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The Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017 recognizes that the inclusion of women in efforts to maintain global peace and security makes such efforts more effective. As such, the United States is committed to increasing women’s meaningful participation in peacekeeping and security operations. As a result, USAID is partnering with the Department of Defense through the U.S. European Command on a project to build community resiliency and sustainability in Albania through activities that will contribute to the prevention of social exclusion, violent extremism, radicalization, marginalization, recruitment and conflict.

Піклування та лікування дозволяють контролювати раніше смертельну хворобу 

«Я не знав, як реагувати, що робити, як сказати батькам… Тоді я не знав, що сьогодні ВІЛ лікується, і взагалі нічого не знав про цю хворобу» 

Серпень 2018 р.— Коли 25-річний Олександр* дізнався про те, що є ВІЛ-інфікованим, його охопив розпач. Першими його емоціями були шок та нерозуміння, і одразу виникло безліч запитань, перш за все «Що робити?» та «Як сказати батькам?»

Care and treatment control once-fatal disease

“I didn’t know how to react, what to do, how to tell my parents.... After all, I didn’t know that HIV is now treated. As a matter of fact, I knew nothing about HIV at all.”

August 2018 — When 25-year-old Oleksandr* learned that he was HIV-positive, he fell into despair. Shock, confusion and so many questions: “What do I do?” and “How do I tell my parents?” were his first concerns.

Media-K is a three-year project that aims to build the capacity and professionalism of media in Kyrgyzstan, so that people can have access to diverse and balanced information.

The purpose of the USAID/Albania “Demand Change” activity is to develop and implement thematic public awareness campaigns to amplify the development impact of USAID’s work in Albania. Albanian public relations and design firms will produce and disseminate thematic public awareness campaigns to amplify the development impact of USAID’s work in Albania.

Diber: Trails and Tradition project seeks to increase employment, particularly among youth and women, and to increase incomes of Diber families involved in the tourism supply chain. The project aims to develop and promote sustainable tourism enterprises in communities in northern Albania.

People First is a 24-month human resources focused project that leverages private sector expertise to promote employability of Albanians in the tourism sector through the provision of employer-valued technical and practical trainings. The project creates partnerships between prospective employees, Vocational Training Centers, and businesses, and establish pathways for prospective employees, particularly youth and women, to gain skills and enter the workforce. The project focuses in four regions: Albania’s southern coast, Durres-Kavaja corridor, Shkodra and Albania’s northern mountains, and the Korca region including Lake Ohrid, Pogradec, and Voskopoja.

The AgroTourism project aims to improve the living conditions of inhabitants of rural areas of Shkodra, Malësi e Madhë and Puka through employment in a sustainable and vibrant agro-tourism sector. The project will support the creation of replicable agrotourism models, providing technical assistance to six fully operational agro-tourism farms in the region. It is implemented by an Albanian NGO, CEED Albania, which provides entrepreneurs business know-how through its accelerator programs and connects participants to mentors and to a community of entrepreneurs that can help take their small businesses to next level.

USAID, the Embassy of Sweden in Tirana, and the Center for Economic and Business Education (CEBE Albania) are implementing a $1.435 million, 32-month project, which will establish a Tourism Investment and Finance Fund in Albania. The Fund will be a multi-partner, member-owned, nonprofit financial association that will provide capital and technical assistance to MSMEs operating in Albania’s tourism sectorThe Fund will concentrate efforts to develop the agro-tourism and eco-tourism communities in rural, and natural and protected areas.

In July 2013 USAID and YSB Global Initiatives signed an MOU to enter into public-private partnerships demonstrating mutual commitment to promptly and proactively work together to further the shared goals in various countries. The key objectives of the partnership in Albania is to promote entrepreneurship and the development and growth of social businesses that effectively address the needs of low-income, vulnerable and under-served communities; develop sustainable incubation services and investment approaches that effectively support the above goal; and engage a wide range of additional organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors in the advancement of social business and other innovative approaches to fostering high impact entrepreneurship.


Last updated: August 20, 2018

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