Optimism in dark times

15 November 2024

I took part in an USAID Forum in Kyiv today. It is very telling that this event, dedicated to recovery strategies in Ukraine, is taking place in a bomb shelter, as air alarm was declared. R for Resilience.

Since the beginning of Ro3kvit in March 2022, the researchers in our team have been telling us: you should start thinking about the future as early as possible. The countries were not ready for rebuilding after Beirut or after the Yugoslav war. I am getting more and more optimistic when I see so many people already planning, thinking, designing and building their own future of Ukraine.