Hanna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. She is an alumnus of the Management Development programme in Crisis Communications at Kyiv Mohyla Business School (KMBS).

Passionate about behavioral communications, Hanna is working to make creative solutions for social projects.  She does this primarily as an expert in communications in the non-profit sector.

Hanna works as a Head of Communications at the Zagoriy Foundation. With her work, she is developing the culture of giving in Ukraine. She provides consultancy, gives lectures on communications, and contributes to the development of non-profit organizations through training and mentoring.

With her fellowship project, she wants to build connections between IDPs in Ukraine and other Ukrainians who provide help.

“I believe that creative digital solutions aimed at the target audience can motivate people to help. The right presentation, convenient solution, and relevant targeting can be the key to getting help for many people.” – Hanna NISHNIANIDZE


Fellowship Summary: The Fellowship objective is to create a Telegram ‘bot’ that will help mobilize citizens who already are willing to provide individual assistance to IDPs and match them with IDPs requesting assistance.

Telegram bot “Pakunochok” matches those who can help and those who need help – people who suffered from the war in Ukraine and became internally displaced after February 24, 2022.

This bot is a simple and understandable solution for those who want to help a specific person.

Pakunochok team collects and verifies applications from individual persons for food packages, baby products, and medicines, and then adds them to the telegram bot’s application database. After that, people who want to help can use the bot and get in touch 24/7 to send a box with everything the selected beneficiaries need.

In nine months of the project:

  • 1,002 people received help;
  • 365 boxes with assistance were sent, totally worth ≈UAH 260,000 and weighting ≈2,920 kg;
  • 321 volunteers took part in the project.

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