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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:00am

The improvement of court efficiency brought together today a high level meeting of justice sector stakeholders at the Ministry of Justice, organized with the support of the USAID’s JuST project and the OSCE Presence in Albania.

In the focus of discussions was the experience of the Kruja District Court which is implementing since February active case management practices for avoiding unproductive hearings, wasted time and unnecessary delays which are not an uncommon experience in the Albanian judiciary. This pilot project entitled: “For Justice Without Delays” relies on better pretrial preparation and more attention to the principle that every court hearing should be a meaningful one. It includes specific targets for the Kruja District Court, such as reducing the number of court sessions from 14 to 4 in complex civil cases, and from almost 9 to 3 for criminal cases. The Kruja District Court initiative is strongly supported by the High Council of Justice and the Ministry of Justice. OSCE and USAID support includes help with process design, data collection and analysis, and information dissemination.

USAID, Albania, rule of law, corruption, Avokatia, bar journal
Friday, January 20, 2012 (All day)

TIRANA, JANUARY 20, 2012     With the support from the USAD’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), the National Chamber of Advocates (NCA) presented to its members today the first issue of Albania’s only professional bar journal, “Avokatia.”  The publication is one of a number of USAID-supported activities designed to help strengthen the professionalism and academic training of Albanian lawyers.

U.S. Shows Support for Albanian Magistrates School Graduates
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 10:00am

TIRANA, DECEMBER 22, 2011     Ambassador Arvizu delivered remarks and congratulated students at Thursday’s graduation ceremony at the Rectorate of Tirana University in Tirana.  The School has made important contributions to improving Albania’s justice sector, providing initial and continuous education for Albanian magistrates (judges and prosecutors). To date, 133 judges and 99 prosecutors have graduated from the School.

USAID Supports National Conference for Albania Garment Industry
Friday, December 16, 2011 (All day)

TIRANA, DECEMBER 21, 2011     On December 16, USAID/Albania co-sponsored Albania’s first national conference on the country’s garment and footwear industry.  Albania's garment and footwear manufacturers are important to the country’s economy both in terms of exports and employment. Yet, the future sustainability of the industry depends on their transitioning from fasson production to full cycle operations in order to meet EU market demands for quick turnaround time on small orders of high quality finished products.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:00am

KORÇA, OCTOBER 26, 2011     Today USAID’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST),in cooperation with the Albanian Foundation for Conflict Resolution (AFCR) held the first of three roundtables in Korça, with representatives from the Regional Chamber of Advocates, the local business community, and civil society organizations to encourage the use of mediation as an extrajudicial, faster and less costly alternative for resolution of conflicts between parties.

Public-Private Partnership Establishes Albania’s First ICT Training and Resource Center
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 10:15am

TIRANA, OCTOBER 24, 2011     Today, an alliance among the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF), the Government of Albania, USAID, Microsoft Albania, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Albtelecom, was formally announced in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Innovation and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).  Minister Genc Pollo, USAID/Albania Mission Director, Joseph Williams, and the Chairman of AADF, Michael Granoff, and representatives from Microsoft and Albtelecom, delivered remarks at the event.  This public-private partnership will establish Albania’s first ICT training

USAID, Albania, e-health, telemedicine,
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 (All day)


TIRANA,  SEPTEMBER 27, 2011     Today, U.S. Ambassador Alexander Arvizu, and Albania’s Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, officially opened Albania’s National Telemedicine Center at the Mother Theresa University Hospital in Tirana. The center will serve as the foundation for a national telemedicine and e-Health network in Albania that will directly address the issues of rural access, patient care, and medical education for health professionals

USAID, Albania, Carnegie Mellon, SEI, cyber-security, Ministry of Innovation and ICT in Albania.
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:15am

TIRANA, JUNE 13, 2011     Today, USAID launched the Albanian Cyber-Security Program, a one-year initiative that will build the Government of Albania’s (GoA) capacity to prevent and respond to cyber-security incidents.  USAID/Albania Mission Director, Mr. Joseph C. Williams, and Albania’s Minister of Innovation and ICT, Mr. Genc Pollo, delivered opening remarks at the ceremony. 


Last updated: January 26, 2015

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