Early UNDP actions in response to COVID-19 in Ukraine
Together with the Government, UNDP set up Crisis Coordination Management Units under the Prime-Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with technical coordination by the Vice-Prime-Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
UNDP launched a campaign to encourage solidarity and kindness during the coronavirus pandemic, and a joint initiative with the independent internet publication platfor.ma to help young women and men aged 14 to 22 to cope with self-isolation, social distancing and quarantine restrictions while staying at home, via the monthly Instagram challenge #bemyquarantine_UA.
UNDP organized a hackathon called the #HackCorona Challenge in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation to identify the best tech-based solutions for mitigating and addressing the challenges caused by COVID-19.
UNDP helped launch online stores selling products for a number of businesses from conflict-affected eastern Ukraine
Supported a Chatbot developed in partnership with the Ukraine Chamber of Commerce to automatically respond to user queries about ways for MSMEs to mitigate negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This chatbot can also produce pre-filled force majeure certificates and forms to present to landlords and banks.