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Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation
August 24, 2021

USAID’s Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation activity aims for Kosovo to become a society where there is proactive cooperation, peaceful co-existence between various groups, and the full application of democratic values for all of Kosovo’s citizens. USAID’s Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation activity addresses the present reconciliation needs of different ethnic groups in Kosovo on individual, community, and institutional levels.  The activity builds both personal and collective awareness on the need to understand others, prioritizes shared values and approaches, and transform

August 24, 2021

USAID’s Energy Sustainability Activity improves Kosovo’s energy security by strengthening the capacity of local institutions to develop open and regionally integrated electricity markets, build resilient and sustainable power networks, and boost investment in renewable energy infrastructure. The next five years for Kosovo are critical for establishing a robust, reliable, and regionally integrated power system in line with Energy Community (EnC) standards—an integral part of bolstering the country’s economic growth and increasing opportunities for its citizens. To achieve these goals, USAID’

August 19, 2021

Despite efforts from the private sector to train future employees through internships and private training centers, the number of skilled workers in any given profession is still not enough to meet the market’s need.  To build dialogue and cooperation between the public and private sectors to address these challenges, government officials, business owners, educational institutions, and donors gathered at Kosovo’s first Vocational Education and Training (VET) Summit, supported by USAID and others.

August 19, 2021

Standing on the main bridge in Mitrovica, overlooking the Ibër/Ibar River, a senior citizen from South Mitrovica remarks, “These photographs we are looking at here—this is my life.  I lived these photographs; they bring back countless memories from the past.”  The photographs, some of them dating from more than a century ago, are part of an exhibition organized by USAID’s Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation activity.  More than 100 photographs send a message of peace and cohabitation from a location that has been mostly synonymous with division and conflict.

August 19, 2021

Senad Ramaj, who comes from the minority Egyptian community in Kosovo, describes his experience as an intern with USAID’s Up to Youth activity as a journey that brought him closer to his dream job.  Up to Youth’s internship program is designed to offer youth, mainly from vulnerable populations, opportunities to build relevant life skills and better prepare youth for the workplace.


Last updated: August 25, 2021

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