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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:45am

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.

Gam-Gam is located in a mountainous area 35 km from Guba center. The Jagajug River runs through Gam-Gam splitting  the village apart, which complicates daily transportation. The situation worsens during the rainy season as there are no bridges at key crossing points. This often affects attendance of many children in school.

To address this issue, the community through the Gam-Gam Community Development Council worked with the SEDA project to construct four bridge crossings over the river system allowing Gam-Gam residents safe and comfortable travel.

The conference identified new opportunities and initiatives for community development in regions of Azerbaijan.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

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.

Water Supply in Azerbaijan: Moving Forward in the Right Direction
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (All day)

The efficient supply of potable water is one of the main preconditions for quality of life for every family and for the operation of businesses. In Azerbaijan, water is supplied both to household and commercial consumers by Azersu, the sole water supplier in Azerbaijan. The company has over one million customers, of which about 30,000 are businesses.

“Empowerment for Women - Progress for Society!” conference brought together key stakeholders to discuss gender-based violence an
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:30am

Gender-based violence and early marriages are issues faced by many countries around the world.

GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND AZERBAIJAN COOPERATE TO ADVANCE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGIONS
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

Today, residents of the Garalar community of Sabirabad rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and USAID gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of a new medical facility.

Ambassador Chahtahtinsky (left) and Chargé d’Affaires Hogan (right) shake hands after signing the declaration.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Project Co-ordinator in Baku today signed a Declaration to co-operate on and support combating human trafficking in Azerbaijan. The Declaration was signed by Dereck Hogan, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Baku, and Ambassador Alexis Chahtahtinsky, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku.

Azerbaijani Government Officials and CSO Leaders Learn about Bulgarian Civil Society.
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:45am

The new law on public participation, which entered into force in June 2014, opened up new avenues for increased engagement by civil society organizations (CSOs) and other interested actors in policy-making and implementation in Azerbaijan. 

The Governments of Azerbaijan and the United States Work Towards Increasing Public Participation in Azerbaijan
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:00am

Nearly 80 participants, including Members of Parliament, Heads of local Executive Committees from the Ganja-Gazakh economic region, municipal officials, local civil society organizations and international experts participated in the “Public Participation in Azerbaijan: International and National Best Practices” National Conference held in Ganja today.

Women Leadership in Local Governance
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:00am

Today, nearly 60 representatives of various state agencies, municipalities, civil society and media participated in the “Women’s Leadership in Local Self-Governance” Conference. The conference was organized by the USAID-supported Women’s Participation Program in partnership with the State Committee on Family, Women and Children Affairs of Azerbaijan and with technical support from the National Association of City and District Municipalities.

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:15am

Through the USAID-funded Women’s Participation Program, Counterpart International arranged a study tour for Azerbaijani women social workers from the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs to Ankara, Turkey on June 16-23, 2014. The seven-day study tour provided a unique opportunity for an educational work exchange for seven Azerbaijani participants to interact with their Turkish colleagues to improve care and rehabilitation services to women victims of domestic violence.

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Last updated: April 16, 2015

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