UNDP and Denmark give 182 generators to communities in Ukraine

UNDP Denmark generators
Photo: © Dmytro Sazonov/UNDP in Ukraine

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine and the Government of Denmark have procured over 182 generators for Mykolaiv Oblast. The generators worth more than US$220 000 will support the supply of electricity. 

“At UNDP, we firmly believe that, despite the ongoing war, Ukrainians should have access to a broad range of services,” Jaco Cilliers, UNDP Resident Representative to Ukraine said.

The purchase of generators will cater for the needs of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES), the National Police of Ukraine (NPU), courts, educational institutions, public organizations, local self-government bodies, and social and medical facilities in Mykolaiv Oblast. All generators will be delivered to partners by the end of August.

Damaged building in Borodianka, Kyivska Oblast.
Damaged building in Borodianka, Kyivska Oblast. PHoto: UNOCHA

Ensuring continuing functioning of infrastructure

Denmark and UNDP have been longstanding strategic partners in promoting sustainable and inclusive development initiatives in Ukraine. In response to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, Denmark and UNDP have joined forces to assist the affected communities in Mykolaiv Oblast. The current collaboration focuses on ensuring the continuous functioning of infrastructure, critical services, and social institutions, which have been hampered by frequent shelling and attacks, and cannot work at full capacity.

“We are determined to assist Ukraine to overcome this challenging period together, including ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply and access to basic services,” Jens Martin Alsbirk, the Danish Chargé d’Affaires of Denmark in Ukraine said.


The transfer was performed within the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UNRPP).

Four United Nations agencies are implementing the UN RPP. They are UNDP, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).