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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Pristina, September 15 - 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.

With this Amendment, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will obligate an additional $34,334,636 in funds to support a range of activities in Kosovo, including programs to support improved rule of law and governance, increased investment and private sector employment, and enhanced human capital.

This is the fourth amendment to the Agreement, which brings the total obligated amount to $75,328,664 in funding to support Kosovo’s development.

USAID, an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State, has provided economic and democracy and governance assistance worldwide for over 50 years. This year, USAID marks 15 years of partnering for positive change in Kosovo.

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Grantee speaks about her success as a result of USAID's assistance
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 3:15am

An architect became a successful designer, a teacher started a chalk producing business have one thing in common – they are all USAID beneficiaries. The successes of these two and many others were part of showcasing success that honored 356 young entrepreneurs at a ceremony held on September 10, 2013. 

USAID Marks International Literacy DAy
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 9:30am

The auditorium of Pristina’s largest hotel was packed on September 6 with children visiting the Annual Book Fair, organized to promote International Literacy Day. The Annual Book Fair this year highlighted Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kings’ famous speech.

Farmers Sold Six Tons of Fresh Berries at Pristina’s “Berry Days” Festival
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:15am

As part of second annual Berry Festival, fresh berries were displayed and sold in downtown Pristina August 12 through August 23, 2013. The event invited raspberry and blackberry producers to display and sell their bountiful harvest of freshly picked berries to the general public. Kosovar farmers sold more than 6 tons of berries during the 10-day event.

USAID provides opportunities for innovative technology
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 5:00am

Robokids camp organized on July 7 - 11 brought together 36 students from 16 Kosovo schools that have introduced robotics activities into their curriculum. The camp was tailored specifically to strengthen robotics and computer control skills for students of grades seven to grade nine.

Children drink water
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:30am

Some 15,100 residents of Malisheva town and surrounding villages will have potable drinking water running through their taps as of June 18, 2013. USAID through its activities has assisted rehabilitation of the pump station in Baje village thus supplying the town and surrounding villages with quality drinking water.

In support of Women, Half of the population - right representation
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 3:00am

Youth activists, members of youth forums, of different political parties, who led four advocacy campaigns using news social media, were presented with certificates for their innovation, leadership and work done by USAID.

Twenty-five activists were awarded certificates at the ceremony held on June 26, 2013. Minister of Health, Ferid Agani, Minister of Diaspora, Ibrahim Makolli, representatives from political parties and civil society were present at the ceremony.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket inquiring about electric circuit
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 5:00am

 

The last of 24 Professional Development Centers (PDC) opened in Junik on June 20. Maureen A. Shauket, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director and Agron Kuçi, Mayor of Junik unveiled the official plaque of this center for teachers in Junik.

Students enjoy a break at the University of Prishtina
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:00am

Facebook is helping the University of Prishtina (UP) move towards transparency and modernization. An initiative to collect ideas that can be implemented within 30 days has gathered some 60,000 viewers and some 200 recommendations related to improving the way the University communicates.

USAID Director and Minister of Agriculture tour the strawberry booths and talk to farmers
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 7:15am

 

Farmers across Kosovo gathered in Pristina to promote local produced strawberries on June 5 through June 8. The Strawberry Promotional Days are organized by USAID in partnership with Kosovo’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, to link Kosovo’s strawberry farmers with consumers. The promotional event should not only expand the market for fresh strawberries and jams, but also inspire more domestic farmers to begin cultivating the berries as well, according to officials.

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Last updated: July 11, 2014

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