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Last updated: September 10, 2021

September 8, 2021

On September 6, Kosovo received an additional 503,100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the United States, representing the largest single COVID - 19 vaccine donation by any country or organization to Kosovo. This follows an earlier shipment on August 20, where the Government of Kosovo alongside U.S. Government representatives welcomed the arrival of over 35,000  lifesaving, safe, and highly effective Pfizer vaccine doses from the United States. 

September 8, 2021

A crucial question in any development assistance program is how an initiative will sustain itself after the donor support ends. In the case of an online portal that has been a game changer for transparency and accountability in Kosovo, a leading national media corporation has stepped up to the plate.

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.

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