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USAID and Ecolog Launch Support Fund for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs
March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 in Tetovo, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project together with Ecolog, an international integrated services company, launched the Support Fund for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs. Each partner has contributed $15,000 to establish the fund, which will help small businesses increase their capacities, create more jobs, and improve livelihoods and lives in the Polog region.

“An investment in the Support Fund for Women and Youth-run Businesses is an investment in the people of Polog, and it benefits all the people of the region,” said U.S. Ambassador Paul Wohlers. He added, “I strongly urge other businesses to follow Ecolog’s lead with a contribution to the Support Fund for Women and Youth-run Businesses.”

Readers Are Leaders
September 11, 2013

On September 11th, 2013, the new Readers Are Leaders Project was launched in the National and University Library “St.Klement of Ohrid” in Skopje. Representatives from the Bureau for Development of Education, State Examinations Center, other education stakeholders, international organizations, local NGOs, as well as local authorities, teachers, parents and community members attended the launch.

Diaspora Invest
July 24, 2013

07/24/2013, The Polog Diaspora met in Gostivar to discuss what should be done in order to expand diaspora investment in the Polog region. The event, a traditional Iftar dinner, was opened by Mrs. Teuta Arifi, Mayor of the Municipality of Tetovo, Mr. Nevzet Bejta, Mayor of the Municipality of Gostivar, and Mr. Menderes Kuci, the President of Economic Chamber of North-West.

July 3, 2013

The first collection center for wild herbs and mushrooms in the Municipality of Bogovinje was opened today in v. Pirok. The collection center, owned by local company MEBI-PRIMA, is being opened with the support of USAID’s Small Business Expansion Project, in partnership with the Municipality of Bogovinje and PE Macedonian Forests.

June 26, 2013
Start date:  June 26, 2013
Duration:  34 months    
Project budget:  $671,109            
Implementer:  Macedonian Center for International Cooperation

Objectives

The overall program goal is democratic Macedonia free of corruption.

June 20, 2013

Skopje - Today, in cooperation with the Municipality of Tetovo, USAID gathered business and NGO representatives as well as members of the public to present the activities and first results of the USAID Persons With Disabilities Internship and Employment Project.  The project aims to get companies and other stakeholders involved in future activities, and encourage wider employment of people with disabilities.

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Last updated: April 01, 2014

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