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US Department of State and German Marshall Fund of the United States to Establish the Ukraine Cities Partnership (UCP) for Sustainable Urban Recovery

March 06, 2024
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WASHINGTON, DC | March 6, 2024 -- On March 6, the US Department of State and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop and establish the Ukraine Cities Partnership (UCP) for Sustainable Urban Recovery, a new public-private partnership to help Ukrainians redesign and rebuild sustainable, inclusive, and resilient cities.

Serving as the UCP Secretariat, GMF will forge new transatlantic partnerships, programs, and alliances between European and American entities in order to aid the recovery and redevelopment of up to three Ukrainian cities. In the process, the UCP will help empower a new generation of Ukrainian city officials, urban planners, architects, engineers, and construction teams to build back better using sustainable methods.

GMF and the State Department will collaborate on bringing key stakeholders, technical experts, and funding partners to the UCP effort, pooling the energy and ingenuity of businesses and the private sector, universities, non-governmental organizations, and foundations.

The UCP will engage and coordinate with the Government of Ukraine, the European Union (EU) and its member states, multilateral development banks, and bilateral donors to help the beneficiary cities find the resources they need to rebuild.

Conceived as a three-year initiative, UCP will be formally launched at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin in June and will sunset when the cities are ready to break ground.

For inquiries from potential partners in the UCP, please contact Hannah Abdullah ([email protected]). For media inquiries, please contact Angelina Sutalo ([email protected]) or Christopher Schaefer ([email protected]).