Belgrade – On Tuesday, June 9, during a reception at the Ambassador's residence, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and United States Agency for International Development Mission Director Azza El-Abd recognized nine new partner organizations, from the civil society and private sector, that have been awarded direct grants by USAID.
Belgrade - At a press conference on June 3, 2015, USAID’s Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project and the Ministry of Justice launched an educational outreach campaign for the new Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers. It serves to educate the public on important concepts under the new Law that incorporates added protection mechanisms to shield whistleblowers from retaliation.
On Friday, April 24, approximately 50 people from civil society organizations throughout Serbia attended USAID's post-solicitation conference for its newly announced Annual Program Statement, Serbian Civil Society Partners. Through this second APS - which is essentially a standing, year-long call for proposals - USAID Serbia is soliciting applications from local NGOs to support democratic and economic development. USAID expects most grants to be in the range of $200-300,000 and be operational for a period of approximately two years.
On April 22, 2015, the USAID Mission Director Azza El-Abd and Mayor of Leskovac Goran Cvetanovic opened a pilot plant for new food product development at the Food Technology Park (FTP) in Leskovac. USAID provided $90,000 for the establishment of pilot plant, to enable food processors to develop new and improved products in a cost-efficient way.
On April 21, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and USAID formally launched a new two-year Divac Youth funds project that will support youth projects in nine municipalities. What makes this project unique is that the project funds are managed by youth who decide about the priorities in their local communities.
Last updated: June 23, 2015