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.
TIRANA, MARCH 15, 2013 With the support from the USAD’s Competitive Enterprise Development project (Rritje Albania), Microsoft Albania, and Albania’s Ministries of Education and Science and Innovation and ICT, Albania held its second Imagine Cup Competition to support technology and innovation to advance economic and social developments in Albania.
DURRES, MARCH 15, 2013 Durres is now the second appellate district in Albania to have the digital audio recording (DAR) system function in both the district and appellate courts. Following this milestone, the USAID’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST) which is supporting DAR implementation in every Albanian courtroom, organized today the second Regional Court Leadership Conference.
With the support of USAID, through the Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), and in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania (AmCham), the Law Faculty of the University of Tirana organized for the first time a “Career Day” in its premises, today.
TIRANA, MARCH 12, 2013 With the support of USAID, through the Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), and in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania (AmCham), the Law Faculty of the University of Tirana organized today the first “Career Day” for its students. The Dean of the Faculty, Altin Shegani, the USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, and AmCham Albania Executive Director, Floreta Luli-Faber were on hand for the ceremonial opening.
TIRANA, February 15, 2013 Today, U.S. Ambassador Mr. Alexander Arvizu and the Minister of Health, Vangjel Tavo, delivered remarks at a roundtable held at the Tirana University Hospital Obstetrics-Gynecology "Queen Geraldine". Hospital Director, Halim Kosova, presented the results of a patient satisfaction survey conducted over a two-year period. With the support of USAID’s health governance project (EEHR), the hospital is introducing a more patient-centered approach to hospital management.
TIRANA, February 15, 2013 Today, USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, and the General Inspector, Mimoza Hajdarmataj, signed an agreement to support Albania’s E-Inspection system. Minister of Innovation and ICT, Genc Pollo, delivered remarks on the importance of e-governance initiatives to an open government and the role of the Central Inspectorate in increasing transparency. Barnhart highlighted the importance of the inspection reform process and the fact that, for the first time, the U.S.
TIRANA-JANUARY 29, 2013 U.S. Ambassador Alexander Arvizu attended today the launch of the newly-established Association of Journalists for Justice (SHGD) and its independent online media venue for the publication of investigative stories in Albania. USAID, through its Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), is working with journalists to increase reporting and to conduct investigative journalism. In forming an association, journalists will be able to advocate for and protect their rights as well as to manage an independent media source for reports.
Last updated: October 24, 2013