DiXi Group’s Think Tank Program Manager Roman Nitsovych participated in the UkraineLab 2017 that was held in Brussels on February 22. The event organized by the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels (the “Office”) with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Mission of Canada to the EU, and the International Renaissance Foundation was dedicated to project ideas to support reforms in Ukraine.
DiXi Group’s President Olena Pavlenko took part in the events held by the CEPS Ideas Lab, an innovative forum for debate on ideas of different European think tanks, government and business representatives, etc. This year, the Lab was devoted to the theme “Reconstructing the Union”; at its meetings, the participants discussed Brexit, mutual trade, social issues, and sustainable development.
During her speech on the second day of “EITI in Ukraine: How to Manage Resources Efficiently” conference, Olena Pavlenko, President of DiXi Group’s Think Tank and Deputy Chairperson of the Multi-Stakeholder Group, noted that failed voting on the transparency bill was displeasing but it was a good chance to improve the document.
Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which requires disclosure of data and financial information, is a possibility for the government, business, and public to know the real state of extracting industries and gain the maximum extraction efficiency. The sector transparency enhancement and further steps to be taken by Ukraine to improve the situation in the extracting industries were the key topics discussed at the conference “EITI in Ukraine: How to Manage Resources Efficiently”, which was held in Kyiv on February 21 and 22.
A statement by independent experts of think tanks and nongovernmental organizations active in the energy sector and consistently supporting economic reforms in it to – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko – Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman – Parliamentary majority fraction leaders
The conference “EITI in Ukraine: How to Manage Resources Efficiently” will be held in Kyiv on February 21 and 22.
President of the DiXi Group Olena Pavlenko attended a hearing Association Agreements, Beyond Rhetoric at the European Parliament dedicated to the progress of implementing Association Agreements in Ukraine and Moldova. Among other things, such topics as energy, combating corruption, cross-border cooperation, political dialog, and human rights were discussed during the Ukrainian panel.
The second Ukrainian report according to the standards of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) will be much more detailed than the first one. In particular, it covers a number of additional industries, namely production of coal, iron, titanium and manganese ores. That was mentioned by Roman Nitsovych, the Project Manager of DiXi Group Think Tank, at the Extractive Industries Transparency for Improving the Quality of Life of Communities Conference held on February 13 in Lviv.
Currently, the proper management of state owned companies remains an important challenge, as without that all the plans of successful privatization of energy facilities will remain just another promise. The ways of preventing that were discussed by experts at the round table “What Model of State Asset Management is Needed for Ukraine” held on February 10 with the support from the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety and with the assistance of the British Government.