Capacity Building and Education

Capacity building and education occur on many levels and are coordinated with schools, municipalities, or platforms like Ro3kvit. An interesting initiative is led by Professor Thomas Rohner from Bern University of Applied Sciences—School of Architecture, Wood, and Civil Engineering in Biel. He established a CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) Program named CAS Rebuild Ukraine, where Ukrainian women with a background or professional affinity in the construction sector are trained in sustainable rebuilding, circular economy, energy efficiency, damage assessment, supply chain planning, water, and electricity management. Additionally, various courses, based in different institutes of ETH Zurich, are taking place in collaboration with Ukrainian educational, research, and government institutions to exchange knowledge and enrich capacities for a more resilient future reconstruction of Ukraine.