October 7, Ambassador Greg Delawie spoke at the inaugural ceremony of the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF is an independent body that aims to bring together organizations and individuals under one umbrella to speak with a unified voice on women’s economic development.
Chargée d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina Colleen Hyland spoke at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at OSA Termosistem on October 13th, inaugurating a new, more energy efficient production line. OSA produces a range of thermal-technical equipment for cooling, heating, and ventilation.
A USAID grant of $27,500 enabled the company to finance the purchase of polyurethane injection equipment for all of their insulated products, replacing their highly-outdated technology.
Charge d’Affaires Colleen Hyland spoke at an event marking the International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme was #DadsandDaughters, with a focus on gender equality within families, specifically related to inheritance and property rights. In her remarks, CDA Hyland highlighted the challenges that women in Kosovo face in owning and inheriting property, and the effect of women’s economic exclusion on the economy as a whole.
Advancing Kosovo Together – Local Solutions aims to increase constructive interethnic cooperation and interaction, primarily between the majority and minority communities, which is vital to the security and stability of the Balkans. The project is part of USAID maximizing aid efficiency.
The goal of the program is to improve autonomous, horizontal communication between Kosovo majority and minority communities, and between the Government of Kosovo and minority communities.
USAID, through Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities (AGRO) Program focuses on increasing agricultural productivity, marketability, and responsiveness to markets, which will enhance the sustainability and competiveness of targeted Kosovar agribusinesses in domestic and export markets.
Last updated: September 01, 2016