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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.

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.

Celebrating International Children Day and Milk Day
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 8:45am

Hundreds of school children in Kosovo marked World Milk Day on June 1 in downtown Pristina by enjoying free samples of locally produced milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream. The annual event highlighted the gains Kosovo’s dairy industry continues to make in rebuilding since the 1998-’99 armed conflict. USAID plays a major role in those efforts.

U.S. Coordinator of Assistance for Europe and Eurasia Daniel Rosenblum (left), World Bank Country Director for Southeast Europe
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 1:30pm

International donors came together in Pristina for a May 14th conference on sustainable energy for Kosovo. The conference was hosted by the Kosovo government in cooperation with the World Bank and the European Union.  The U.S. Coordinator of Assistance for Europe and Eurasia Daniel Rosenblum joined Joost Korte, EU Deputy Director-General of Enlargement, and Ellen Goldstein, World Bank Country Director for Southeast Europe, in pledging some $200 million to the development of Kosovo's energy sector.

Officials cut the inaugural ribbon of the newly rehabilitated court in Lipjan
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:00am

USAID continues to assist the Kosovo Judicial Council and the courts to implement their reorganization efforts to improve court efficiency and transparency.  The reform focuses on the implementation of procedural and administrative changes, as well as court facility upgrades. 

In that regard, on May 13 Kosovo judicial leaders, together with representatives of the U.S. and Norway, inaugurated the newly renovated Lipjan/Lipljan Branch Court of the Pristina Basic Court. 

Kosovo blueberries - USAID expert explains to climatic conditions for growing blueberries
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:00am

High-bush blueberries are a fast-emerging crop with bright future and great marketing opportunities in the region. At present, there are around 20 small blueberry plantations in northern Kosovo, but current or potential growers face challenges such as a lack of technical knowledge, marketing and financial information, and advisory assistance.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket with students of dental school in Mitrovicë on the Global Youth Service Day celebration
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:00am

 

Global Youth Service Day Celebrated in Kosovo

Sports Center in Vushtrri/Vuctirn was bustling with youth on the morning of April 25th known as Global Youth and Service Day. Kosovo youth were celebrating this day by exhibiting their works and projects in chemistry, biology, architecture, arts and culture, social work and other fields.

Over 120 young people participated in the opening of the three-day Science and Technology Fair. Youth from different municipalities presented their knowledge to the visitors.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket and Minister of Trade and Industry Mimoza Kusari-Lila sign the MOU
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00am

 

USAID Providing More Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs

Some 296 youngsters, all USAID grant beneficiaries, will be able to present their products and services at an Entrepreneurs Fair in May, 2013. This was made possible following a Memorandum of Understanding signed by USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket and Deputy Prime Minister of Economy and Minister of Trade and Industry Kusari-Lila on April 22.

US Charge D'Affaires Kelly Degnan tests the bottle crusher on Earth Day
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:45am

 

Kosovo celebrates Earth Day

Students and teachers of Elena Gjika, Naim Frasheri and Hilmi Rakovica schools in Pristina were enthusiastic to demonstrate their knowledge and work about environment protection to citizens passing by Mother Teresa Street, the busiest street in Pristina.

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