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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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Teachers learning to bind books
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:15pm

As part of a broad program designed to improve basic education, USAID organized regional book-making workshops for teachers, most recently in Novo Brdo.

U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Rahovec Branch Court Supervising Judge Mizahir Shabani and Kosovo Judicial Council Chairman
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:45am

U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, along with the head of Kosovo's Judicial Council Enver Peci, chief State Prosecutor Ismet Kabashi, and local court officials, have inaugurated renovations to the Rahovec/Orahovac courthouse.

USAID Acting Mission Director Christopher Edwards addresses local officials and residents
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 11:15am

The residents of Caglavica/Cagllavice village in Gračanica/Graçanicë municipality have improved the life in their community through good local governance and good citizen cooperation with local officials to identify needs and priorities. On Friday, March 22, Deputy Mayor Igor Aritonović joined USAID Acting Mission Director Christopher Edwards in the inauguration of a new park and playground in Caglavica/Cagllavice, one of the largest villages in the municipality.

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 10:15am

The USAID Small Infrastructure for Water and Sanitation Program assisted the Government of Kosovo to publicize water conservation messages on March 22, which is World Water Day on the UN calendar.

Minister of Health Dr. Ferid Agani and USAID Acting Mission Director Christopher Edwards admire the new, child friendly medical
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 1:45pm

USAID Acting Mission Director Christopher Edwards and Kosovo’s Minister of Health Dr. Ferid Agani inaugurated a new pediatric emergency care facility on March 19, 2013 at the University Clinical Center of Kosovo in Pristina. The facility is the result of a partnership involving the Ministry of Health, which funded construction, Rotary Clubs in Kosovo, Turkey, and California and U.S. foundations Assist International and Project CURE, which provided equipment. USAID through the American International Health Alliance provided project design, furniture and training for medical staff.

U.S. Charge d’Affaires (center, right)) Kelly Degnan admires exhibits at the local governance conference in Pristina.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:30am

U.S. Charge d’Affaires Kelly Degnan addressed a conference in Pristina this week (March 20) on the importance of local government in investment and promotion and retention of businesses. The purpose of the conference, sponsored by USAID, the Ministry of Local Government Administration and the Investment Agency of Kosovo, was to establish closer coordination among the national government, agencies and local government in attracting investors. The Charge’ told the participants that all levels of government will have to work together to address the challenges to economic growth in Kosovo.

Tourism Albania Fair 2012 in Tirana, featuring some 300 exhibitors from Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 11:30am

A hospitality industry association supported by USAID is now functioning independently and has emerged as a major promoter of Kosovo as a tourist destination. The Kosovo Alternative Tourism Association (KATA) was founded in 2010 by a small group of hotel and travel agency owners as an alternative to the country’s national tourism association. USAID through its Kosovo Private Enterprise program assisted the nascent organization by sending the group to neighboring countries to learn more about best practices in alternative tourism.

Ms. Gezime Rexhepi, Owner of Bardha Kindergarten, addresses the gathering, 3/8/13.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 1:00pm

On a day dedicated to women everywhere, approximately 50 of Kosovo’s most accomplished women entrepreneurs gathered to share stories of their successes, as well as the challenges they still face.

The March 8 International Women’s Day networking event highlighted the significant contributions women have made in the development of Kosovo’s economy, including in the arts, agriculture, education, and manufacturing.

Sharing a moment with grant recipient of the USAID award
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 4:30pm

On March 1, 2013, the Innovation Center Kosovo (ICK) recognized six startup companies for their innovative ideas in businesses. The awardees include an internet service provider, a developer of educational software for kids, and a developer of videogames for the Facebook, iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms.

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