In April from 16 to
Lecture at the National University of T.Shevchenko, an exhibition of posters and photographs on ethnic trust, «First International Bommer Film Festival», mass planting of the «Tree of Peace», the final conference of youth volunteer initiatives in 2009 — joined all those concerned with the future of Ukraine and who believe that trust is important factor of social stability.
During his stay in Ukraine, Rajmohana Gandhi met with the head of the Supervisory Board of the International Risk Reduction Foundation Vladimir Kosterin and director of the East European Development Institute Mridula Ghosh.
Discussing the prospects of Ukraine, Rajmohan Gandhi asked Vladimir Kosterin what he thinks are the main challenges of Ukraine. «Incompetence and irresponsibility. And absence of a clear purpose, «- said Vladimir Kosterin.
Vladimir Kosterin and Rajmohan Gandhi have agreed on the cooperation between the «Initiative of Change» organization and Risk Reduction Foundation.
«In 2009 Kyiv International Forum was held, where we tried
to reach candidates that they must take obligations in clear quantitative and
qualitative aims and sound what place will take Ukraine in the quality of life
ranking after implementing their pre election programmes at the level of state
governance — said Vladimir Kosterin — Today, according UN, Ukraine’s position
in quality of life rating is 85, but in natural resources and aggregate capital
Ukraine hits top 20. That’s why I proposed to take obligations in quantitative
aims». After resolutions have been sent in December of past year, Yulia
Tymoshenko announced that she leads Ukraine in top 30 countries. Next day
Victor Yanukovych held a
Rajmohan Gandhi and Vladimir Kosterin paid attention to
problem of access to education. Today many countries face problem of inequality
in receiving education, because of weak infrastructure or hard economic
situation. Vladimir Kosterin proposed to raise theme of using modern means of
communication in educational programs in countries of Africa, Asia etc. at the level of UN and other international
organizations. In refer to this Rajmohan Gandhi mentioned: «I’m very glad that
you, young man from Ukraine think about world children. It also shows what
Ukraine can give to the world. You are a man with a very brave vision. I
support you and whish you luck in reaching this aim. I’m inspired with your
idea. «Initiative of Change», which I’m heading could cooperate with
you. I invite you at the conference «Call to Action» this summer in Caux,
Switzerland. We hold this conference for a few years and have reached some
success. Kofi Annan came to conference. People, who want to change something,
come. We try to make this place something like
Rajmohan Gandhi also spoke about the contest «Ukraine active», which is expected to unite active young people who are already leaders from different social groups. Following the meeting Rajmohan Gandhi and Vladimir Kosterin agreed on cooperation between the «Initiative of Change» and the International Risk Reduction Foundation.