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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.”

May 22, 2013

Skopje - The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with the Stiv Naumov Primary School and the Municipality of Bitola, celebrated the completion of renovations at the school. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by United States European Command (USEUCOM) and USAID, created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.

“Through this project, USAID is helping educators learn to better deal with diversity and multi-ethnic issues in the schools,” said Michael Stievater, USAID Democracy & Governance Office Director. “We’re also working with parents and other community members to promote tolerance, both inside the schools and in the larger community.” 

The USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project is assisting ten more communities and schools to improve their school facilities, including accessibility for students with disabilities. The project is a four-year, $5.2 milion initiative that is co-financed by USAID and USEUCOM, which will work with all relevant educational stakeholders in support of the Government of Macedonia’s efforts for ethnic integration. The project will build awareness and provide diversity training, technical assistance, and incentives to school boards, principals, teachers, and administration officials. For more information please visit: www.pmio.mk 

May 19, 2013

Skopje - Today in Bogdanci, the Climate Change Caravan organized by the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture (ACCA) project made its fourth of six stops in rural areas of the country. So far the Caravan organized three successful events in the villages of Novo Selo, Negorci and Bogdanci, reaching rural communities and educateing small farmers and other citizens about the anticipated effects of climate change, sharing strategies for adapting to these effects, and emphasizing the importance of proactive responses to them at the grassroots level. 

Motto of the Caravan written on a magnet, part of the promotional materials
May 15, 2013

Skopje - Today in Negorci village, the Climate Change Caravan organized by the USAID Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture (ACCA) project made its second of six stops in rural areas of the country. The Caravan was designed to reach rural communities and educate small farmers and other citizens about the anticipated effects of climate change, share strategies for adapting to these effects, and emphasize the importance of proactive responses to them at the grassroots level. 

May 15, 2013

 

Map of demonstration plots in Pelagonia region
May 13, 2013

Skopje - Today, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project launched the Grow More Corn initiative in Pelagonija, a first step towards modernizing corn production in that region. The initiative aims to increase the supply of locally grown feed corn by introducing farming practices that, together with drip irrigation systems, will increase up to four times the yield of corn per hectare. In the Pelagonija region, USAID is partnering with most of the region’s municipalities to carry out this initiative.

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