Bosnia and Herzegovina Program Updates

Last updated: June 18, 2018

June 13, 2018

Assistance provides safety net for leap of faith in Tešanj

Very early in her life, Ajla faced one of her most difficult life challenges: Being a single, teen-aged mom. She had no qualifications and no prospects for employment beyond poorly paid odd jobs to provide for herself and her son, in the small town of Tešanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and after years of that, she decided one day that just scraping by was not good enough. She knew what she wanted to do, but without a job or money, she needed help taking the first step.

June 5, 2018

As part of its broader effort to promote social inclusion for marginalized youth, USAID provided assistance to Student UNTZ, the University of Tuzla’s Women’s Volleyball Club, which trains young women and girls, including Roma and other socially excluded youth, in volleyball sports. Through its Marginalized Populations Support Program, USAID provided team t-shirts, trainers, tracksuits, volleyballs and other sports equipment. 

May 14, 2018

Film will be used as catalyst for larger conversation on reconciliation and peace.

May 9, 2018

With USAID support over the past four years, the Energy Summit in Neum has become the main meeting place for energy stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). 

April 16, 2018

The ‘Lično (Personal): Portraits of War Victims’ exhibition is the work of Bosnian photographer Velija Hasanbegovic. These photos serve as symbols of humanity and courage and a powerful, permanent reminder of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) collective will to survive the 1992-1995 war, even today. The war victims featured refuse to let bitterness and pain get the better of them, opting instead to transform their traumatic experiences into wisdom. Each photo is accompanied by text written by the individual, such as: