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Last updated: January 08, 2021

January 8, 2021

The Week of Women (WoW) event, launched by USAID-supported National Democratic Institute (NDI) on December 15, is an annual nationwide event that gathers, in a cross-ethnic setting, hundreds of women and men from political parties, civil society, business, media, and academia.  The event provides a critical venue for policy debate and intensive discussion and aims to expand the leadership skills of local women.  U.S. Ambassador Philip S.

January 6, 2021

Legalization of unpermitted construction in Kosovo benefits citizens, as it ensures full access and benefits of property rights and allows citizens and businesses to use legalized buildings as collateral to finance other investment activities.  In response to these demands from citizens and municipalities, USAID supported the Kosovo Ministry of Economy and Environment to streamline the building legalization procedure, reduce costs, and engage in active public outreach on the legalization of buildings that were built without the proper permits.  USAID also supported an electronic tracking to

January 6, 2021

The USAID Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities activity facilitated, together with the American Chamber of Commerce, a virtual discussion on agricultural entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology, as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.  This live-streamed session outlined the progress made over the past decade in agribusiness development and the role of science and technology in this progress.  Panelists included agribusiness investor, Armend Skeja; CEO of Biotech Agriculture, Endrit Ahmeti; and co-owner of the blueberry farm Sante Fruit, Yll Hoxha.

December 23, 2020

Last year, Fatbardha and Herolinda joined USAID’s Up to Youth’s cohort in Viti/Vitina and recently joined the activity’s entrepreneurship school.

December 23, 2020

On November 12, 2020, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, with support from USAID’s Economic Governance Activity, held a virtual panel with representatives of franchisors and franchisees in Kosovo.