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Ukraine recovery should be based on development of territorial communities, innovations, involvement of professional domestic community – results of ESUR forum

Ukraine’s recovery should be based on the development of territorial communities, innovations and the involvement of a professional domestic community, President of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine Artem Honcharenko has said, commenting on the results of the Effective Solutions of Ukraine’s Rebuild (ESUR) forum held in Kyiv.
“The plan for Ukraine’s recovery should include not only the restoration of destroyed facilities, but also the development of united territorial communities, the development of infrastructure. Today, according to estimates, more than $235 billion is already needed for recovery. And this is without taking into account the elimination of the consequences caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. One of the options how to quickly rebuild everything that has been destroyed is to attract investments to Ukraine from international corporations. It is high financial performance that can accelerate our victory and lead to the defeat of the enemy,” Honcharenko said.
As part of the ESUR Forum, panel discussions, master classes and practical trainings were held, where experts from various industries shared their knowledge and experience. The theme of the event included a wide range of issues, including economic recovery, education and healthcare reform, sustainable and green development, technological innovation and much more. Working groups have been established to work on developing specific strategies and recommendations in different areas.
During the forum, the latest domestic developments were demonstrated to speed up the recovery. For example, Reynaers Aluminum CEO Andriy Dudar presented a new Ukrainian-Belgian SUNRISE system solution, developed by graduates of the Kyiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Belgian engineers. According to Dudar, more than 1,000 square meters have already been restored thanks to various Reynaers windows and doors systems in public and social infrastructure.
“Reynaers Aluminum resumed its work in Ukraine from April 5, 2022 to continue providing a full range of its services to everyone. The company has developed special system solutions for the renovation and restoration of Ukraine, namely for windows, doors and facades. The main advantages of Reynaers Aluminum include a local warehouse that allows you to have a stock of everything you need to start fulfilling an order, quality control ensures compliance with all standards and a long warranty period – up to 10 years,” said Rodion Losev, head of the Reynaers Aluminum department.
For the active and large-scale implementation of Sunrise during ESUR, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between KNUBA and Reynaers Aluminum in Ukraine.
KNUBA Vice-Rector for Research on Innovative Development Oleksandr Kovalchuk supplemented the example of synergy between a university and a manufacturer with a story about other KNUBA opportunities for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.
Another representative of KNUBA, Head of the Department of Environmental Protection and Labor Protection Technologies Tetiana Tkachenko, in her report paid maximum attention to the damage and consequences caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP.
“Green structures represent an energy-efficient biotechnology that can (partially) compensate for the damage from the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and contribute to the stable development of the country by increasing energy efficiency, achieving energy independence, as well as improving the environment and improving health,” Tkachenko said.
Oleksandr Pavlov, Chairman of the Ukraine-Israel Business Council, spoke about the realities of recovery, analyzed the sources of investment and reports on the funds spent. “Ukraine should already be working on improving the investment climate,” Pavlov said.
The ESUR Forum aimed to bring together experts from various industries to jointly develop realistic and feasible strategies for the country’s recovery. The event was a unique opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, as well as build valuable partnerships for further joint work.
This is the first forum in Ukraine on this topic, it opens a series of forums and events in this area, which will be held throughout Ukraine, as well as beyond its borders. The ESUR Forum is open to partnerships with media, bloggers and journalists.
The results and all materials of the forum are presented on the website

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Acino became a partner of the Mobile Hospitals for Victory project

The Swiss pharmaceutical company Acino has become a partner in a project to provide the frontline area and destroyed hospitals in the regions with state-of-the-art mobile hospitals to provide emergency care to the wounded.

Acino shipped 1600 packages of medicines from its own product portfolio to the pilot medical complex on wheels for a total of UAH 150 thousand. In particular, these are drugs used in neurology, psychiatry, cardiology and therapy.

The project was initiated by the Charitable Foundation for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine, which plans to purchase 52 mobile hospitals. The cost of one such medical complex on wheels is 240 thousand euros. In total, 14 organizations both in Ukraine and abroad have joined the project.

The company plans to provide medicines to the next mobile hospitals within the framework of this project. This was stated by Yevhen Zaika, CEO of Acino in Ukraine, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pharma Start, during the presentation of the project at the end of 2022 at the Parkovy Exhibition and Convention Center, Kyiv.

A mobile hospital is a specialized development that is a full-fledged hospital on wheels, equipped with the most modern medical equipment:

  • reception area – hydraulic examination couch, battery-operated examination lamps on wheels, ophthalmoscope, instrument table, and bins;
  • Laboratory – an autoclave, a blood centrifuge, a urine centrifuge, a freezer, an examination couch, an examination lamp, an electronic glucometer, a hematology analyzer, a hemoglobinometer, a heat sealer for sterilizing bags, a microscope, a commercial refrigerator;
  • X-ray room – X-ray table, X-ray and ultrasound machines, protective equipment, X-ray viewing boxes;
  • operating room – stationary defibrillator, diathermy apparatus, portable infusion pumps, instrument tables, laryngoscope, operating table, lamps for shadowless light with batteries, aspiration pump, anesthesia machine, garbage cans, adjustable stool with wall, resuscitation trolley;
  • technical room, toilet and shower.

The mobile hospital has increased cross-country ability and its own generator, which allows it to operate completely autonomously. Two teams of medics can work in the mobile hospital at the same time and can save up to 100 lives a day, based on the “golden hour” principle. If necessary and subject to sufficient medical staffing, the hospital can provide care to more patients.

Acino has been supporting the people and the state since the first days of the full-scale war. Since February 24, the company has donated over UAH 67 million for humanitarian purposes. This includes more than 200 thousand packs of medicines to hospitals and hospitals and more than UAH 8 million to support the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and charitable organizations. At the beginning of 2023, Acino was recognized by the President of Ukraine for supporting Ukraine and the Ukrainian people at a crucial moment.

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Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine and KNUBA handed over new jeep to defenders of Ukraine

On Thursday, July 14, the president of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine Artem Goncharenko, the head of Kontramarka Help Oleksandr Poryadchenko and the rector of KNUBA Petro Kulikov handed over a 4×4 jeep to the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, among whom are university employees. This is a contribution to the logistical support of the military unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Artem Goncharenko, president of the Reconstruction and Development Fund of Ukraine, noted that only in support is the strength of unity. Colleagues and comrades in the rear should support their brothers at the front. “We are strong together, we in KNUBA are not only rebuilding Ukraine, but also created the International Construction Fund “Ukraine”, which is already starting housing construction projects for “War Heroes”, and today we supported our colleagues by providing them with a car.”

“Choosing a car, looking at a bunch of options, and finding this one, bargaining for it and talking to the owner in Europe, I realized that the former owner really wants a faster victory for our country, he even left the icons. While driving the car to our guys, I thought about the fastest victory and how we at Kontramarka Help can still help, and the feeling of driving was like driving a tank-supercar,” Oleksandr Poryadchenko commented on the gift.

Rector Petro Kulikov made a speech to the military and volunteers: “Each of us is a cog in a big machine that is aimed at victory, everyone tries to help, together we collect and coordinate assistance to the Armed Forces, and not only in the construction direction.”

We believe in our own strength and continue to build our future together. Because we are united by love for Ukraine, unique and unique. And love will win. Yes, right now you may feel that darkness is all around you. But tomorrow the sun will rise again over our peaceful sky.

Press service of KNUBA

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The Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine, together with the Kontramarka Help project, plans to create a rehabilitation center for civilians and military personnel in western Ukraine, and later in other regions, president of the fund Artem Honcharenko has said.

“One of the projects that will be implemented by the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine together with Kontarmarka Help is the creation of a rehabilitation center for civilian and military people. We plan to create it in the western region, and then scale it all over Ukraine,” Honcharenko said during press conference at Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday.
According to him, the center will provide assistance in physical and psychological rehabilitation, reintegration into civilian life, and job search.
“We have been seeing this problem since 2014, when combatants were not particularly actively recruited. Now there will be even more such people, so the problem needs to be solved in the near future,” he said.
The Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine ( was established in April 2022 at the initiative of the International Technology Transfer Association and the I-Dolina start-up platform to organize and deliver humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

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