• UNITAR signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy in September 2023.
  • UNITAR will partner with Kyiv Mohyla Academy to provide a course on cybersecurity as part of UNITAR’s digital reskilling programme for the Ukrainian women evacuees in Poland.
  • The training programme is scheduled to be held from October 2023 to March 2024, benefiting over 500 participants.
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31 October 2023, Hiroshima, Japan - In September 2023, UNITAR signed a memorandum of understanding with the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Ukraine to support Ukrainian women evacuees in Poland through a UNITAR digital reskilling training programme. Kyiv Mohyla Academy, whose faculty of computer sciences is well-known for its outstanding programmes in cybersecurity, will contribute its technical expertise to the UNITAR digital reskilling programme.

The UNITAR training programme “Bolstering livelihoods: Digital reskilling for Ukrainian women evacuees in Poland” aims to equip over 500 Ukrainian women evacuees in Poland with high-demand digital skills, with the goal of enhancing their livelihoods. The programme is scheduled to run from mid-October to March 2024. Those who complete the course will be supported by other programme partners in their search for employment. This is the first UNITAR Division for Prosperity programme to support evacuees from Ukraine.

Message from UNITAR and National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy

We are very honoured and excited to partner with a distinguished University such as Kyiv Mohyla Academy, which has high expertise in digital skilling. We hope our new training programme will support enhancing sustainable livelihood for the Ukrainian evacuees” – Mihoko Kumamoto, Director, Division for Prosperity, UNITAR

The training of Ukrainian women temporarily living in Poland is a chance to share the benefits of cybersecurity skills with those who might otherwise not specialize in this crucial IT area, which has become indispensable not only to the security of Ukraine but to the whole world as well.” – Mr. Andrii Hlybovets, Dean of Computer Sciences Department, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy

This training programme is made possible through the financial support of the Government and People of Japan and is run in partnership with Japanese, Ukrainian and Polish organizations.

About National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy

National University of Kyi-Mohyla Academy (MaUKMA), founded in 1615 and reborn in 1991, is oriented to the world’s best educational standards and principles of higher education, including liberal arts education.

The Academy is an innovative university and an agent for social and educational change. The Academy creates and disseminates new knowledge about nature, humanity, and society, and preserves and enhances Ukrainian culture, enriching it with the latest ideas and achievements of world civilization.


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations. In 2022, UNITAR trained over 395,000 learners around the world to support their actions for a better future. In addition to our headquarters in Geneva, UNITAR has offices in Hiroshima, New York and Bonn and networks around the world.

One of the eight divisions of UNITAR, the Division for Prosperity / Hiroshima Office seeks to shape an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world. Our learning and knowledge-sharing services cover entrepreneurship, leadership, finance and trade, digital technologies, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. We empower individuals from developing countries – especially women and young people – to address inequalities. Our alumni are making a difference in least-developed countries, countries emerging from conflict, and small-island developing states.

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