Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing terrible destruction to the country’s most essential support systems – housing, bridges, roads, and business facilities.
To date, the Kremlin has launched over 5,000 various missiles targeting Ukrainian cities, energy infrastructure, and reducing civilian ecosystems to rubble. After the first year of war, preliminary damage to infrastructure estimated at $130 billion.
Ukraine’s recovery will encompass a wide-ranging effort beyond ‘mere’ physical rebuilding. It will need an unprecedented modernization project encompassing transformation of state institutions, the recovery of human capital, environmental restoration, new urban planning, and connectivity.
Along the way, civil society contribution will be key. But how can it be effective and provide added value? This research roundtable focuses on how civil society could be engaged in this process, and what community-based rebuilding should mean.
Assessing current approaches to planning Ukraine’s recovery:
- What framework for recovery is emerging?
- How can CSOs contribute now, at the national and regional levels, to shape it?
- How can civil society be best integrated into rapid relief and post-war recovery? What instruments of citizen engagement are desirable and why?
- What is the role of international philanthropic and charitable actors?