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August 11, 2014

Project Snapshot
Total Funding:  $50,000 
Project Duration:  May 2014 – May 2015
Implementing Partner:  Dajte Nam Sansu (Give Us a Chance) Association 

The Challenge
As a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is obliged to improve the quality of life of children and other persons with disabilities. But the state does little to fulfill its duty and responsibility to this group of citizens. As a result there is a lack of institutional support services for families of children with physical or developmental disabilities. Having to care for a child or other person with a disability precludes their ability to have a job outside the home, go to school, or have any kind of social or personal life. These caretakers – usually the mothers – become psychologically and physically exhausted, with no end or even temporary relief in sight.

April 28, 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a source, destination and transit country for men, women and children who are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Many of these women and children can be seen daily on the streets of Sarajevo and throughout the country. 

April 8, 2014

Sarajevo, April 7, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce that USAID is promoting tourism and natural resources in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and the potential economic opportunities in this sector, through its April campaign, “Tourism in BiH: Get on board! The possibilities are endless.”

March 4, 2014

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina (USAID/BiH), is seeking quotations from organizations or individuals with experience providing professional public relations services to help the Mission develop and implement a series of monthly public awareness campaign for nine months, beginning with April 2014, and related services, as more specifically described in Section B (Scope of Work) of this RFQ.

February 25, 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in 2010, but has made little progress in implementing it. People with disabilities represent one of the most vulnerable and hidden groups in the country. With no structured state system of social care or community-based services, they and their families have nowhere to turn for support. They are wrongly viewed as incapable of participating in everyday life and excluded from society and, worse, are often placed in institutions that are located in remote areas and further removed from society. This is not in the spirit of the Convention.

February 14, 2014

Under the auspices of a Cooperative Agreement between USAID and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC), NARUC has launched a partnership activity with three energy regulatory commissions of BiH: the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC), the Federation Electricity Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Republika Srpska Energy Regulatory Commission (RSERC). This partnership, funded by USAID/BiH, forms a part of NARUC’s Energy Regulatory and Security Program in Europe and Eurasia.

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