Head of the Board.
Vladlena has been involved in the public sector for over ten years. She is a co-founder of NGO Ecoaction. Currently, Vladlena is a Bankwatch representative working on the international as well as Ukrainian projects. Since 2007 she has been working in the Central Asia and Caucasus region. Her qualifications include extractive industries in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Armenia; communities support in Ukrainian agriculture; and applying a gender and women’s rights lens to project assessments.
Vladlena received degrees from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (MS, 2006) and Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (MS, 2007).
Oleg Savitsky is a climate and energy policy expert with international experience. As part of the delegation of public observers at the Climate Action Network, Oleg participated in the UNFCCC conference in Paris in 2015, and in 2016 was a fellow of the Michael Zukkov Nature Conservation Fund (Greifswald, Germany).
The main areas of expertise are the protection of the atmosphere from industrial pollution, coal energy, renewable energy, decarbonization of the energy sector and energy policy, journalism. Author of numerous blogs and articles in the media, including in the English language, as well as case studies and publications. Oleg holds a master’s degree in radio electronics (NTUU “KPI”).
Maksym holds more than 5 years of experience in renewable energy projects in the NGO sector, followed by 2 years of sustainability services in one of the largest Ukrainian audit companies.
Today Maksym coordinates Ukrainian Climate Network. Previously was a CEO of a platform started by major consulting companies supporting renewable energy investments. He complements these responsibilities with participation in educational initiatives and Ecoaction activities. Maksym is also a founder of several educational and media projects in sustainability sphere.
Nadiia Artemieva – has been involved in the public sector since 2006 in the field of community development. She was a UN volunteer, coordinator of youth initiatives for communities in the territories affected by the accident at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, and national project management trainer/coach at the Peace Corps in Ukraine. In 2015-2017 she was the national coordinator of the international project on adaptation to climate change “Climate Forum East II”. Now she works as a grant program manager at the Ukrainian Women’s Fund.
Among Nadia’s areas of interest: sustainable solutions for community development, climate change adaptation and nature-based solutions, and urban planning.
Nadiia graduated with a specialist (master’s) degree in Accounting and Audit and Management and Economics at the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas.
Anna is a climate and energy policy professional, one of founding members of Ecoaction. She is working as a policy analyst at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and leads the topic of a green post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.
She has many years of experience in analytical research and advocacy. Between 2016 and 2018 she managed the expert “Energy Policy Reform” group of Ukraine’s largest civil society platform Reanimation Package of Reforms. Before joining the civil society sector, Anna worked on international energy and energy efficiency projects.
She holds two M.Sc degrees: in Power Engineering from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, and in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management from Central European University, The University of Manchester, Lund University.
Yuliia Oharenko has more than 12 years of experience in energy and environmental policy analysis and research. Previously, she worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, which is one of the leading think tanks in Ukraine. Her responsibilities covered the analysis of policy developments in the energy and agricultural sectors of Ukraine and the development of recommendations to relevant government institutions. Since 2015 Yuliia is an Affiliate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) under the Energy Programme working on a range of themes with a focus on energy pricing, fossil fuel subsidies reforms and climate policies.
Yuliia graduated from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” with MSc in Ecology and Environmental Protection and from the University of Leeds, UK, with MSc in Sustainability (Ecological Economics).