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Michael Nehrbass
September 8, 2022

Prior to being named Mission Director, Mr. Nehrbass served as Deputy Mission Director in Pakistan. Prior to joining USAID/Pakistan, he oversaw stabilization, economic growth, and democracy and governance activities for USAID/Iraq.

USAID co-hosted Women’s National Business Conference
November 18, 2021

BAKU – As part of its efforts to promote women’s economic empowerment in Azerbaijan, on November 18, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Association of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Azerbaijan (AWEDA), with support from the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (KOBIA), co-hosted an event titled “Women’s National Business Conference/New Opportunities on the Horizon:  A Green Light for Women Entrepreneurs.” The conference, which is taking place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, discussed obstacles to women’s entrepreneurship and expl

U.S. Ambassador Opens USAID and IOM Training for First Responders on Identification of Victims of Trafficking
October 28, 2021

Yesterday morning, U.S. Ambassador Litzenberger launched a Training for First Responders on Identification of Victims of Trafficking hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The three-day training, which is part of USAID’s “Countering Trafficking in Persons Activity,” provides attendees with additional skills and knowledge concerning the detection, identification, and referral of victims of trafficking, forced labor, and exploitation.  

USAID and the Small and Medium Business Development Agency Sign Memorandum of Understanding
July 8, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to support development of the business environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). By working together, USAID and SMBDA will support reforms that promote a more competitive and favorable business environment, allowing local SMEs to increase yields, quality, and diversify their sales markets, leading to higher incomes and resiliency from economic crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. 

United States Provides an Additional $1 Million for COVID-19 Response in Azerbaijan
July 2, 2021

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Lee Litzenberger participated in the delivery of three mobile clinics in Shamakhi which will provide essential health services to rural and vulnerable Azerbaijani communities. These mobile clinics will serve thousands of people in Shamakhi and surrounding villages every year by helping with early diagnosis of preventable diseases, bringing treatment to underserved rural communities, and saving lives. The mobile clinics were procured by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British Embassy in Baku under the PROACT-Care project implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) Azerbaijan. 

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