FSVC Chairman Bill Donaldson and FSVC CEO and President Andy Spindler present the “Volunteer of the Year Award” to volunteer experts Amanda Hiller and Nonie Manion.
On Monday, USAID and AAC-Lushnja were in Cukalat, Berat with olive growers, school students and local government representative, at a special activity to showcase the use of good practices in harvesting, transporting and processing of olive oil. Everyone also has a lesson from Albania Olive Oil Taste Panel on how to discern high quality extra virgin olive oil. Thank you to "Bujar" olive oil factory for hosting this special event!
USAID signed a follow on award with UNDP to continue Support for Territorial Administrative Reform, a multi-donor funded project to enhance efficiency and quality of local public services to the citizens, to increase financial efficiency and resources for the local government units, improve the mechanisms of representative democracy, and strengthen the instruments of direct democracy, and to operationalize TAR.
On October 13, USAID Representative, Catherine Johnson, attended a closing ceremony for USAID’s interventions to Albania’s livestock sector in areas affected by the 2015 flooding. At the ceremony, four ultrasound machines were donated, allowing for the proper and efficient detection of pregnancy. The donation was one of several activities organized by the Livestock Entrepreneurs Association of Albania to support farmers who lost livestock during the February 2015 flooding.
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Today, mayors from Albania’s 61 municipalities and representatives from the Ministries of State for Local Issues, Economy and Finance, and NGOs participated in a conference on decentralization reforms. The conference marks the one year anniversary of the 2015 passage of Territorial Administrative Reform.
Last updated: December 23, 2016