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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.

Kindergartners in Baje Have a New Home
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:00am

On Friday, a new kindergarten was inaugurated in Baje village - the first of many Government–to-Government (G2G) activities to be developed between USAID and Kosovo’s local and central government institutions.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:00am

A new program launching this month will provide educational opportunities for hundreds of Kosovo’s rising leaders through scholarships, partnerships, and exchanges with American universities.  The United States Agency for Development (USAID) is in the process of procuring services to implement the Transformational Leadership Scholarships and Partnerships Program, a five-year program that aims to further develop a professional cadre of leaders who can drive significant economic, political, and social development in Kosovo.

USAID supports strong courts and improved access to justice in Kosovo
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 7:00am

On January 9, 2014, the Viti/Vitina Branch Court hosted a celebration to inaugurate its newly refurbished court building.  The court renovations were supported by USAID in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC).  The ceremony was officiated by USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket, KJC representative Agim Maliqi, and Gjilan/Gnjilane Basic Court President Zyhdi Haziri.

USAID and Central Election Commission sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 9:15am

Today, USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and President of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Valdete Daka signed a Memorandum of Understanding today in Pristina. The Memorandum of Understanding outlines USAID’s assistance to the CEC in conducting training for CEC members and the Secretariat of the Central Election Commission (CECS), as well as providing active procedural support, advice, and technical assistance in the field during elections.  

US Ambassador Jacobson and leaders from Kosovo’s judiciary cut the inaugural ribbon
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:45am

Today, U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson joined leaders from Kosovo’s judiciary in inaugurating the newly renovated Gllogovc/Glogovac branch of the Pristina Basic Court, the 21st court building refurbished in a joint effort by the governments of Kosovo, the United States, and Norway. 

USAID Committed to Support Kosovo’s Development
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:30am

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Tracey Ann Jacobson, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga today signed a bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement between the two governments.

Young film-makers proudly accepting the awards
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:30am

USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket presented “Junior Oscars” Awards to young Kosovar film-makers at a ceremony on Friday December 6, 2013. The third annual “Junior Oscars” competition  was held amongst 50 schools across Kosovo.  Today’s Award Ceremony attracted 200 students at the ODA Theater. The ceremony also included a screening the winning movies.

Supporting Transparent Rule of Law in Kosovo
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:00am

A tree planting and plaque unveiling ceremony marked the inauguration of the newly rehabilitated court in Dragash/Dragas. The event also included a lively discussion on the importance of the region’s environmental protection and its role in the general welfare of the area’s population.

USAID and Ministry of Justice Presented Private Enforcement Agents with Certificates of Completion
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 6:45am

Today, USAID Kosovo Mission Director, Maureen A. Shauket, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Hajredin Kuci awarded Certificates of Completion of Initial Professional Skills Training for potential Private Enforcement Agents.

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Last updated: July 11, 2014

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