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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 children of Cholbeshdali village of Sabirabad district have long faced an unsafe environment at the local kindergarten, including lack of heat and unsanitary sewage facilities. The SEDA project mobilized the community to completely renovate the kindergarten with a new roof, floors, and windows; repair external walls; provide clean water; and install a heating system, providing a safe learning environment for 40 children.

A community member connects to the virtual world through an internet kiosk
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:00am

Thirty kiosks, providing free Internet access to communities in remote villages in 29 districts across Azerbaijan, are installed by IREX under the USAID-funded Azerbaijan New Media Project.

USAID and the Central Bank raise awareness on the risk posed by non-performing loans
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:00am

On September 27, 2012 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), jointly with the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBAR) held a one day “Problem Loan Management” workshop for representatives of the local banking community to raise awareness among the private sector and bank regulators regarding the risks posed by non-performing loans and the methods by which these risks can be managed.

Azerbaijan’s youth leaders developing teamwork and collaboration skills
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 11:00am

Fifty young men and women from Ganja, Samukh, Goygol, Goranboy and other neighboring regions of Azerbaijan participated in an Emerging Leaders camp conducted by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), from 4 to 7 August, 2012. The summer camp held in the Oguz district was organized by the Ganja-based Bridge to the Future organization, supported by the USAID-funded Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) implemented by NDI.

State Committee employees trained to effectively implement projects
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 11:00am

Twenty five employees of the State Committee for Women, Children and Family Affairs of Azerbaijan were trained in strategic planning and project management. The training, from July 18 to 27, 2012 was conducted by the USAID-funded Women’s Participation Program implemented by Counterpart International, USA. The objective of the training was to build the capacity of the participants to plan and manage effectively development programs funded by the Government of Azerbaijan and various donors.

USAID and IREX hand over Community Information Centers
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 11:00am

19 Community Information Centers were handed over to local partnersthrough memorandums signed with them today. These centers, located in Shirvan, Imishli, Sumgait, Guba, Gazakh, Shaki, Ganja, Zagatala, Ismailli, Mingachevir, Lenkaran, Tovuz, Terter, Barda, Ujar, Goychay, Masalli, Khachmaz and Shemkir, were set up by IREX under the USAID-funded Azerbaijan New Media Project and hosted by local NGO partners.

Communities are trained to be able to address their health issues
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 11:00am

On June 27, 2012, Save the Children, a partner of USAID’s “Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs” (AZ SHIP) Project, organized a one-day training on community fundraising for 7 members of the Community Action Group in Yengiyan Village of Zagatala District. The leader of the local religious community and the head of the municipality of the neighboring village also participated in the event.

Women’s Participation Program
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:00am

On June 28, 2012, the USAID funded "Women Leadership in Local Governance" project trained 15 women to incorporate new leadership skills in their respective work with  local government structures,  businesses and NGO communities in the  Yevlakh region. The deputy head of Yevlakh region Executive Power, USAID, local municipalities, community leaders, and women from local executive governmental structures, and local NGOs participated in the training and related presentation on the same day.

conference  on TB and lung diseases in Nakhchivan
Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:00am

The Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is a unique region of Azerbaijan – not only it is geographically separated from the rest of the country, Nakhchivan also has its own government institutions, including an elected parliament and Ministry of Health (MOH).

Future leaders in northern Azerbaijan
Monday, May 21, 2012 - 3:00pm

On May 18-19, 2012, Integration of Azerbaijani Youth to Europe Organization, USAID’s partner implementing the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) in northern Azerbaijan, organized a two-day training session on Gender and Strategic Planning in Guba. Twenty two young men and women from Guba and the neighboring Khachmaz district participated.

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