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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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