Civic Education in Ukraine


13 September 2019

The Second meeting of UNDP civic activists’ concerning online training on sustainable development

On September 11, 2019, the second meeting of civic activists of the UNDP “Online Training for Sustainable Development” project was held in the Urban Space 500 in Kyiv. This time there were the following working groups: Biosphere – Society – Economics. The participants discussed the online course program draft on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

There are 7 key challenges that civic activists considered as a major obstacle to achieving sustainable development goals in Ukraine:

  1. Irresponsible production and unconscious consumption
  2. Low level of awareness of personal responsibility of the Sustainable Development Goals
  3. Low awareness of the sustainable development in general
  4. Human rights violations
  5. Low quality of life in communities
  6. Destruction of ecosystems (land, water resources)
  7. Corruption

Ways of overcoming these challenges will be highlighted in the online course program offered by activists and presented in lectures, cases, and applied tools.

In a few months, the new online course that takes into account the interests of all stakeholders will be published on – the online platform of free civic education of the NGO OUM, which is the main partner of this course development.

The United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) Online Sustainable Learning Project aims to improve access to education for Sustainable Development Goals by public officials, business leaders and civic activists, awareness of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and also present it at national, regional and local levels. The project is being implemented by UNDP with the financial support of the German Government through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Claudia Shevelyuk, National Advisor to UNDP on Online Education for Sustainable Development

Representatives of public and educational organizations.