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Youth Leadership Program 2006

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First International Youth Ecology Forum in Slavutych/Chornobyl

July 1-9, 2006 | Kyiv, Ukraine
A joint project of organizations founded by USUF:
The Community Partnerships Project and Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy


Saturday, July 1


Sunday, July 2

Tour of Kyiv

Dinner with young mayors of Ukraine:
Yuriy Bova, Trostianets
Andriy Bondarchuk, Debaltseve
Taras Dobrivsky, Boyarka
Ihor Kovaliov, Svitlodarsk
Pavlo Kozyriev, Ukrainka

Monday, July 3

Meeting with Andriy Myroshnichenko, Adviser to the Head of the Supervisory Council, International Charitable Fund "Ukraine 3000" and Maryna Krysa, President, "Help us Help the Children" 

Leadership training with Ihor Dobko, Deputy Director, Lion Society

Meeting with Anatoliy Sakhno, Youth Development Lead Specialist, U.S. Peace Corps in Ukraine

Dinner with Oleksandr Yarema, Director of the Department for Youth Policy, Ministry of Family, Youth and Sport of Ukraine

Tuesday, July 4

Meeting with Earl Gast, Mission Director, USAID Mission to Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

Meeting with Danylo Yanevsky, Journalist, Channel 5 Television

Meeting with Myron Wasylyk, Senior Vice President, The PBN Company
Theme: Social responsibility of business

Meeting with Markian Bilynskyj, Vice-President of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and Oksana Hryhorievska, President of the Youth Centre of the Atlantic Council of Ukraine
Theme: NATO

Meeting with Natalia Dryomina, Muskie Program alumni and Gregory Adams, Fulbright Program Fellow

Dinner with Mary Mycio, Author of "Wormwood forest: a natural history of Chernobyl"

Wednesday, July 5

HIV/AIDS training with Natalia Feduschak, Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Ania Hrekova, All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

Training on human trafficking with Inna Shvab, Expert, La Strada Ukraine

Meeting with Mykhajlo Horyn, President of the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council

Meeting with Vitaliy Sarkisian, Head of the Securities Department, Fortuna Bank

Dnipro Boat Ride with the folk band "Haydamaky"

Olena Hovorova, Olympic champion in triple jump
Svitlana Maziy, Olympic champion in rowing
Yevhen Suslov, National Deputy of Ukraine, Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko
Vlasyslav Maslianyk, Assistant to Yevhen Filindash, National Deputy of Ukraine, Socialist Party

Thursday, July 6

Meeting with Anatoliy Ponomarenko, Director of the Second Territorial Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Tour of the Winner Automotive Group facilities with Petro Rondiak, General Director

Tour of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Meeting with Viktor Yanukovych, Jr., National Deputy of Ukraine, Party of Regions and Vitaliy Khomutynnik, National Deputy of Ukraine, Party of Regions

Meeting at the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine with Andriy Masalsky, Head of the Information Policy and Public Relations Department, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and Rostyslav Pavlenko, Head of the Situational Analysis Service, Secretariat of the President of Ukraine

July 4th Reception at the residence of U.S. Ambassador William Taylor

Comedy "Shveyk"
Meeting with Bohdan Beniuk, Honored Artist of Ukraine

Friday, July 7

Tour of Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Prypiat, Exclusion Zone

Roundtable in Slavutych with Volodymyr Udovychenko, Mayor of Slavutych
Theme: "Community and government. Cooperation between the local government and community in Slavutych in resolving problems of local self-government, business and youth policy."

Saturday, July 8

"Kraina Mriy" Festival in Kyiv
Certificate ceremony at Shevchenko Monument

Farewell dinner with Mykola Yakovyna, National Deputy of Ukraine, Our Ukraine bloc

Sunday, July 9


For questions, please email Marta Matselioukh in the U.S. at martam@usukraine.org
or Ruslan Masnenky in Kyiv at ruslan.masnenky@usukraine.kiev.ua

We look forward to spending time with Leaders for the Next Generation!

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