The Ukrainian Leadership Academy implements programs for young Ukrainians and creates a lasting impact with the generous support of organizations, companies, and people who share our mission and values. We strive to unite young Ukrainians from all regions and give them the best training, tools for development, a deep understanding of their own national identity to accelerate Ukraine’s transformation.
The Academy was established and scaled with the support of the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), which has over 25 years of successful experience investing in small and medium-sized companies. WNISEF was funded by the U.S. government via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since its inception, WNISEF’s cumulative investments totaled over $186 million to 130 companies employing around 26,000 people and made it possible to unlock $1.85 billion for companies in Ukraine and Moldova. In 2015 WNISEF launched a $35 million legacy program focused on export promotion, local economic development, impact investing, and economic leadership. WNISEF provides scholarships to students, supports ULA development and partnership building.
The Academy’s activities and projects are supported by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Administration of the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Science and Education. The Ukrainian Leadership Academy has been determined as the recipient of budget funds for implementing measures to support the development of leadership in Ukraine following the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of May 10, 2018, № 384.
USAID’s Enhance Non-Governmental Actors and Grassroots Engagement (USAID/ENGAGE) seeks to increase citizen awareness of and engagement in civic activities at the national, subnational and local level in Ukraine. USAID/ENGAGE is implemented by Pact, Inc.
Astarta-Kyiv is one of the most extensive vertically integrated agro-industrial holdings in Ukraine.
Mariupol City Council
The USAID Economic Support for Eastern Ukraine project aims to stabilize the economic situation of conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine, especially in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) aims to boost the economic resilience of eastern Ukraine in the face of a conflict that has left industry ransacked, communities divided physically and politically, and the social, financial, and physical assets that underlie resilience nearly nonexistent.
Dragon Capital is a leading Ukrainian group of companies in the field of investment and financial services, offering a comprehensive range of products in equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and asset management to institutional, corporate and private clients. Established in 2000, the company was minority-owned from 2007-2017 by Goldman Sachs, one of the largest global banks.
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Vasyl Khmelnytsky K.Fund was established to support projects in the fields of education and economics. Its purpose is to promote the individual’s continuous development in learning, information exchange, search, and implementation of new ideas.
LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS
Roman Klichuk (Chernivtsi)
Lev Zhydenko (Poltava)
Charity Fund “Believe in yourself”
Charity Fund of Rostyslav Melnyk
Embassy of Belgium in Ukraine
Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative II (UCBI)
Mykhailyk Serhiy (Poltava Motor Transport – Private production and economic enterprise)
FRIENDS OF ULA
Publishing House “Ranok”
NGO “Young Cherkasy”
US Peace Corps in Ukraine
Furniture Factory “Renaissance”
U.S.-UKRAINE BUSINESS COUNCIL (USUBC)
We are open to cooperation. We strive to develop the network of partners of the Academy and also invite you to help UAL in the implementation of programs through consulting, conducting activities for students, teaching, providing products, and implementing joint projects.
To learn more and get in touch with us please contact Oleksandr Medvediev, ULA Development and Partnership Director:
phone / whats app – 380 73 466 6712