As part of the partnership, the IT Ukraine Association plans to implement joint projects with the UN Global Compact Ukraine to develop education, strengthen expertise in diversity and gender equality. It also plans to implement a list of important large-scale studies, including on the mental health of IT industry workers during the war.
“Education, human capital development, and innovation are the most important for the development of the IT industry in Ukraine, which will become the basis of Ukraine’s economic recovery after the victory. To strengthen these areas, the industry needs to establish strong ties with those who share common goals and values,” said Olena Samborska, President of the IT Ukraine Association, Managing Director/HR Operations Director Ukraine at Luxoft.
By signing this Memorandum, the parties will try to identify projects and activities in which they can cooperate and strengthen each other.
“In today’s world, where digital technologies play a key role, supporting responsible businesses and developing IT infrastructure is an essential factor. The start of cooperation with the IT Ukraine Association reflects our belief in the need to join forces, share experience and expertise to achieve sustainable recovery of Ukraine. As part of the Ukraine Business Compact, we have identified IT & Cybersecurity as one of our strategic directions. Therefore, this cooperation is aimed at creating favorable conditions to support a business environment that is ready to respond to modern challenges and unite for the recovery and development of Ukraine,” emphasized Alina Konovalchenko, Director of Operations UNGC Ukraine.