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15 Years of Partnering for Positive Change in Kosovo
April 16, 2014

Gjakovë/Djakovica, April 16. Today, USAID Mission Director Maureen A. Shauket and U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Jennifer Bachus joined the President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, and Mayor of Gjakovë/Djakovica Mimoza Kusari-Lila to launch the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Kosovo [http://www.usaid.gov/kosovo/history].

“USAID through years has been and remains a friend for the people of Kosovo, a partner of Kosovo’s institutions, private sector and civil society, always with the aim of supporting establishment of the foundation of a state that guarantess development, wellbeing and security,” President Jahjaga told the crowd gathered in the Asim Vokshi Center in Gjakovë/Djakovica for the opening ceremony. Following the opening remarks, the President, Mission Director, DCM and Mayor toured booths hosted by beneficiaries from various USAID programs in the Gjakovë/Djakovica region.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket inquiring about electric circuit
June 26, 2013

 

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
June 20, 2013

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
June 11, 2013

 

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
June 5, 2013

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
May 20, 2013

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.

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Last updated: April 16, 2014

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