VIII International Humanitarian Forum in Ugra will bring together more than 500 participants

On November 16-17, Khanty-Mansiysk will host the VIII International Humanitarian Forum "Civil Initiatives of the Regions of the 60th Parallel". This year it is dedicated to the theme of the multipolarity of the world.

The forum is organized by the Government of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug and the Foundation "Center for Civil and Social Initiatives of Ugra".

More than 500 residents and guests of the autonomous okrug, including those from China, Serbia and Belarus, will participate in the international event. About 50 experts, including at least 30 at the federal level, will speak at 35 venues.

"In the difficult time of global upheavals and contradictions, the non-profit sector seeks and finds unifying ideas that transcend the boundaries of countries and ideologies. Initiatives of socially active people are aimed at improving the quality of life, identifying and developing talented youth, strengthening friendship and building partnerships both within their region and outside the country. Ugra traditionally becomes a home for generating such ideas: at the forum "Civic Initiatives of Regions of the 60th Parallel" we accept the best federal and world experience and share our own", - said Dmitry Safiollin, General Director of the Foundation "Center for Civil and Social Initiatives of Ugra".

The International Humanitarian Forum is held in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug for the 8th time. In 2023, the organizers are focusing on the discussion of civil initiatives that unite the multipolar world. The event will bring together those who are concerned about the future and are already changing it today with their own hands. The best practices of Russia and the world, new projects, agreements, initiatives - all this at the forum will help "build bridges" between nations.

This year on the forum's margins the international women's patriotic club "Katyusha" will be presented. The round table will be held with the participation of the Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova, the Council of the Eurasian Women's Forum, the Union of Women of Russia, Rospatriot Center, Rossotrudnichestvo, the Eurasian Association of Women - Regional Leaders, the Talai Foundation, women leaders of patriotic associations, representatives of foreign countries.

This panel will present the photo exhibition "I love. I wait. Ugra" by the famous Ugra designer Elena Skakun tells about women who love their native land, who tell about their hero husbands, ordinary men, loving fathers, defenders. Also, the international marathon project "I love. I wait." Will be launched at the panel.

The participants of the "Good People" track are expected to attend motivational lectures, sessions and discussions revealing different aspects of volunteerism in Russia and Ugra.

Representatives of large businesses implementing their own corporate social responsibility programs are also invited to the forum. The purpose of the discussion is to involve employees of organizations in grant activities, integration of social activities of big business with the Ugra Governor's grant.

For the first time in the autonomous okrug, a crowdfunding school will be launched jointly with, the largest Russian platform. Representatives of the platform will discuss areas of cooperation and the nuances of using crowdfunding technology in the autonomous okrug with Ugra residents.

For social non-profit organizations, the forum will provide in-depth work on the real measurement of results from the social projects they implement. In real time, participants will have a chance to see the delayed, working and invisible effects of their work.

Active residents of Makeyevka, Ugra's sponsored city, will also participate in the forum. The delegation from the Donetsk People's Republic will include participants in the governor's grant competition, including recipients of regional financial support, as well as those who have already started implementing their socially significant projects.

It is at the forum "Civil Initiatives of the Regions of the 60th Parallel" that the names of the winners of the competition for the Ugra Governor's grant for individuals will be announced and the winners of the "Recognition" award and the Governor's award to encourage and support talented youth will be honored.

It is planned that on the margins of the forum a number of agreements significant for the development of the autonomous okrug will be signed, including agreements with the AVC (Association of Volunteer Centers) on the creation of the Ugra competence center on the basis of "Dobrino".