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.
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.
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