Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead
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Create a sustainable city together

By 2050, 70% of the population will live in cities. Such high rates of movement of people to the cities triggers many challenges in urban development, such as infrastructure mismatch with the needs of the local population, large amounts of waste, social inequality. To address these challenges, UN-Habitat introduced the New Urban Agenda in 2016. This program outlines the principles of sustainable urban development in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the steps to be taken to ensure that cities meet the needs of their inhabitants.

  • Increase the ability of young people and civil society to promote sustainable development.
  • Provide participants with the skills, knowledge and tools needed for the implementation of projects sustainable urban development.

Inclusive e-democracy in Ukraine

Having interviewed people with disabilities in Lviv region, we found out that there is a necessity to adapt e-governance websites to the needs of people with disabilities. The team of the Institute of Innovative Governance aims to establish an integrated web checker for the inclusiveness of such websites and conducts advocacy campaigns for its use. The purpose of the project is to solve the problem of the inclusiveness of web platforms for e-democracy in the cities of Lviv region and throughout Ukraine, which will encourage people with disabilities to actively participate in social life of their cities.

  • Create a website (web checker) that analyzes the inclusiveness of web sites in Ukraine according to the indicators of inclusive websites.
  • Advocate the use of a web-checker among local governments and public organizations in the cities of Lviv region and in the cities throughout Ukraine.
  • Inform people with disabilities about the possibilities of e-governance and e-democracy in Lviv, Lviv region and all cities in Ukraine.

About us

The Institute of Innovative Governance is a public non-governmental organization which aims to strengthen the capacity of innovative democracy by introducing technology projects which benefit civil society. We believe that the innovative type of development that is based on respect for human rights will enable Ukraine to become a developed country, accelerate its integration into the European Union and help to build sound civil society.


Innovations in our opinion are new, effective solutions to the existing problems that meet the needs of society. Innovations are often associated with the concepts of creative design and creativity that emphasize the need for thorough research of existing problems and allow to find the most interesting and optimal solutions, ideas, products or concepts.

A person and his/her needs and rights are in the center of every innovation. Thus, one of the approaches used by the Institute in its work is an approach based on human rights. According to the United Nations definition, a human rights-based approach is critical to peace, sustainable human development, democracy and security. The approach helps to raise the level of citizen engagement in managing decisions, take into account the interests of vulnerable groups of society, increase transparency and accountability, promote respect for human rights and assist authorities in promoting fundamental human rights.


Our Team

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Anna Mysyshyn


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Yulia Kovalchuk

Advocacy Coordinator

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Uliana Boiarchuk

Grant Manager

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Alina Cherkas

Project manager

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