Morning for some is 8AM but for a farmer 8AM is midday, as we were told during a visit to Laki Farm, a goat cheese processor in Zvecan on a cold December day. The visit to Kosovo’s northern municipalities was the last USAID field trip for 2016 and it gave USAID Mission Director James Hope and his team an opportunity to meet with many of the beneficiaries in northern Kosovo.
Some 55 young Kosovars currently studying in the United States gathered January 11-13 for a for a two-day retreat in Washington, DC. The annual conference brings the students together for discussions on leadership development, their plans and ideas or the future, and how they will both contribute to Kosovo society upon returning home.
In early November, staff and students at the University of Prishtina’s Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine took the first x-ray of an animal in Kosovo. Professor Daniël Cronk from the University of Minnesota led a week-long workshop on radiology, setting up and using radiology equipment at the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary. “The radiology equipment had been sitting unused for a year at the faculty,” explained professor Cronk. “We took the time to walk through how to use the equipment in detail during the workshop.”
Kosovo’s Parliament, the youngest in Europe, is working to improve the quality and effectiveness of its legislation. Some current laws are easily challenged as Assembly members have little access to the kind of outside opinion and expert research and analysis that strengthens legislative debate and decision-making.
Building a better Kosovo means a more inclusive Kosovo in which all citizens and communities – including youth – have the opportunities they deserve to grow and advance.
Last updated: February 23, 2017