PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT - ARTA SHEHU ZAIMI

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Private sector is essential to Kosovo’s democratic and economic progress. Innovation, technology, employment, are only few of avenues that drive and sustain outcomes capable of moving Kosovo toward its journey to self-reliance.

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1 00:00:04,445 --> 00:00:11,914 Kosovo is a country, where economic development leaves a lot to be desired. 2 00:00:12,405 --> 00:00:19,333 What we're noticing is that a large group of people in Kosovo, 3 00:00:19,427 --> 00:00:21,052 especially the younger generations, 4 00:00:21,531 --> 00:00:27,125 who are investing heavily in acquiring information technology skills, 5 00:00:27,501 --> 00:00:31,093 which is opening doors for them in the field of entrepreneurship 6 00:00:31,158 --> 00:00:33,734 in which technology is very well integrated. 7 00:00:34,143 --> 00:00:38,471 If we look at the last 10 years, 8 00:00:38,567 --> 00:00:43,554 and large number of active enterprises in the field of IT, 9 00:00:44,073 --> 00:00:50,375 it is very clear that the potential of the private sector in this case 10 00:00:50,742 --> 00:00:57,340 is extraordinary, as a large number of young people are already concentrated in this area 11 00:00:57,513 --> 00:01:01,160 and all that is required are technical skills 12 00:01:01,256 --> 00:01:04,334 which are being achieved through various trainings 13 00:01:04,398 --> 00:01:07,968 and through access to internet. 14 00:01:08,920 --> 00:01:13,964 I think we have managed to offer new services that have not existed before in Kosovo. 15 00:01:14,051 --> 00:01:18,946 Our main role is to prepare children in the field of engineering, 16 00:01:19,029 --> 00:01:25,288 provide them technical skills so that tomorrow we have a pool of individuals 17 00:01:25,320 --> 00:01:27,933 ready for an economy of the future. 18 00:01:28,623 --> 00:01:32,665 Of the successes which I consider to be the greatest, 19 00:01:33,024 --> 00:01:40,944 is that of creating an innovative product within the existing conditions in Kosovo, 20 00:01:41,284 --> 00:01:45,849 which is a 100% technological product. 21 00:01:45,931 --> 00:01:49,759 We developed through LabBox a new electronic library, 22 00:01:49,834 --> 00:01:54,716 which enables children to learn in a much more practical way 23 00:01:54,834 --> 00:01:57,196 about the world of engineering and electronics, 24 00:01:57,267 --> 00:02:00,175 and this is a product which has received global attention. 25 00:02:00,555 --> 00:02:06,331 I believe that for all of us who live in Kosovo and love Kosovo, 26 00:02:06,511 --> 00:02:14,111 it is an immense pleasure to be able to contribute by creating value. 27 00:02:15,166 --> 00:02:20,615 I personally, was extremely drawn to contributing to education, 28 00:02:20,692 --> 00:02:22,333 because I am a mother of three children 29 00:02:22,404 --> 00:02:26,519 and I enjoy providing better conditions for my children 30 00:02:26,735 --> 00:02:31,978 and through my businesses, I'm doing that not just for my children 31 00:02:32,042 --> 00:02:34,262 but for many more children 32 00:02:34,309 --> 00:02:36,034 and I find great pleasure in doing that 33 00:02:36,059 --> 00:02:38,285 because this mission is important to me.

Last updated: October 14, 2021

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