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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.

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Dereck Hogan speaks to the press about the importance of entrepreneurship
November 21, 2013

Today, a conference entitled "The Development of Small Businesses in Azerbaijan" was held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Baku Business Center.

USAID Mission Director converses with a training participant.
November 8, 2013

Many civil society organizations (CSO) in Azerbaijan have significant gaps in their ability to develop strategic plans, create effective governance structures, and manage financial control systems and funds. Without these capabilities, CSOs will have greatly diminished ability to use resources effectively to improve the lives of Azerbaijanis.

Brooke Isham, Mission Director, highlights the major accomplishments of the ACT project.
September 19, 2013

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Azerbaijan hosted a reception to celebrate the achievements of a three-year economic growth project. The formal reception marked the completion of the Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade (ACT) project and allowed U.S. Ambassador Richard Morningstar and USAID to thank its counterparts, partners, and beneficiaries for their contributions to the success of the project. The reception gathered representatives from the U.S.

New USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director Arrives
September 6, 2013

Dr. Brooke Isham assumed her position as the new Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Azerbaijan.

As Mission Director for Azerbaijan, Dr. Isham will oversee USAID programs and assistance in the country. These programs support Azerbaijan's reform process by promoting competition and pluralism in the society, laying the foundations for a sustainable market-based democracy.

The panel from USAID, JAA and BP interviews an applicant student.
July 25, 2013

In order to empower the next generation of business leaders, in December 2012 USAID in partnership with British Petroleum and the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham) launched a Youth Business Leadership project.


Last updated: November 19, 2015

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