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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.

USAID and American Chamber of Commerce to Cooperate on Improving Investment Climate
April 12, 2011

On April 12, 2011 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on issues related to improving the investment climate in Azerbaijan. Jonathan Conly, USAID/Caucasus Mission Director, and Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu, AmCham Executive Director, signed the memorandum.

Youth with Disabilities Perform on the Stage
February 9, 2011

Nearly 40 young people with disabilities from Baku and the regions performed in the Fifth Annual “Life is Like a Show” Theater Festival of Youth with Disabilities, which took place today at the Actors’ House. The Festival was organized by "Independent Life" Center of Development and Aid and "Mushvig" Social Rehabilitation Center with support from the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs.

New Members of Parliament Attend Introductory Orientation Program
January 25, 2011

On January 25, 2011 newly-elected parliamentarians attended an Orientation Program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Parliamentary Program in Azerbaijan (PPA), in collaboration with the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of the Azerbaijan Republic.

U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires speaks at the signing ceremony
December 29, 2010

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
November 27, 2010

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.

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