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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

SABIRABAD – Today, due to joint efforts between Azerbaijan and the United States, residents of the Surra community of Sabirabad district celebrated the completion of a road renovation project.  The opening ceremony was attended by Mrs. Anne Cekuta, spouse of U.S. Ambassador Cekuta, along with representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Economy, the local Executive Committee, and the municipal government.  USAID and the Azerbaijani government co-financed the renovation of the road, which was managed by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) in close cooperation with UMID, a local non-governmental organization.

”The United States is committed to helping the Azerbaijani people.” Mrs. Cekuta said during the opening ceremony.  “This project shows the sincere dedication the American people have to the people of Azerbaijan.” 

The renovated 500-meter road will improve living conditions for more than 1,300 people in the Surra community. The new road will reduce the time and cost of transportation, increase school attendance, improve emergency response time, and provide easier access to Sabirabad.

Ambassador Cekuta addresses the conference.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:30am

BAKU – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored a conference on “The Development of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan” as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Baku Business Center.

DCM Hogan distributes toys to children.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 6:15am

SABIRABAD – On October 2, residents of the Akhiskha community of Sabirabad rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), U.S. Embassy and the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) gathered to mark the successful completion of the renovation of a kindergarten.

Mikaela Meredith
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:00am

BAKU - Ms. Mikaela Meredith assumed her position as the new Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Azerbaijan.

Prior to being named Mission Director, Ms. Meredith served in three senior leadership roles in Washington, DC. Her 25 year career with USAID included assignments in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. 

A young woman shares her first hand experience as a new member of municipality.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:45am

Despite the fact that various types of gender-based discriminations are still happening in Azerbaijan, each year more Azerbaijani women feel self-confident and ambitious for taking leading positions and running for political seats. According to the Central Election Commission’s official statistics, municipal elections, held in December 2014 in Azerbaijan, resulted in an eight percent increase in women’s representation across the country – from twenty-seven percent in 2009 to thirty-five percent in 2014.

Governments of Azerbaijan and the United States Cooperate to Advance Socio-Economic Development in Samukh
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 11:45pm

On July 23, 2015 residents of the Seyidler community of Samukh rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), U.S. Embassy and USAID representatives gathered to mark the successful completion of the community road rehabilitation project. The 370 meters of the community road was rehabilitated under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) project in close cooperation with the local NGO, UMID, and 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 Imishli
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 2:15pm

On June 19, 2015 residents of the Gobektala community of Imishli rayon, representatives of the local ExCom and the municipality, officials from the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), and USAID representatives gathered to mark the successful completion of the construction of a new medical facility. The facility was constructed under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) project in close cooperation with the local NGO, UMID, and co-financed by the governments of the United States and Azerbaijan.

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.

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Last updated: March 14, 2017

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