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Local NGOs to Conduct Democracy Projects in Albania
April 16, 2015

TIRANA--USAID and local NGO Assist Impact signed eight grant agreements today to support democracy in Albania. The grants seek to increase citizen’s participation in decision-making, support community building, and hold public officials accountable.

Assist Impact is currently implementing a three-year project called “Building Human and Institutional Capacities” which aims to support local NGOs, governmental agencies, and business associations to improve their capabilities and work more effectively.  Assist Impact, through a competitive process, has selected eight NGOs from across Albania. 

The selected NGOs include:

Three officials cut a cake
November 6, 2014

TIRANA, ALBANIA—Today, USAID and the University of Tirana celebrated with law students the 1st anniversary of the Legal Clinic. The University of Tirana Law Faculty (UTLF) Legal Clinic is one of the activities supported by USAID to improve legal education in Albania.

USAID and SHUKALB Launch New Water Project in Albania
November 5, 2014

TIRANA, ALBANIA--In the framework of National Water Week, 2-8 November, USAID and the Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB) organized a joint ceremony to launch the project “Sustainable Water Sector Capacity Development in Albania” in Tirana.

Group of civil society representatives sign documents
October 1, 2014

Today USAID and a local NGO, Assist Impact, signed seven grant agreement awards for empowerment projects for Albanian youth. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, Henry Jardine, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Bardhylka Kospiri, and Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Edmond Panariti, delivered remarks at the ceremony. The goal of the grants is to increase employment opportunities and empower youth to be active in society.

Three officials shake hands after signing a document
September 30, 2014

KAMZA, ALBANIA—Today, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Edmond Panariti, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, Bojan Bertoncelj, and the U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d'Affaires, Henry Jardine, delivered remarks at the Agriculture University of Tirana (AUT) to celebrate the launch of a joint Slovene-U.S project to construct a Vocational Education and Training Center for Albanian students.

Prime Minister Edit Rama delivers remarks
June 16, 2014

TIRANA, ALBANIA--Today, Ambassador Alexander Arvizu, Prime Minister Edi Rama, Minister of Interior Saimir Tahiri, and the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Deputy Minister Elona Gjebrea, supported the launch of "RAPORTO! SHPETO!" ("Report! Save!"), a USAID-supported anti-trafficking in persons smartphone application that is connected to Government of Albania's New National Hotline, "116006."  The Hotline "116006" is available for everyone to call in, free of charge, and report identified or suspected cases of trafficking.

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Last updated: April 16, 2015

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