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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

GUBA – Today, thanks to joint efforts between Azerbaijan and the United States, residents of Guba district’s Zardabi village celebrated the completion of water access improvement project in the community. United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Economy, the local Executive Committee, and the municipal government representatives attended the event. USAID and the Government of Azerbaijan co-financed the project, which was managed by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).

“The United States is committed to partnering with Azerbaijan. By working together, we can achieve stability, democratic progress, and economic prosperity,” USAID Technical Office Director Randall Olson said during the opening ceremony. “A primary goal of the United States Agency for International Development is to help the Azerbaijani people come together to create solutions for themselves. And the residents of Zardabi can be proud that they have done just that. It is because of their efforts we are here today opening this new water improvement system.”

Community Development Leaders Meet To Discuss Progress
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 5:00am

GANJA – On May 13, nearly 120 participants gathered to discuss issues regarding community development in Azerbaijan, the progress, challenges, and lessons learned from their experience in mobilizing community resources to implementing community socio-economic development projects. The conference was organized by East-West Management Institute (EWMI) under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Azerbaijan.

U.S.-Azerbaijan Cooperation Addresses Socio-Economic Development in Samukh
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 4:45am

SAMUKH – On May 12, residents of the Gadili community of the Samukh district celebrated the completion of a project to improve water access in the community. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economy, the local Executive Committee, municipal government, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project was funded by USAID and the Azerbaijani government and implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA).

U.S.-Azerbaijan Cooperation Addresses Socio-Economic Development in Goranboy
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:45am

On May 5, residents of the Azizbayov community of the Goranboy district celebrated the completion of a new medical facility, which will improve healthcare for 930 people in the community.

The new heating system will provide a warm classroom environment to 340 children.
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:15am

On April 27, residents of the Ashaghi-Atuj community of Guba district gathered to celebrate the completion of a project to improve the heating system at the local school. They were joined by the representatives of the local Executive Committee and municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project was implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

U.S.-Azerbaijan Ccooperation through SEDA Project Addresses Socio-Economic Development in Khachmaz
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 6:00am

KHACHMAZ – On April 21, residents of the Yerguj community of Khachmaz district gathered to celebrate the completion of a road rehabilitation project. They were joined by representatives of the local Executive Committee and municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project was implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

Governments of Azerbaijan and the United States Cooperate to Advance Socio-Economic Development in Shirvan
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 11:30am

The Birlik community of Shirvan city completed a major roofing renovation that will enhance the quality of life for over 1,000 people. The project was implemented by the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) and co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

Ambassador Cekuta (center) tours the facility after the official opening.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 2:30am

IMISHLI – On February 10, residents of the Orujlu, Agamammadli and Jafarli communities in Imishli district gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of a milk collection facility. They were joined by representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy, and U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert F. Cekuta. The facility was constructed by a local non-governmental organization, UMID, and co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

Children join the opening of the renovated kindergarten in Cholbeshadli, Sabirabad.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:15am

The Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) project continues to bring Azerbaijani communities and local governments together, improving lives in villages around the country. Most recently villages in the regions of Sabirabad and Imishli, and Shirvan city completed projects to improve the learning environment for children and rehabilitate roads. The programs are co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

The new bridge will improve daily communication and school attendance for more than 40 families in the Surra community.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:45am

SHABRAN – On December 14, residents of the Surra community of Shabran rayon gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Davachi River. They were joined by representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), and U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert F. Cekuta. The bridge was constructed by a local NGO, UMID, and co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

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