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A young woman shares her first hand experience as a new member of municipality.
July 28, 2015

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.

These achievements became possible due to the combined efforts of Azerbaijani local civil society and state agencies with support from the Women’s Participation Program (WPP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Counterpart International. Success is demonstrated by the 97 out of 401 women trained by WPP who assumed office in various regional municipalities.

USAID and the Central Bank raise awareness on the risk posed by non-performing loans
September 27, 2012

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
August 9, 2012

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
August 1, 2012

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
July 18, 2012

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
July 17, 2012

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.

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Last updated: July 28, 2015

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