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Upcoming webinar
Post-war reconstruction strategies


18th of May 2022

5:00 -6:30 pm.(Netherlands/CET time)

The "Post-war reconstruction strategies" webinar is an opportunity to harvest collective knowledge, in order to support the Ukrainian community with post-war reconstruction,  as well as other communities affected by wars or disasters. The webinar will feature good case practices and reflections of urban experts who worked in areas that have already gone through this process. Together, we will discuss the future directions based on some of the key lessons learned.

The webinar will address key subjects like housing policies, finance models, energy efficiency, public space, reconstruction after disasters, and more.


Anila Bejko

Anila Bejko is an Expert in Territorial Governance and Public Finance, with about 20 years of experience in Governance, Public Finance and Urban Management. She is a PhD candidate in Urban Development Policies and she has obtained a Second Level Master's in Housing and Land Development, as well as Business Administration. She is specialised in Business Administration and for more than 10 years has led development projects in various areas funded by donors such as the EU; USAID; UNDP; SDC; GIZ; ADA; etc. She has in-depth knowledge of Regional Development, Territorial Governance and Local Finance. She has worked as a consultant to the Albanian Government in the Reform for Regional Development and Cohesion, Administrative and Territorial Reform, Decentralization and Local Government. Currently, Anila is the Deputy Team Leader of the Program co-financed by the Swiss and Austrian governments for Regional Development in Albania (, as well as the Head of the Decentralization, Local and Regional Government Unit in Co-PLAN and she is a Lecturer at POLIS University.

Pavlo Fedoriv

Pavlo Fedoriv is an Urban geography and housing policy researcher, who got his MSc in Political Geography from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2015, and completed the 4Cities UNICA Euromaster in Urban Studies, magna cum laude, in 2017. He is a co-author of 'Public Housing Policy in Ukraine: Current State and Prospects for Reform' (2019) and author of the online course 'Housing and housing policy: Where and how we will live' (2020).

Claudio Acioly Jr

Claudio Acioly Jr is an international housing and slum upgrading expert, an architect and urban planner with over 40 years of experience in more than 30 countries working as a programme manager, resident technical and policy advisor or short-term consultant to governments and national and international organizations like UNDP, World Bank, UNECE, UN-Habitat, GIZ, EU, Cordaid, DGHIS, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He is currently an associate staff of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, an associate fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (USA), and Senior Manager and Team Leader of ACCIONA Ingenieria, Spain, leading EU funded projects. Acioly was senior manager of GIZ and director of the European Union’s International Urban Cooperation Programme for Latin America and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Energy and Climate in Latin America. He was head of Housing Policy and head of Capacity Building of UN-Habitat, coordinator of the UN Housing Rights Programme and the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat. He was also a senior housing and land policy expert at IHS for 15 years. Most of his work is publicly available on



Oleksandra Tkachenko

Oleksandra Tkachenko is the President of the IHS Alumni Board and an urban strategist and researcher with a diverse educational and practice background. She holds two master degrees - one in Urban planning from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, and a second one - in Urban Management and Development from IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Oleksandra has experience in spatial design, housing, participation, competition organizing and mentorship.

Swati Thapa

Ms. Swati Thapa is a professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of local, national and international development. She is an environmentalist, conservationist, urban planner and policy analyst. She holds an MPhil in Public Administration from Tribhuvan University, Nepal; an MSc in Urban Management and Development with specialization in Environmental Management and Climate Change from Erasmus University, The Netherlands; and an MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

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