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Ambassador Cekuta addresses the conference.
November 17, 2015

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.

The event, which was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan and with support from USAID-supported Micro-Enterprise Support Project, gathered representatives from government agencies, public unions, international organizations, embassies, think tanks, and universities. Participants emphasized the importance of small businesses for Azerbaijan's economic diversification goals, which must include an expansion of women’s entrepreneurship in the country.

U.S. Ambassador Robert Cekuta noted that “The U.S. is working to promote women’s economic empowerment in Azerbaijan. Entrepreneurship creates important opportunities for empowerment and economic inclusion.” He also applauded the steps that the Government of Azerbaijan has taken to facilitate the growth of businesses and reitarated the U.S. commitment to partner with Azerbaijan to make these reforms sustainable and effective.

USAID and Baku State University to Cooperate on a New Master’s of Law Program
November 13, 2012

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Baku State University (BSU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of a new Maritime and Energy Law LLM program within the Law Faculty at BSU in preparation for the 2013-2014 academic year. Michael Greene, USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director, and Abel Maharramov, BSU Rector, signed the memorandum.

E-learning system developed to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in Azerbaijan
October 23, 2012

On October 23, 2012 the Financial Monitoring Service (FMS) of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented its newly developed e-learning system to various public and financial institutions.

The FMS developed the e-learning system in close collaboration with USAID/Azerbaijan. The purpose of the system is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge regarding Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements to a wider audience through more efficient and consistent means.

A community member connects to the virtual world through an internet kiosk
October 3, 2012

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
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.


Last updated: November 19, 2015

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