TIRANA, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 Today USAID announced the launch of two new projects to support agriculture development in Albania. USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart introduced award recipients, AAC (Albanian Agriculture Competitiveness) Lushnje and Creative Business Solutions (CBS), in a ceremony attended by USAID/Washington’s Assistant Administrator of the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, Paige Alexander, and the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Edmond Panariti, and several representatives of agriculture businesses, banks, and business associa
TIRANE, AUGUST 20, 2013 Today the “Queen Geraldine” Maternity Hospital in collaboration with USAID’s Enabling Equitable Health Reforms Project, inaugurated an integrated package of interventions that the project has introduced in the Hospital.
PATOS, JULY 11, 2013 Today U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Alexander Arvizu and USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, traveled to Patos to visit several USAID projects in the region.
TIRANA, MAY 15, 2013 Albanian President, Bujar Nishani, opened this year’s National Court Leadership Conference organized by USAID’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST) in co-operation with the OSCE Presence in Albania and in partnership with the High Council of Justice and the Ministry of Justice. Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy, Henry Jardine, and the Minister of Justice, Eduard Halimi, also made opening remarks.
With support from the USAID’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), and in cooperation with the Law Faculty of the University of Tirana, the Serious Crimes First Instance Court organized today an Open Day at the court.
POGRADEC, MAY 8, 2013 USAID joined in the celebrations on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Albanian Justice Day by supporting the Pogradeci District Court to organize an Open Day at the court. This was the first such activity in the newly-refurbished courthouse inaugurated on December 3, 2012. The activities included a mock trial on a domestic violence case, and a court knowledge competition with the participation of local high school students, as well as a roundtable between members of the public and the court leadership and staff.
Finding judicial decisions in Albania is now much easier. The Magistrates’ Schools, with USAID support, has built an online portal which allows judges, prosecutors, lawyers, students and the general public to search a database of judicial decisions from 1999 to the present.
VORA, APRIL 15, 2013 U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Alexander Arvizu went to the “Mirësia” Wheelchair Factory in Vora to participate in a ceremony recognizing the Albanian Disability Rights Foundation’s (ADRF) and USAID’s work to support employment of people with disabilities, particularly Albanian youth. At the ceremony the Ambassador distributed certificates to young disabled persons who completed training in job coaching and counseling.
TIRANA, MARCH 28, 2013 The U.S. Embassy introduced today the U.S. Government programs that will support Albania's 2013 Parliamentary Elections. U.S. Ambassador to Tirana, Alexander Arvizu, Chairwoman of the Central Elections Commission, Lefteri Lleshi, Deputy Chair of the Central Elections Commission, Denar Biba, and representatives from civil society participated in the launch.
Last updated: October 24, 2013