DIA extends its experience to the Eastern regions of Ukraine

On February 5-6, 2020 in Dnipro, the USAID Ahrosilrozvytok project, in partnership with the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Investment Agency, conducted a workshop on business development in communities for the eastern regions of Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Luhansk, Kharkiv and Kherson.

During the panel discussion: “Entrepreneurship development in the united territorial communities: from planning to implementation”, international practices and Ukrainian experience in the development of entrepreneurship in communities, as well as standards for attracting and supporting investors were presented. The USAID team included: Oleksandr Osovets, advisor on agricultural markets development, Dmytro Leta, expert on business consulting, project activities and Anatolii Bandera, consultant on local economic development.

The investment opportunities of Dnipropetrovsk region were highlighted by Halyna Savran, DIA land analyst.

“Our active cooperation with the region’s united territorial communities and business has formed several investment products, namely: “Investment Guide 2019”, “Catalog of the region’s investment projects and proposals”, which are presented on the investment portal and investment map of Dnipropetrovsk region. Active participants in the preparation of investment proposals are such region’s united territorial communities as: Mezhivska, Novooleksandrivska, Sofiivska, Chervonohryhorivska, Pokrovska and Myrivska” Halyna Savran said.

The workshop participants had the opportunity to feel themselves like an investor and give an objective assessment of their united territorial community investment attractiveness, and at the same time took part in a simulation game regarding the production of new projects ideas.

Each participant of the event had the opportunity to communicate with colleagues from other regions, discuss common issues, ideas, projects, exchange experiences and understand the urgent needs and the vector of further development of their united territorial community.