Oksana Aliieva

Oksana Aliieva

Senior Associate, Ukraine Programme

About me

Oksana Aliieva joined the ECF’s Ukraine Programme in March 2023, which was established as a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 with the main goal to ensure green and climate-proof solutions in the post-war recovery of the country. Oksana’s focus within the programme is the green reconstruction of Ukraine and renewables’ place in it.

Before joining the ECF, Oksana worked for Ukrainian and international non-governmental institutions as a climate change and energy policy advisor, and later as a programme coordinator at the Heinrich Boell Foundation Kyiv Office. Paying particular attention to participation and stakeholder engagement, Oksana succeeded in bringing different constituencies on board of Ukraine’s energy transition discussion by facilitating in 2017-2018 Ukraine’s ever-first study on the potential of 100% renewable energy supply. The results of the study allowed to fundamentally shift narratives in Ukraine from “what is possible” to “how to achieve this”.

In her work, Oksana also focuses on issues of social and gender justice as imminent to climate change crisis solutions. She is one of the founders of Ukraine’s NGO Women’s Energy Club, working on bridging decarbonization and gender empowerment goals.

When Russia attacked Ukraine in 2022, Oksana and her family fled to Austria and settled there until the end of the war. In her everyday work, Oksana is driven a lot by the ECF’s values and vision of climate neutrality. Nevertheless, a big portion of motivation comes from the possibility to support Ukrainian partner organisations and society towards a green recovery.