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October 8, 2015

TIRANA, OCTOBER 8, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Albania, is seeking concept papers to implement activities to promote sustainable tourism in Albania. The purpose of the activities is to contribute to improvements in Albania’s tourism sector, including improvements to the country’s business enabling environment and workforce capacities, to serve as catalysts for job creation and economic growth. Over the next five years, USAID and Sida will invest USD 6 million, to be matched with USD 3 million of funds from ‎winning projects.

USAID Country Representative, Marcus A. Johnson; Head of Development Cooperation for Sweden, Birgitta Jansson; and Minister of Economy, Trade, and Tourism, Arben Ahmetaj, delivered remarks today at a ceremony to launch the Annual Program Statement, a call for concept papers and ideas.

Three officials cut a cake
November 6, 2014

TIRANA, ALBANIA—Today, USAID and the University of Tirana celebrated with law students the 1st anniversary of the Legal Clinic. The University of Tirana Law Faculty (UTLF) Legal Clinic is one of the activities supported by USAID to improve legal education in Albania.

USAID and SHUKALB Launch New Water Project in Albania
November 5, 2014

TIRANA, ALBANIA--In the framework of National Water Week, 2-8 November, USAID and the Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB) organized a joint ceremony to launch the project “Sustainable Water Sector Capacity Development in Albania” in Tirana.

Group of civil society representatives sign documents
October 1, 2014

Today USAID and a local NGO, Assist Impact, signed seven grant agreement awards for empowerment projects for Albanian youth. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, Henry Jardine, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Bardhylka Kospiri, and Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Edmond Panariti, delivered remarks at the ceremony. The goal of the grants is to increase employment opportunities and empower youth to be active in society.

Three officials shake hands after signing a document
September 30, 2014

KAMZA, ALBANIA—Today, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration, Edmond Panariti, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, Bojan Bertoncelj, and the U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d'Affaires, Henry Jardine, delivered remarks at the Agriculture University of Tirana (AUT) to celebrate the launch of a joint Slovene-U.S project to construct a Vocational Education and Training Center for Albanian students.

Prime Minister Edit Rama delivers remarks
June 16, 2014

TIRANA, ALBANIA--Today, Ambassador Alexander Arvizu, Prime Minister Edi Rama, Minister of Interior Saimir Tahiri, and the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Deputy Minister Elona Gjebrea, supported the launch of "RAPORTO! SHPETO!" ("Report! Save!"), a USAID-supported anti-trafficking in persons smartphone application that is connected to Government of Albania's New National Hotline, "116006."  The Hotline "116006" is available for everyone to call in, free of charge, and report identified or suspected cases of trafficking.


Last updated: October 13, 2015

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