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A young woman shares her first hand experience as a new member of municipality.
July 28, 2015

Despite the fact that various types of gender-based discriminations are still happening in Azerbaijan, each year more Azerbaijani women feel self-confident and ambitious for taking leading positions and running for political seats. According to the Central Election Commission’s official statistics, municipal elections, held in December 2014 in Azerbaijan, resulted in an eight percent increase in women’s representation across the country – from twenty-seven percent in 2009 to thirty-five percent in 2014.

These achievements became possible due to the combined efforts of Azerbaijani local civil society and state agencies with support from the Women’s Participation Program (WPP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Counterpart International. Success is demonstrated by the 97 out of 401 women trained by WPP who assumed office in various regional municipalities.

Governments of Azerbaijan and the United States Cooperate to Advance Socio-Economic Development in Samukh
July 23, 2015

On July 23, 2015 residents of the Seyidler community of Samukh rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), U.S. Embassy and USAID representatives gathered to mark the successful completion of the community road rehabilitation project. The 370 meters of the community road was rehabilitated under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) project in close cooperation with the local NGO, UMID, and co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

Governments of Azerbaijan and the United States Cooperate to Advance Socio-Economic Development in Imishli
June 19, 2015

On June 19, 2015 residents of the Gobektala community of Imishli rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), and USAID representatives gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of a new medical facility. The facility was constructed under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) project in close cooperation with the local NGO, UMID, and co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

USAID/Azerbaijan’s Director of Democracy and Governance Office Christopher Schaffer addresses the participants
June 9, 2015

GAKH – On June 5, the USAID-supported Women’s Participation Program in partnership with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs of Azerbaijan organized a national conference dedicated to strengthening women’s participation in local self-governance.

 

 

Governments of Azerbaijan and the United States Cooperate to Advance Socio-Economic Development in Guba
May 21, 2015

GUBA – On May 19, residents of the Gam-Gam community of Guba rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), and U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Robert F. Cekuta, gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of four crossings over the Jagajug River. These crossings were constructed under local NGO, UMID, and co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

The conference identified new opportunities and initiatives for community development in regions of Azerbaijan.
May 13, 2015

GANJA - Nearly 120 participants attended a conference to discuss the community development process in Azerbaijan, the progress, challenges, and lessons learned in community mobilizing process and in implementing community socio-economic development projects.

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Last updated: July 28, 2015

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