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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:15am

Pristina, February 27 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing the launch of a new activity to support vulnerable and marginalized groups in Kosovo and strengthen civil society’s role in influencing the development and implementation of policies affecting these communities.

"Working with marginalized communities is integral to our work in each of USAID's programs in Kosovo," said USAID Mission Director James Hope. "This program will use the knowledge we've gained in this work across various sectors to focus on meeting the specific needs of these vulnerable groups."

Engagement for Equity will provide sub-grants and targeted technical assistance to local civil society organizations working to protect the rights of women, the lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) community, people with disabilities, and youth.

James Hope Sworn In As Mission Director for Kosovo
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:00am

James “Jim” Hope was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Kosovo.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00am

Pristina, October 20 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing the launch of a major new activity (program) to support improving Kosovo’s ability to provide secure, cleaner, and affordable energy.

U.S. Government Continues with its Commitment to Support Kosovo’s Development
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:00am

USAID/Kosovo Acting Mission Director Chris Edwards and President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga today signed an amendment to the bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement signed between the two governments in December 2013.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development is launching the Property Rights Program designed to improve the property rights regime in Kosovo, strengthen rule of law and increase economic growth and investment in Kosovo.

15 year of Partnering for Positive Change in Kosovo
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:30am

Pristina, May 7- The U.S. Agency for International Development Mission in Kosovo is launching a new program to increase the engagement of all citizens in Kosovo’s institutions and society as a whole.

15 Years of Partnering for Positive Change in Kosovo
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

Gjakovë/Djakovica, April 16. Today, USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Jennifer Bachus joined the President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, and Mayor of Gjakovë/Djakovica Mimoza Kusari-Lila to launch the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Kosovo [http://www.usaid.gov/kosovo/history].

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development Mission in Kosovo is launching a new program to address the business environment in Kosovo. Partnerships for Development is a four-year activity that aims to enhance the enabling environment for Kosovo’s private sector to expand employment opportunities for the country’s citizens. The program works in partnership with the government and other partners to support Kosovo’s vision for economic growth by strengthening its institutions.

Celebrating International Mother Language Day
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:15am

On Friday, Maureen A. Shauket, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director visited a celebration activity for International Mother Language Day at the “Green School” in Pristina. USAID’s Basic Education Program invited teachers and students of different communities from Kosovo to create together an e-book in their mother tongues. The activity took place inside the “21st century classroom” which was created with USAID support.

USAID Promotes New Agricultural Opportunities in Štrpce/Shtërpcë
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:45am

Yesterday, the municipality of Štrpce/Shtërpcë held a donor’s conference to draw attention to a unique opportunity for expanding agricultural production in the region to include more “soft fruits” like raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.  USAID has supported soft fruit farmers in the Štrpce/Shtërpcë region through its New Opportunities for Agriculture (NOA) program and has seen great success there to date.

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