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July 16, 2015

BACKGROUND

The Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) is a two-year direct partnership with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE). WLA supports women leaders in increasing the participation of women in local governments and advancing gender equality agendas.

ACTIVITIES

WLA will support women holding or running for office in 2016 and it will work with political parties to nominate female candidates.  It also will create new partnerships and networks throughout Serbia to advocate for gender equality.

WLA will work with 125 women leaders from different political parties. It will provide leadership training to build the confidence and skills of women leaders, strengthen joint cross-sectoral work, and link women leaders with mentors.  It will work with mid- and high-ranking political party officials in order to advocate for changes in internal party procedures, producing affirmative measures for women. Additionally, WLA will launch a campaign to grow public and political party support for equal representation and for greater participation of women in politics.

Through these efforts, WLA aims to achieve long-term goals such as:

NALED and USAID Present a Competition for the Revitalization of Abandoned Public Spaces
April 16, 2014

BELGRADE – National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented a competition today for the transformation of abandoned public spaces (brownfield locations) into inspirational gathering places for young, entrepreneurial and talented people from the spheres of art, culture and education.

Employment Through Knowledge
March 28, 2014

NOVI SAD – The first ICT Cluster Academy was launched in Novi Sad today. Through training, specialized courses and practical work, the students of the Academy of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to find employment more easily. Upon completion of the six month training, the students will receive internships in firms that are members of the Vojvodina ICT Cluster.

USAID Strengthens Regional Investment Community through Angel Investing
February 25, 2014

Belgrade – A USAID-sponsored regional “Introducing Angel Investment” conference presented best practices in the area of angel investing with the goal of developing, improving, and professionalizing angel capital networks in Serbia and the region.  The conference was opened by USAID’s Mission Director Susan K. Fritz. Angel investors provide financial backing for small start-ups or entrepreneurs usually in exchange for an ownership stake in the business.

USAID Recognizes Three new Partners in Development
February 24, 2014

Belgrade – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a new approach to development that puts local organizations in charge through direct funding to Serbian government institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector.  In this way, the U.S. government also shows its confidence in the ability of these organizations to manage U.S. government funds effectively.  On Monday, February 24, during a reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence, U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and USAID/Serbia Mission Director Susan K.

USAID, in Partnership With the Ministry of Justice, Funds the Upgrade of the Novi Sad Misdemeanor Court Facility
February 19, 2014

NOVI SAD The Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković and the USAID Mission Director Susan K. Fritz visited the newly renovated Novi Sad Misdemeanor Court. This court, the second-largest in the country, was renovated with USAID funds. Dragomir Milojević, President of the High Court Council and the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Zoran Pašalić, President of the Appellate Misdemeanor Court also participated in the visit.                    

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