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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:45am

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.

U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires speaks at the signing ceremony
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 11:00am

Nine Child and Family Support Centers have been handed over to the State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Issues under  an agreement signed today between the State Committee and Save the Children, culminating more than 6 years of close collaboration between the governments of Azerbaijan and the United States, with recent support from the European Union.

Senior laboratory assistant at a laboratory equipment
Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 11:00am

On 26 November 2010, a new modern Feed Analysis Laboratory was opened in Agjabedi, a town in the central region of Azerbaijan. The primary goal of the feed analysis laboratory is to increase milk production, daily weight gain for beef and poultry, as well as egg production in farms in the central region of the country, where the share of livestock and poultry rearing amounts to 50-60% of total farming activities.

USAID Acting Country Coordinator presents Certificate of Accomplishment to FMS Director
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 11:30am

On November 5, 2010 a team from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headed by Keith Simmons, USAID/Azerbaijan Acting Country Coordinator, visited the Financial Monitoring Service under the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan (FMS). The team met with Adishirin Gasimov, Director of the FMS, and the staff.

Group photo of the participants of the opening
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:00am

On Friday, October 8th,a fish feed mill was officially reopened at Girkhbulag Fish Farm, just outside of Sheki. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided a small grant supporting the rehabilitation of the feed mill to address the need of local fish farmers for high-quality trout and carp feed.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the launch of three new projects that will continue to help bring positive and lasting change to Azerbaijan and its people.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and AccessBank and DemirBank today announced a new 5-year collaboration that will make available up to $3.3 million in local currency financing for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in Azerbaijan, with a portion of the funding dedicated to the agriculture sector.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 11:45am

The 2nd Aquaculture Conference is underway in Zagatala district of Azerbaijan from October 6-8, 2010.  The goal of the Conference, which is sponsored by the Economic Growth Program of the Baku Office of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is to help develop Azerbaijan’s aquaculture sector.

A woman browses program material
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 11:00am

On September 23, 2010, a conference marking the closeout of the Azerbaijan Reproductive Health and Family Planning Project was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Results from 6 years of work were presented and recommendations for continued efforts to sustain improvements in the quality of Reproductive Health and Family Planning were made. The conference gathered officials from the Government of Azerbaijan, representatives of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implementing partners, as well as health workers from Baku and the regions.

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 11:15am

The Azerbaijan Reproductive Health & Family Planning (RH/FP) Project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by EngenderHealth in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan Medical University (AMU) and the Post-Graduate Training Institute hosted a presentation on the “Reproductive Health and Family Planning” manual on September 13, 2010.

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