At our January Razom IT Speaker Series event, we learned how civic tech is driving change in Ukraine. Artem Borodatyuk, co-founder of the platform for social good, “Moy Gorod” visited New York and shared his experience of launching an online platform in Odessa, Ukraine that gets citizens to create and implement projects to make their city more livable. He calls it a marketplace of social projects and civic activists.
Artem shared how he launched an online crowdfunding and collaboration platform that citizens are using now to pick up garbage, to improve public phone booths, to find ways to cope with stray animals, and much more. The platform now has over 1500 registered users and 8 live projects in less than half a year. Artem, a serial entrepreneur, is looking forward to expanding the platform.
We want to bring together active citizens who are ready to improve Odessa and show them that they are not alone. We want to inspire other citizens by their example.” – Artem Borodatyuk.
You can view the slides from all of the presentations below.
If you’d like to learn even more about how this technology aims to develop an engaged citizenry, you can view the full presentation below.
Razom is proud to announce its partnership with “Moy Gorod”. Together we can better spread the word about this online crowdfunding and collaboration platform that citizens are using now to pick up garbage, to improve public phone booths, to find ways to cop with stray animals, and much more. Razom is working with “Moy Gorod” to help improve the daily life of people in Ukraine starting with Odessa.
You can donate directly to Moy Gorod through the Razom Partners program.