Date and time: November 25, 3:00-3:30 pm

Topic: America House: a platform to maximize innovative, creative, entrepreneurial, and scientific potential

Christi Anne Hofland

Christi Anne Hofland is the director of America House in Kyiv, Ukraine. She manages the overall operations of the center, including a variety of innovative programs and events. Christi Anne has extensive experience in Ukraine and a background in US government programs. She holds an MA in public administration with a certificate in international development and an MA in Russian, East European, and Central Asian studies with a certificate in transatlantic studies from the University of Washington.


Date and time: November 24, 3:00 – 3:30 PM

Topic: New opportunities for students in the program “Zavtra.UA”

Svitlana Grytsenko, Coordinator of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation educational projects and “Zavtra.UA” Program Manager

Svitlana is the coordinator of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation educational projects and a manager of the scholarship program Zavtra.UA - the first private nationwide program to support talented youth


Date and time: November 24, 15:30-16:00

Topic: Who is the "UN youth delegate" and how to become one?

Olha Ruda, Youth Delegate at Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations

Olha Ruda is the Youth Delegate at Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations for 2017-2018. Represented the Ukrainian youth at the open meeting of the Third Committee of The UN General Assembly. Took part in the volunteering project “Tut i zaraz”. The former Manager of the AIESEC project "Global Entrepreneur Shape Ukraine" in Kyiv. The co-chairman of the conference “Problems and prospects of the EU-Ukraine cooperation”. A graduate student of 2010-2011 FLEX program, during which took part in week Warsaw seminar dedicated to the public education. An Erasmus exchange student at the Warsaw University. Worked on probation in the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs in Ukraine in Asia-Pacific region department. A bachelor of International Relations at the Institute of International Relations. Fluent in English and Polish


Date and time: November 23, 03:00 – 03:30 PM

Topic: Possibilities for youth in the UN

Oleksandr Kraiev

Student of the Institute of International Relations. Working on the UN projects for 6 years already: modeling, volunteering and currently engaged in UNYAP's work. Chairman of Political and Diplomatic Club "Ambassador". Trying to change this world for the best with anything I can, believing in our common cause of creating a better future


Date and Time: November 24, 15:30-16:00

Topic: Who is the "UN youth delegate" and how to become one?

Maryna Mykhaylenko, Youth Delegate at Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations

Maryna Mykhaylenko, student of the Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv majoring in international relations. Scope of interests: representation of youth in politics, quality education and gender equality. Coordinator of charity and educational projects. Former intern at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Kyiv City State Administration. Founder of an English language club for elementary and middle school students. Participant of international exchange programs. Pioneer of youth campaigns for raising awareness among youth on environmental and social problems in Ukraine.


Date and time: November 23, 03:30-04:00 pm

Topic: Presentation of Activities and Working Sections of United Nations Youth Advisory Panel in Ukraine

Yelyzaveta Fedorovska, SDG Manager of the UNYAP in Ukraine

Yelyzaveta Fedorovska is a passionate and active participant of Models UN since 2012. Currently taking a gap year between high school and going off to college. Head of SDGs section UNYAP Ukraine and CR in FLEX Alumni Central Ukraine. Traveler, volunteer, FLEX alumna, SDGs fan. “Model UN is a fabulous experience for youth all over the world. It's not enough to just research for the conference. It's about interest and passion which makes the debates and discussion brighter and more memorable. Improved public speaking skills, another level of understanding foreign affairs and politics are not the only benefits every delegate gets. Model United Nations is about the people and network you get. They all are interested in improving their country for better, as well as you personally are.”


Date and time: November 25, 03:30 - 04:00 pm

Topic: Why are the debates so essential for modern youth?

Victoria Molnar, a representative of the Federation of Debates of Ukraine

Hi, my name is Victoria Molnar and I am excited to tell you what are the debates and why they are so essential for modern youth. As a representative of the Debate Federation of Ukraine I will be glad to share with you the benefits debates give (and there truly are many!) as well as the opportunities for debating in our country. If you ever wanted to break stereotypes, to enhance your critical thinking and to speak as a pro with other motivated people, this discussion is for you!


Date and time: November 23, 01:00-02:30 pm

Topic: UNICEF Mission in Ukraine

Giovanna Barberis UNICEF Representative in Ukraine on July 2014.

Prior to her appointment in Ukraine, Mrs. Barberis served as the UNICEF Representative in Senegal since 2010. In this capacity she was responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of UNICEF programmes, both developmental and humanitarian, benefiting children and women in Senegal. From 2005 to 2009, Mrs. Barberis was the Representative in Georgia. From 2000 to 2005 she led the UNICEF office in Chisinau, Moldova as an Assistant Representative. Mrs. Barberis joined UNICEF in 1990 as a Junior Programme Officer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1993 she was appointed as an Assistant Project Officer to Tuzla Field Sub-Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1997 Mrs. Barberis took over her post as Programme and Planning Officer in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. During the next two years she was developing and implementing Child Rights Programme in Brazil. Giovanna Barberis is a national of Italy. She graduated in Social Anthropology from the University of Rome (Italy). Mrs. Barberis is fluent in English, French and Spanish.