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21:58 20 Sep 2022

UNDP will help Ukraine assess extent of destruction caused by russian aggression

The Ministry of Community and Territorial Development and the United Nations Development Program signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation on strengthening the capacity of local self-government bodies to collect information on damage and assess the destruction caused by russian aggression.

The Government portal reports this.

"The memorandum of understanding should consolidate and strengthen our cooperation with UNDP. Our task is the rapid and high-quality reconstruction and implementation of an effective regional policy. For this, comprehensive monitoring of regional development indicators is necessary. The geoinformation system should become a platform for monitoring the development of communities and a source of interaction between authorities and local self-government," said Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister of Community and Territorial Development.

According to RDNA's "Rapid Assessment of Damage and Recovery Needs" report, Ukraine needs $349 billion for reconstruction and recovery.

According to the Memorandum, UNDP agrees to carry out a damage assessment of buildings, infrastructure, and mapping and support the development of an integrated geographic information system (GIS) for monitoring regional recovery and development.

This will strengthen the government's ability to map building damage assessments while in part using remote sensing and drone imagery analysis integrated with government data. The system will also visualize the stages of reconstruction of Ukrainian communities, help determine priorities for recovery, and monitor regional development.

UNDP will support the collection of damage assessment data through remote sensing and drone imagery analysis and will work closely with each regional government administration and territorial communities. This will help create an effective response and recovery plans, maximizing the benefit of limited resources.

In the first stage, the destruction and data processing will be analyzed in the Sumy, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Kyiv, and Kharkiv regions.

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