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Learning (CLA) and Communications Director Viktoriia Gultai

Viktoriia Gultai is a highly accomplished Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) and Communications specialist with over fifteen years of experience in the field. With a background in International Relations, specializing in International Organizations, Viktoriia has held various CLA and Communications positions for projects supported by USAID, GIZ, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB, and Malaria.

Her expertise lies in the strategic application of CLA and the Market Systems Development approach, as well as in the design and execution of public outreach campaigns aimed at promoting behavior change and spearheading governmental reforms in agriculture and public health.

In her current role as the Learning (CLA) and Communications Director for the USAID AGRO Activity in Kyiv, Ukraine, Viktoriia leads a diverse team responsible for Adaptive Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL), Communications, Private Sector Engagement, and Gender Equality and Social Responsibility (GESI). Her responsibilities include overseeing the design of AGRO’s cross-cutting objectives, managing MEL plans, organizing and drawing lessons from AGRO’s activities, and serving as a primary resource for AGRO on the Market Systems approach.

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Thriving and Learning Amidst Adversity in Ukraine

In fragile and conflict-affected regions, development projects encounter unique difficulties that require innovative solutions. The USAID Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities (AGRO) project, which Chemonics began implementing in 2019, was designed to accelerate the economic development of rural Ukrainian communities with the greatest need through a better governed agricultural sector that encourages more productive, modern, and…

Contingency Plan for USAID AGRO Activity In Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a brutal, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The USAID Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities (AGRO) Activity, which was not designed to carry out programming during a war, managed to tailor its interventions promptly and effectively to the new context using collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) tools of scenario planning and adaptive management.

Case Study: Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Amid the War in Ukraine

To allow for greater flexibility in responding to changes in Ukraine’s operating environment and to ensure successful activity implementation, AGRO has placed collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) at the center of its planning, implementation, and evaluation practices.