Announcement. Public discussion “Local economic development as a basis for the food security of municipalities”

Date: August 26, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 14:00

Format of the event: offline and online for participants, online for everyone 

Languages: Ukrainian, English (simultaneous interpretation)

On August 26, 2022, Ukraine Crisis Media Center (2 Khreshchatyk St., Kyiv) will host a public discussion “Local economic development as a basis for the food security of municipalities”, co-organized by the USAID HOVERLA Activity and the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine. 

Local economic development can be the key to food security in times of war. Management decisions, adjustment of both growing and processing of food products, and pooling of human, financial, and technical resources – are the components that allow working effectively in times of crisis.

During the discussion, the participants of the event will discuss state and international programs, as well as mechanisms and tools for supporting local economic development in municipalities during the war.

Key issues of discussion:

  • Government support programs for local economic development.
  • International support programs for local economic development.
  • Successful cases of implementation of local economic development programs at the municipal level.

The list of event participants and the program are available at the link.

Representatives of local self-government bodies and mass media need to register using the link to participate in the discussion online. All registered participants will receive a Zoom link.

The event will be broadcast on the Facebook pages of the Decentralization reform portal and the Ukraine Crisis Media Center, as well as on the YouTube channel of the Ukraine Crisis Media Center in Ukrainian and English. Questions to the speakers can be left in the comments under the broadcasts.


This event is organized by Ukraine Crisis Media Center within the project “Communication support to Ukraine’s territorial communities for better coordination and outreach” that is made possible by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the generous support of the American people through USAID HOVERLA Activity. The contents of this event do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.