Fund’s donor coordination meeting reinforces support for Ukraine's energy infrastructure at times of war

14 November 2023

Last week, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund held its inaugural Donor Coordination Meeting in Vienna, bringing together current and potential donors, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, including Deputy Minister Ms. Svitlana Grynchuk.

The event served as a platform for comprehensive updates on the progress of the Fund's implementation processes and discussions on the future of the Fund. This included highlighting the support priorities of both Ukraine and the donors, with the goal of fostering cooperation and synergies. Additionally, the meeting featured a presentation on lessons learned in procurement process, and discussed upcoming challenges and chances. Attendees were also briefed on the Fund’s robust processes of tracking and ex post verification of deliveries, reporting and audit procedures.

Throughout the day, additional contributions to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund were announced, underscoring a strong commitment to the restoration and protection of Ukraine's critically damaged energy infrastructure.

Both donors and the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine expressed their gratitude for the Fund's essential work. The Ukraine Energy Support Fund was established with the objective of providing financial assistance to repair Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure damaged by Russian attacks and ensuring the continued functionality of the energy sector. It is managed by the Energy Community Secretariat, with contributions from governments, international organizations, and corporate donors.

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