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Western Azerbaijan - Today, due to joint efforts between Azerbaijan and the United States, residents of Fakhrali village of Goranboy district and Lek village of Samukh district celebrated the completion of water access improvement projects in the two communities. The opening ceremonies were attended by representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Economy, the local Executive Committee, and the municipal government. The projects were co-financed by USAID and the Government of Azerbaijan and implemented under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).

These projects will improve living and sanitary conditions for nearly 4,400 residents in the villages of Fakhrali and Lek, helping resolve long-standing shortages of non-potable water. This project will alleviate the struggle of women and children to carry water from distant wells for daily use. With technical support from EWMI, the Fakhrali community installed 11,600 meters of new pipes and a new 50-ton water tank while the Lek community installed 3,370 meters of new pipes and a new 10-ton water tank. 

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.

Local residents join USAID staff to tour the facility
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:00pm

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with British Petroleum and its partners opened a new milk collection facility in Saritepe village (Shamkir District). The new facility will allow dairy farmers in the Saritepe community to sell their milk to commercial processors, increasing income for local residents.

Launch Women’s Political Participation Project in Ganja
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 10:00am

Representatives of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Counterpart International today marked the beginning of the Strengthening Women’s Political Participation project in Ganja. The project, which aims to strengthen participation of women in decision-making processes in Ganja as well as the regions of Samukh, Goygol and Dashkasan, is part of the Women’s Participation Program, funded by USAID and implemented by Counterpart International.

A training participant writes down her thoughts on who volunteer is.
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 3:00pm

On April 11, 2012, “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center, USAID’s local partner implementing the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) in north-west Azerbaijan, organized training on Volunteer Recruitment in Sheki (186 miles from capital Baku). Ten young men and six young women from Sheki and the neighboring Zagatala district participated.

USAID Launches Women’s Participation Program
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 10:00am

Nearly 60 stakeholders representing international organizations, local NGOs, Embassies and government entities gathered together to launch the Women’s Participation Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Women’s Participation Program seeks to improve the status of women in Azerbaijan by raising public awareness on issues that affect women and empowering more women to participate in decision making processes. Implemented by Counterpart International, the two-year program will fund six women’s rights NGO coalitions in projects that aim to:

USAID marks its 50-year achievements
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:00am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates its 50th anniversary. USAID's history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration's Point Four Program. On September 4, 1961, the Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act. The Act mandated the creation of an agency to administer economic assistance programs, and on November 3, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established USAID.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00am

The Governments of the United States of America and Azerbaijan have worked closely over the past six years to improve health care services for the population of Azerbaijan. Continuing this partnership, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched a new two-year health project – Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs (AZ SHIP).

Completion of CASC project in Azerbaijan
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:00am

Today, around 40 stakeholders came together to mark the successful completion of the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Save the Children. The goal of the conference was to draw attention to the difficulties faced by vulnerable populations, and highlight how their needs can be addressed in local communities by developing stronger support system for vulnerable children in Azerbaijan.

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