On June 8, 2023, Nataliia Nestor, Deputy Director of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise, took part in the international interdisciplinary conference “Building resilience in challenging environments”. The conference was jointly organized by the National Aerospace University H. E. Zhukovsky “Kharkiv Aviation Institute” (Ukraine) and the University of Bristol (Great Britain).
The conference was held online and brought together leading scientists, experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss the challenges associated with maintaining resilience in difficult and unpredictable situations. The relevance of the conference is also dictated by the fact that today Ukraine is in the conditions of a full-scale invasion of russia in Ukraine, and the conflict and war have a serious impact on the stability and security of the country, its economy, social sphere, infrastructure and other spheres of life. The event gathered participants from Great Britain, Latvia, Georgia, Lithuania, Greece, India, Luxembourg, etc.
Welcoming remarks to the participants of the conference were addressed by Mykola Nechyporuk, First Vice-Rector of the National Aerospace University H. E. Zhukovsky “Kharkiv Aviation Institute” and Agnes Nairn, Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Cooperation, University of Bristol.
During the conference, Nataliia Nestor presented a report on “Challenges of forensic examination in the context of russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine”, focusing on the biggest challenges of forensic examination and forensic experts in the context of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Nataliia Nestor examined in detail the problems faced by Ukrainian experts in their work, in particular, the difficult conditions for preserving evidence, identifying traces and preserving its integrity. She also pointed to the need to develop new methods and approaches in the field of forensic science, which will help ensure the objectivity and accuracy of the results.
Conferences of this kind gather specialists, researchers and practitioners from various fields and provide an opportunity to share new methods, technologies and strategies, and promote the exchange of ideas and experiences. Thanks to such events, participants can discuss real problems and challenges they face in their work and look for ways to ensure resilience in difficult conditions. This, in turn, helps improve performance, efficiency and safety, fosters collaboration and provides opportunities for joint projects and research.