21 February 2024


NGO Mariupol Reborn, the Mariupol City Council, headed by Mayor Vadym Boichenko and the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The main goal is to train professional staff to rebuild Ukrainian communities devastated by the war.

The implementation of the Memorandum will be based on mutual support, openness and transparency. The main areas of cooperation will be the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience, analysis and development of innovative solutions through the organisation of joint events - forums, working groups, scientific and practical conferences, projects and events. All of them will be aimed at professional development, advanced training and preparation of experts to rebuild the regions de-occupied or affected by the war with russia. 

меморандум Реборн Могилянка

In order to share our experience with other communities, we join forces with prestigious higher education institutions in Ukraine and Europe. I am grateful to Kyiv-Mohyla Academy for their trust. It is a powerful educational institution that joins the revival team. Jointly, we will create scientific products. And we will send specialists who are interested in participating in the rebuilding of their own communities to improve their competence. I am grateful to our partners, the large Ukrainian business Rinat Akhmetov's SCM for their systematic support of Ukraine's development. Today we are laying a solid foundation for the future development of our country

stated Vadym Boichenko, Mayor of Mariupol

As part of the cooperation, the partners will monitor the problems faced by communities due to the challenges of the war and will jointly analyse and formulate proposals for their solution. Mariupol is sharing its experience in developing the Recovery Plan with other destroyed or occupied communities. This is a responsible approach of the municipality's team and partners to contribute to the future of Ukraine. 

Mariupol is now occupied. We believe it will return, but war is a process that cannot be predicted. We have to be ready to rebuild, but what we are doing for Mariupol can already be practically useful for Ukraine here and now. Mariupol Reborn is a universal project that is very focused on the educational process, developing expertise, staff training, and finding answers to questions that we did not seek before the war

said Natalia Yemchenko, member of the Supervisory Board of Mariupol.Reborn and SCM Communications Director


While working on the reconstruction project, the Mariupol Reborn team received a request from Ukrainian communities for expertise on the restoration of the affected cities. On the other hand, there was a request from the scientific community to compile these findings into a unified action plan for each community.

We are now trying to create special educational programmes that relate to veterans and the revival of Ukraine. We need to think about the post-war revival of Ukraine now. And I think it's great that we are signing this Memorandum today in the context of Mariupol's development. However, this programme will be designed not only for those specialists who will be working on Mariupol. It will be a much broader programme. And I hope that we will continue to successfully cooperate with the Mayor's office and the NGO Mariupol.Reborn

said Serhii Kvit, President of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

Turning the project into a scientific product, a revival algorithm accessible to everyone, is one of the main tasks set by the teams of the Mariupol City Council, Mariupol Reborn, and the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”.

The Mariupol Reborn project is being implemented by the Mariupol City Council with the investment support of Rinat Akhmetov's SCM and international donors.

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