COUNTRIES: Ukraine
DURATION: 04/03/2013 - 10/31/2018
FUNDER: USAID
CONTACTMatt.Brown@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The Participant Training Program (PTP) Ukraine supports the country’s economic and social transition with professional training programs and advisory services and local partner capacity building.

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the program has provided training for approximately 400 participants. Training programs take place in the U.S., Europe, and Ukraine, on topics as wide-ranging as e-governance, youth living with disabilities, and education innovations. Programs in the U.S. include homestays to build understanding between the peoples of the two countries. In addition, the $11.7 million project engages high-level international and domestic technical advisors to work closely with Ukraine’s governmental institutions to address specific needs. The Ukrainian organization Consortium for Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME) plays a major role in the project, which, in turn, has strengthened its ability to deliver USAID participant training services. World Learning also receives programmatic support from U.S. nonprofit PH International.

Program Goals

  • Provide training for Ukrainian professionals in a wide-range of fields.
  • Engage technical experts to advise Ukrainian government institutions.
  • Strengthen the ability of the local partner organization to carry out participant training.
  • Build cross-cultural understanding between Ukraine and the U.S.

PTP has organized more than 30 tailored training programs for Ukrainian professionals across the U.S. and in 24 European countries. In addition, the project provides in-country and regional programming including conferences and workshops to build on the training participants receive abroad. Participants also have opportunities to engage with the many of the experts advising Ukrainian government institutions through round table discussions.

More than 40 international and Ukrainian advisors have consulted with institutions including the prime minister’s office; the Kiev city government; and government Ministries of Agriculture, Finance, Health, and others. The advisors have worked with these institutions on issues including systems, protocols, and communication strategies.

Finally, by supporting the project as a local partner, CEUME has improve its ability to receive and manage USAID funding and carry out participant training activities in the field.

The project is funded by USAID as a task order under the Focus on Results: Enhancing Capacity across Sectors in Transition II-Participant Training contract (FORECAST II-PT). For additional information visit the CEUME website or the project’s Facebook page (both in Ukranian).