PARTICIPANTS OF THE SCHOOL FOR YOUNG AGRARIAN POLITICIANS HAVE BEEN NOMINATED

On 5-6 June 2015 the School for Young Agrarian Politicians was organized in Kyiv. 30 participants, particularly students, postgraduates and agrarian experts spent two days in theoretical and practical trainings delivered by well-known Ukrainian politicians, businessmen and scientists. They were also tasked with elaborating proposals to the Joint Complex Strategy of Agricultural Development for 2015-2020.

The event was opened with welcome words from Mr. Eric Bleich, USAID Ukraine AgroInvest Project Director, and Mr. Taras Prytula, NGO “Interns’ League” Chair of the Board, and was followed by the theoretical part of the School.

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The participants attended lectures delivered by outstanding Ukrainian and foreign politicians, businessmen, civic leaders and scientists:

  • Volodymyr Lapa, deputy Minister of Agrarian policy and Food of Ukraine;
  • Vadym Ivchenko, MP;
  • Alex Lissitsa, President of the «Ukrainian Club for Agricultural Business»;
  • Leonid Kozachenko, MP;
  • Oleksand Muliar, USAID AgroInvest Project Coordinator for agrarian policy issues;
  • Henndaii Novikov, head of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine;
  • Volker Sasse, «German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue» Project Director;
  • Jean-Jacques Herve, Board Advisor on agrarian issues of  «Credit Agricole Bank»;
  • Vadym Bodaiem, AgroGeneration Vice-President, SigmaBleyzer Company Director.

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Breakfast with the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mr. Oleksii Pavlenko opened the second day.

After theoretical part all participants divided into six groups were working on elaboration of proposals to the Joint Complex Strategy of Agricultural Development for 2015-2020 and later on presenting them to each other.

The School completed with certificates award and farewell words by USAID AgroInvest Project Director Eric Bleich, USAID AgroInvest Project Coordinator for agrarian policy issues Oleksand Muliar and “Young Generation Will Change Ukraine” Program Association Coordinator Olga Melykh.

The event was organized by the Alumni Association of the Internship Program in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and central executive bodies – NGO “Interns’ League” with the initiative of this year interns at the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Agrarian Policy and Land Matters in partnership with the USAID AgroInvest Project and Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Charitable Foundation.

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On behalf of the NGO “Interns’ League” we’d like to express our gratitude to the event initiators – participants of 2014-2015 Internship Program at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, interns at the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Agrarian Policy and Land Matters – Inna Yeschenko, Anton Zhemerdieiev and Kateryna Melykh. This event would not be posssible without the support of USAID AgroInvest Project and outstanding speakers invited by Olga Melykh. And we greatly appreciate the assistance of our volunteers – Vira Porieva and Yurii Kulinich.

More photos can be found  here.

 More interesting events still ahead!