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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:45am

BAKU - Ms. Margot Ellis, Acting Assistant Administrator for United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, arrived in Azerbaijan on May 16 for a four-day visit.

She met with Mr. Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Azay Guliyev, Chairman of the Council for State Support to NGOs, and other government representatives, to discuss bilateral cooperation in development between the United States and Azerbaijan.

Ms. Ellis also met with international organizations and institutions represented in Azerbaijan, including European Union, the United Nations, Council of Europe, World Bank, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to learn firsthand about the foreign assistance provided in Azerbaijan. Ms. Ellis also met with representatives of civil society organizations.

”USAID’s goal is to have a strong, positive relationship with Azerbaijan and to assist Azerbaijanis who want their country to become a stable, prosperous, and democratic country,” Ms. Ellis said during her visit.

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.

USAID and UNDP Launch a New Partnership to Support Women and Youth in Azerbaijan
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 11:30am

7 December 2015, BAKU – U.S. Ambassador Robert Cekuta and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Antonius Broek  signed a declaration of intentions to launch the “Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurship and Employment”  project, with a total budget of $342,000.

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.

 

 

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