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories Development (TBC).
Ms. Chloé Allio, Head of Section Operations – Economic Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure and Environment, EU Delegation to Ukraine.

Thoughts, practice & learning:
Mr. Gorka Espiau, Director at the Agirre Center for Social and Political Studies (University of the Basque Country) .
Ms. Lejla Sadiku, Innovation Team Leader, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia –
Mr. Oleksandr Kobzarev, Chief Officer, Institute of City, Lviv, Ukraine
Mr. Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Regional Development Programme Manager, UNDP Ukraine.

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