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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 12, 2014 - James “Jim” Hope was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Kosovo. USAID Deputy Administrator Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt administered the oath.

As Mission Director for Kosovo, Mr. Hope will be responsible for managing USAID’s program supporting Kosovo’s efforts to strengthen democratic practices and institutions and increase economic growth. USAID was one of the first international donors on the ground in the immediate aftermath of the war in 1999, and remains one of Kosovo’s biggest financial backers. Mr. Hope will oversee USAID’s portion of that assistance.

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.

Berries and salads are among the top foods against cancer.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:00pm

Pristina, October 31, 2013.  Berries and salads are among the top foods against cancer. In recognition of the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, USAID/Kosovo on October 31 delivered these healthy locally produced fruits and vegetables known as anti-oxidants to the patients of the Pristina Oncology Institute.  USAID used this opportunity to help stress the importance of good nutrition practices in the fight against breast cancer.

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Last updated: July 11, 2014

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