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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 8:00am

BEYLAGAN – On July 19 and 20, villages in Beylagan district celebrated the completion of multiple electricity and livestock management projects. The ceremonies were attended by representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Embassy, local Executive Committee, and municipal government. The projects were co-financed by USAID and the Government of Azerbaijan and implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA).  

With support from EWMI, Ashaghi Chamanli, Ashigalilar, Gahramanli, and Orangala village residents improved the aging electrical infrastructure of their communities to ensure the growing population of Beylagan district will have access to electricity. The communities replaced more than 14,000 meters of old electrical wires with modern cable and installed 309 new poles, benefitting nearly 5,300 people in all four villages. 

USAID/Azerbaijan’s Director of Democracy and Governance Office Christopher Schaffer addresses the participants
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 5:45am

GAKH – On June 5, the USAID-supported Women’s Participation Program in partnership with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children’s Affairs of Azerbaijan organized a national conference dedicated to strengthening women’s participation in local self-governance.

 

 

Governments of Azerbaijan and the United States Cooperate to Advance Socio-Economic Development in Guba
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:45am

GUBA – On May 19, residents of the Gam-Gam community of Guba rayon, 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, gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of four crossings over the Jagajug River. These crossings were constructed under local NGO, UMID, and co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

The conference identified new opportunities and initiatives for community development in regions of Azerbaijan.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

GANJA - Nearly 120 participants attended a conference to discuss the community development process in Azerbaijan, the progress, challenges, and lessons learned in community mobilizing process and in implementing community socio-economic development projects.

Water Supply in Azerbaijan: Moving Forward in the Right Direction
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (All day)

The efficient supply of potable water is one of the main preconditions for quality of life for every family and for the operation of businesses. In Azerbaijan, water is supplied both to household and commercial consumers by Azersu, the sole water supplier in Azerbaijan. The company has over one million customers, of which about 30,000 are businesses.

“Empowerment for Women - Progress for Society!” conference brought together key stakeholders to discuss gender-based violence an
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:30am

Gender-based violence and early marriages are issues faced by many countries around the world.

GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND AZERBAIJAN COOPERATE TO ADVANCE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGIONS
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

Today, residents of the Garalar community of Sabirabad rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and USAID gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of a new medical facility.

Ambassador Chahtahtinsky (left) and Chargé d’Affaires Hogan (right) shake hands after signing the declaration.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Project Co-ordinator in Baku today signed a Declaration to co-operate on and support combating human trafficking in Azerbaijan. The Declaration was signed by Dereck Hogan, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Baku, and Ambassador Alexis Chahtahtinsky, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku.

Azerbaijani Government Officials and CSO Leaders Learn about Bulgarian Civil Society.
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:45am

The new law on public participation, which entered into force in June 2014, opened up new avenues for increased engagement by civil society organizations (CSOs) and other interested actors in policy-making and implementation in Azerbaijan. 

The Governments of Azerbaijan and the United States Work Towards Increasing Public Participation in Azerbaijan
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:00am

Nearly 80 participants, including Members of Parliament, Heads of local Executive Committees from the Ganja-Gazakh economic region, municipal officials, local civil society organizations and international experts participated in the “Public Participation in Azerbaijan: International and National Best Practices” National Conference held in Ganja today.

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Last updated: April 16, 2015

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