TIRANA-JANUARY 9, 2013 Today, USAID celebrated the completion of its Albanian Cyber-Security Program, a two-year initiative that helped build the Government of Albania’s (GoA) capacity to prevent and respond to cyber-security incidents. USAID/Albania Mission Director, Mr. Jim Barnhart, and Albania’s Minister of Innovation and ICT, Mr.
TIRANA, DECEMBER 12, 2012 - USAID and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration signed today a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in planning and implementing a low emission development strategy to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases in Albania.
POGRADEC, DECEMBER 3, 2012 The new Pogradec District Court building was inuaguerated today by Chargė d'Affaires in Albania Henry Jardine during a ceremony attended by the Minister of Justice Eduard Halimi and the Vice Chair of the High Council of Justice, Elvis Cefa. The extensive reconstructions, which were paid for by the Albanian government with the support of USAID, addressed longstanding infrastructure problems. The ceremony highlighted the role the renovations will play in increasing transparency, efficiency, and accountability of the court.
Today, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, the Head of the EU Delegation of Albania, Ambassador Ettore Sequi, and USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, delivered remarks at the opening of an international conference on the independence of financial regulators .
TIRANA, OCTOBER 31, 2012 Today, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, the Head of the EU Delegation of Albania, Ambassador Ettore Sequi, and USAID/Albania Mission Director, Jim Barnhart, delivered remarks at the opening of an international conference on the independence of financial regulators . The purpose of the conference was to discuss growing evidence that independent regulators make regulations more effective and lead to smoother and more efficient operations of the market. International finance experts from EU and Balkan countries participated in panel discussions and presented case stu
KORCA, OCTOBER 13, 2012 USAID/Albania Mission Director, Mr. Jim Barnhart, Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Genc Ruli, delivered remarks today at the Korca Apple Festival held in Mançurisht village in Proger. The festival is organized by USAID’s Albanian Agriculture Competitiveness (AAC) program in collaboration with the Korça’s Regional Directorate of Agriculture. The event aims to promote apple as a produce-mark of the Korça region.
TIRANA, OCTOBER 10, 2012 The Minister of Innovation and ICT, Mr. Genc Pollo, the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Henry Jardine, the Chairman of the AADF, Mr. Michael Granoff, and representatives from Microsoft and Albtelecom delivered congratulatory remarks at the opening ceremony today for the PROTIK ICT Resource center. PROTIK was created as a public-private initiative with the cooperation of the Government of Albania, USAID, the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF), Microsoft Albania, Cisco, and Albtelecom.
TIRANA, OCTOBER 4, 2012 Today, the USAID Planning and Local Governance Project in Albania (PLGP) held the Conference on Fiscal Decentralization. Working both at the national policy level and at the local level, the USAID project aims to promote an inclusive dialogue and help build a bipartisan consensus on issues of strategic importance to local governments. U.S. Ambassador Alexander Arvizu, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, and President of the Albanian Association of Municipalities and Mayor of Tirana, Lulzim Basha, delivered remarks.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 Today the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the USAID’s Enabling Equitable Health Reforms project, organized a round table with the Health Reform Implementation Support Group to present successful hospital management improvement initiatives implemented in three pilot hospitals in Albania. Minister of Health Mr. Vangjel Tavo, chairman of the Group, and the USAID Mission Director, Mr. Jim Barnhart, delivered remarks at the opening of the meeting.
Last updated: October 24, 2013