Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has severely damaged or destroyed large parts of the country, harmed critical infrastructure and disrupted millions of lives. Due to the severity of losses, Ukraine’s recovery is predicted to span over the next couple decades and will require a concentrated effort of all the engaged parties, from small local communities and municipalities to big international partners and donors. It will entail not only physical reconstruction of architectural objects, but a socio-economical recovery as well.
Despite the ongoing attack on Ukrainian territories and continuing losses, the first initiatives that focus on reconstruction have already emerged. Vidnova Lab is a program that aims to strengthen the voice and role of Ukrainian civil society in these processes and make sure that civil society actors have the capacity to facilitate the dialogue between the communities and authorities, as well as to advocate for the necessary solutions and ensure the transparent dialogue about these solutions before the decision-making stage.
Vidnova Lab is a networking program concentrated on ecosystem mapping and prototyping of solutions dedicated to recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine.
Vidnova Lab is created by Commit by MitOst gGmbH with kind financial support of EVZ Stiftung and Robert Bosch Stiftung, in partnership with Ukrainian NGO Insha Osvita.