On September 27, 2012 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), jointly with the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBAR) held a one day “Problem Loan Management” workshop for representatives of the local banking community to raise awareness among the private sector and bank regulators regarding the risks posed by non-performing loans and the methods by which these risks can be managed.
Fifty young men and women from Ganja, Samukh, Goygol, Goranboy and other neighboring regions of Azerbaijan participated in an Emerging Leaders camp conducted by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), from 4 to 7 August, 2012. The summer camp held in the Oguz district was organized by the Ganja-based Bridge to the Future organization, supported by the USAID-funded Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) implemented by NDI.
Twenty five employees of the State Committee for Women, Children and Family Affairs of Azerbaijan were trained in strategic planning and project management. The training, from July 18 to 27, 2012 was conducted by the USAID-funded Women’s Participation Program implemented by Counterpart International, USA. The objective of the training was to build the capacity of the participants to plan and manage effectively development programs funded by the Government of Azerbaijan and various donors.
19 Community Information Centers were handed over to local partnersthrough memorandums signed with them today. These centers, located in Shirvan, Imishli, Sumgait, Guba, Gazakh, Shaki, Ganja, Zagatala, Ismailli, Mingachevir, Lenkaran, Tovuz, Terter, Barda, Ujar, Goychay, Masalli, Khachmaz and Shemkir, were set up by IREX under the USAID-funded Azerbaijan New Media Project and hosted by local NGO partners.
On June 27, 2012, Save the Children, a partner of USAID’s “Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs” (AZ SHIP) Project, organized a one-day training on community fundraising for 7 members of the Community Action Group in Yengiyan Village of Zagatala District. The leader of the local religious community and the head of the municipality of the neighboring village also participated in the event.
On June 28, 2012, the USAID funded "Women Leadership in Local Governance" project trained 15 women to incorporate new leadership skills in their respective work with local government structures, businesses and NGO communities in the Yevlakh region. The deputy head of Yevlakh region Executive Power, USAID, local municipalities, community leaders, and women from local executive governmental structures, and local NGOs participated in the training and related presentation on the same day.
The Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is a unique region of Azerbaijan – not only it is geographically separated from the rest of the country, Nakhchivan also has its own government institutions, including an elected parliament and Ministry of Health (MOH).
On May 18-19, 2012, Integration of Azerbaijani Youth to Europe Organization, USAID’s partner implementing the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) in northern Azerbaijan, organized a two-day training session on Gender and Strategic Planning in Guba. Twenty two young men and women from Guba and the neighboring Khachmaz district participated.
On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with British Petroleum and its partners opened a new milk collection facility in Saritepe village (Shamkir District). The new facility will allow dairy farmers in the Saritepe community to sell their milk to commercial processors, increasing income for local residents.
Last updated: June 10, 2014