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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 3:45am

On February 28, 2014, eleven Azerbaijani civil society organizations (CSO) completed the Increasing Civil Society Organizations Effectiveness Training Program. The training was delivered by USAID’s Building Local Capacity for Development (BLCD) project from September 2013 through February 2014. The training focused on helping CSOs build practical skills and develop the tools and resources to enable them to implement development initiatives.

At the closing event, USAID Mission Director Brooke Isham emphasized the importance of such training that results in obtaining the knowledge and skills that are essential to manage a successful CSO.

USAID Launches Women’s Participation Program
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 10:00am

Nearly 60 stakeholders representing international organizations, local NGOs, Embassies and government entities gathered together to launch the Women’s Participation Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Women’s Participation Program seeks to improve the status of women in Azerbaijan by raising public awareness on issues that affect women and empowering more women to participate in decision making processes. Implemented by Counterpart International, the two-year program will fund six women’s rights NGO coalitions in projects that aim to:

USAID marks its 50-year achievements
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:00am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates its 50th anniversary. USAID's history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration's Point Four Program. On September 4, 1961, the Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act. The Act mandated the creation of an agency to administer economic assistance programs, and on November 3, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established USAID.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00am

The Governments of the United States of America and Azerbaijan have worked closely over the past six years to improve health care services for the population of Azerbaijan. Continuing this partnership, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched a new two-year health project – Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs (AZ SHIP).

Completion of CASC project in Azerbaijan
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:00am

Today, around 40 stakeholders came together to mark the successful completion of the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Save the Children. The goal of the conference was to draw attention to the difficulties faced by vulnerable populations, and highlight how their needs can be addressed in local communities by developing stronger support system for vulnerable children in Azerbaijan.

USAID and OSCE to combat human trafficking
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 10:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office in Baku today signed a grant agreement to co-operate on combating trafficking in persons and strengthen access to justice in Azerbaijan. Michael Greene, USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director, and Ambassador Koray Targay, Head of OSCE Office in Baku, signed the agreement.

A member of parliament is recognized for her support to the project
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:00am

After four years of successful collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other national partners, the Primary Health Care Strengthening (PHCS) project funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is ending in October 2011. Today the project held its final conference to mark its closing and speak about its successes in the past four years.

Azerbaijani Social Workers Explore the Turkish Child Protection Model
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:00am

Today, social workers from Azerbaijan shared the results of a successful study tour to Turkey organized by the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Save the Children. The goal of the tour, which took place from 15 to 19 August, was to strengthen collaboration between the Ministry of Education and local communities by developing stronger support for vulnerable children in Azerbaijan by observing best practices in Turkey in the sphere.

New Milk Collection Facility Opens in Goranboy
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:00am

A new milk collection facility was opened on May 19, 2011 in Veyisli village of Goranboy district that will allow dairy farmers in the Veyisli community to sell their milk to commercial processors, increasing income for local residents.

New USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director Arrives
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:00am

Michael Greene assumed his position as the new Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Azerbaijan.

Prior to being named as Mission Director, he served as Director of the Regional Platform for Western Afghanistan starting in 2009 where he oversaw all USAID stabilization and development field staff, activities, and office operations. He was the Director of the Office of Alternative Development Programs from 2005-2009, in Peru.

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