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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:15am

Pristina, May 5 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced new assistance the United States government is providing Kosovo to further develop the nation’s highly competitive agricultural sector through grants to farmers and others within the agricultural value chain.

“Up to 60% of the population in Kosovo lives in rural areas, and it is critical that agriculture is further developed to enhance rural incomes. AGRO will build on the success of previous USAID agricultural programs to ensure that the sector provides a real living for the rural population, encouraging youth to remain in the community and see agriculture as an opportunity for business and not just for sustenance,” said USAID Mission Director Jim Hope.

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.

A teacher from Zekeria Rexha school in Gjakova during the filming.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:30pm

Brings More Kosovo Students into Digital Age: Over the past two years,the USAID Basic Education Program has succeeded in establishing student technical support clubs at 22 Kosovo primary schools to maintain the schools’ digital equipment and to train other young people to do the same. The initiative has become so popular that the RTK public television network has launched a 10-part series of programs called “21st Century Students”. The first episode was filmed at a school in Gjakovë/Djakovica and aired last Saturday (April 13).

USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket, U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson (middle) and Czech Ambassador Jiří Doležel
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 12:15pm

USAID and the Czech Development Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide more educational opportunities for Kosovo’s Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) community. U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and Czech Ambassador Jiří Doležel participated in the signing ceremony in Pristina on Monday, April 8, which is recognized as International Day of the Roma. The Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Office of the Coordinator of U.S.

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.

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