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Online training "UTC Energy Sustainability and Support for Women's Leadership"
Online training "UTC Energy Sustainability and Support for Women's Leadership"
10 Dec 2020 19:43
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Online training "UTC Energy Sustainability and Support for Women's Leadership"

Margarita SlobodianSocial media, strategic planning, research market

On December 2-4, 2020, the Security Expert Center - Ukraine, with the support of the USAID Energy Security Project, conducted the second online training "UTC Energy Sustainability and Support for Women's Leadership".

18 OTGs (24 participants) from 5 regions joined the training: Mykolayiv (Bashtan city UTC, Berezan village UTC, Kobliv village UTC, Voskresensk village UTC), Donetsk (Bakhmut city UTC, Ukrainian). ), Luhansk (Bilokurakin village UTC), Sumy (Chernechchyna village UTC, Shostka city UTC, Stepanivka village UTC), Zaporizhia (Berdyansk city UTC, Bilmat village village UTC, Chernihiv village UTC, Shirokivska village) regions.


For three days, participants actively discussed issues of energy self-sufficiency, which are extremely important for communities today, as well as the role and involvement of women in local decision-making, especially in energy projects.


From Olga Zeleyuk, co-founder of the Ukrainian Center for Harmony, a certified coach on conflict resolution and leadership development, participants learned about "Applied Aspects of Women's Leadership." Participants also gained practical skills and gained experience that is important for every woman leader - communication and conflict resolution skills and discussed the challenges of women's leadership in the field of energy.


Natalia Slobodyan, an expert on international cooperation and technical assistance in the energy sector, in her presentation "National and international programs to support local energy projects" shared with UTC representatives information about opportunities to join international grant programs, create consortia with foreign colleagues and communities. support from international donors.


From the speech of Oleg Savitsky, expert on climate and environmental policy, co-founder of the NGO "Ecodia" - "From sustainable energy development action plans to road maps and real measures: how to implement an integrated climate and energy policy on the ground" related to the need to modernize infrastructure in the context of climate change, modern approaches to integrated infrastructure planning and the role of Action Plans for Sustainable Energy Development and Climate as an applied tool for integrated energy and climate policy on the ground.


During the speech of Andriy Chubyk, expert on sustainable energy development policy "Assessment of energy potential of communities", the participants expanded their knowledge about the energy potential available to UTC, ways to use and develop it.



In her presentation "Energy Efficiency: The Basis of Community Success" Yevhenia Nesterenko, Energy Expert (Security Expert Center - Ukraine) helped the participants to raise awareness of energy efficiency programs and financial opportunities for each of the UTCs.


In a joint speech "Legal framework for consumer protection in the energy sector" Yulia Usenko, co-founder and head of the All-Ukrainian Agency for Investment and Sustainable Development and Iryna Ptashnyk, lawyer of the EU technical project "Improvement of legislation, control and awareness of food safety, health and welfare animals in Ukraine ”focused the participants' attention on energy literacy and awareness of the role of conscious consumption in communities. During the training, participants received step-by-step actions to protect the interests of consumers in the fields of energy and utilities within the current legislation of Ukraine.


The invited speakers joined the training - Vyacheslav Movchan, a representative of UK Engineering and Ima Khrenova-Shymkina, Deputy Director of the project "Reforms in the field of energy efficiency in Ukraine" Giz. The invited guests presented project opportunities for energy development on the ground.