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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:30am

TIRANA, ALBANIA—U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Donald Lu, joined today Albania’s Minister of Health, Ilir Beqaj, and members of the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections and for Sustainable Democracy (CFFE) to announce the finding and recommendations of a survey on primary healthcare facilities in Albania.  USAID provided funding to the organization to conduct a one-day, statistically based observation of health facilities nationwide.  The goal of the project was to support local civil society organizations to serve as watchdogs holding public institutions accountable to provide mandated public services.

Throughout the process, CFFE worked closely with the Ministry of Health and both the Minister of Health and the Prime Minister have tweeted results of the survey.  In his remarks, Ambassador Lu noted the Government of Albania’s support.  “It is impressive that this survey was done with the full support of the Ministry of Health and Minister Beqaj.  They asked for this data to focus their reforms and understand better where changes must be made.”

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. 

USAID, Albania, actuaries, actuarial science, financial sector reforms
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 (All day)

TIRANA, MAY 25, 2011     There is a growing number of professional actuaries in Albania, made possible through the USAID-funded Actuarial Training and Certification Program (ATCP).  Today, fourteen graduates received diplomas and certification to be licensed as professional actuaries to support Albania's growing insurance and banking sectors.  Actuaries are risk managers who provide important services to banks and non-banking financial organizations and provide added security and transparency within the financial system.

USAID, Albania, CLE, justice sector, legal profession in Albania
Thursday, May 12, 2011 (All day)

TIRANA, MAY 12, 2011     Today, USAID and the Albanian Chamber of Advocates signed a cooperation agreement to establish a Continuous Legal Education (CLE) program in Albania.  USAID/Albania’s Mission Director, Mr. Joseph Williams, and the Chairman of the Albanian National Chamber of Advocates (NCA), Mr. Maksim Haxhia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines USAID and NCA activities to establish the program over the coming years. The CLE program is an important pillar of justice sector reform in Albania and will help strengthen Albania’s legal profession.

USAID, Albania, Authentic Albania, Quality Mark, tourism, Albania tourism
Friday, April 29, 2011 - 5:45am

 
TIRANA, APRIL 29, 2011     Today, USAID’s Rritje Albania Program, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, and the Albanian Tourism Association (ATA), launched a new program to support Albania’s growing tourism industry.  The Authentic Albania quality mark awards program supports enterprises in Albania’s tourism industry by establishing quality hotel standards and building opportunities for tourism businesses.  The program will be the country’s first system that rates accommodation facilities in Albania. 

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:30am

TIRANA, APRIL 28, 2011   Today, the Center for Development and Democratization of Institutions (CDDI) presented its findings from recent activities monitoring the work of the Procurement Advocate (PA) in Albania.

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