Anton BOCHAROV, Ukraine
PROJECT: ‘uLocal’ IDPs Assistance Platform for Legal and Psychological Support

Anton is passionate about providing new technologies into such spheres as fintech, edtech, and civil society. He is experienced as a Start-Up Creator and Project Manager.  Anton is also committed to civic activism and as such founded the Public Organization “Country of Digital Initiatives” which aims to bring digital education to citizens of Ukraine.  Indeed, Anton believes that continuous education is of vital importance to a strong and healthy society.  His ‘lifelong learning’ philosophy has driven him to make the most of educational opportunities for himself and consequently he has already taken courses from top Universities – Stanford and British Oxford.

Anton is interested in everything related to machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. He explores ways in which these can find solutions to the most urgent of society’s needs.

“Project uLocal is my attempt to help people who have lost everything due to the war. Using my knowledge, experience in project management, team building skills we can create modern service to help IDP’s with their issues” – Anton BOCHAROV

‘uLocal’ IDPs Assistance Platform for Legal and Psychological Support

Fellowship Summary: Development of a digital platform that will facilitate IDPs and those willing to offer assistance to IDPs (in terms of psychological support, legal counselling, and other services) to post requests and opportunities, enabling a volunteer-based matching of services with demands of IDPs.

uLocal is a matchmaking platform for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine, allowing them to find legal and psychological help.

It enables users to search for lawyers and psychologists in their proximity who meet their specific needs, by applying the relevant filters, including the area of expertise, services offered, and location.

uLocal platform also provides information about the lawyer or psychologist, such as their score based on customer reviews and ratings, on a detailed profile page.

Users can use a messaging function, to contact the professional securely or to leave feedback or review.

The platform has also a built-in discount system that allows users to pay for the services much less than average on the market.

Fellowship Programs 2022
Country Ukraine
Areas of Interest Community mobilisation
Service provision
Topics Civic tech & digital transformation
Responding to communities’ urgent needs
Support to IDPs and vulnerable groups
Project duration August 2022 - February 2023