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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

Good afternoon,

In 2014, I could count on one hand the companies ready to export outside of the region. Now, five years later, over 120 Kosovo companies are ready and successfully exporting.

When we started EMPOWER, Elnor was sending only two trucks of wooden furniture per year to Europe. Today, Elnor sends four trucks per month.
That is 48 trucks per year!

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

Dobar dan.

U 2014. godini, mogla sam na preste jedne ruke da prebrojim kompanije koje su bile spremne da izvoze van regiona. Sada, pet godina kasnije, preko 120 kosovskih preduzeća je spremno za to i već uspešno izvozi.

Kada smo započeli projekat Osnaživanje privatnog sektora, kompanija Elnor je u Evropu slala samo po dva kamiona drvenog nameštaja godišnje. Danas ta ista kompanija šalje po četiri kamiona mesečno.
To je 48 kamiona godišnje!

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

Mirëdita,

Në vitin 2014, unë mund të llogaritsja në gishtat e një dore kompanitë që ishin të gatshme për të eksportuar jashtë rajonit. Tani, pesë vjet më vonë, mbi 120 kompani kosovare janë të gatshme për këtë dhe po eksportojnë me sukses.

Kur e nisëm programin tonë Fuqizimi i Sektorit Privat (ndryshe njihet edhe si EMPOWER), kompania Elnor po dërgonte vetëm nga dy kamionë të ngarkuar me mobilje druri në vit për në Europë. Sot, e njejta kompani dërgon nga katër kamionë në muaj.
Do të thotë 48 kamionë në vit!

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 8:45am

Good morning.  It is an honor to join you today to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and help launch the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.  Gender-based violence, or GBV, in all of its forms hinders Zambia’s development and prosperity. Violence against girls and women is one of the most widespread, persistent human-rights violations in our world today.  Whether it is intimate-partner violence, sexual violence, harassment, trafficking, or child marriage, GBV prevents victims  from reaching their full potential.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

USAID Cambodia supports health, education, and child protection programs to enable Cambodian children to access quality education, to grow up in safe, nurturing family environments free from violence, and to be healthy. Our work is guided by the U.S. government strategy of Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity, which emphasizes the importance of strengthening the capacities of children, adolescents, and the families that care for them. This is one of the best investments a country can make to eliminate extreme poverty, boost economic growth, and promote a peaceful society.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 9:00am

Good morning. On behalf of the United States government, I am honored to be here with you today to celebrate the commissioning of the new water scheme to bring safe drinking water closer to Mishoro Village, and to acknowledge its status as an open defecation-free community.

We all understand that “water is life,” and therefore we strive for a world where all people have access to safe water and sanitation.  Clean, affordable, accessible drinking water reduces a community’s vulnerability to waterborne diseases and supports the growth of our most precious resource - our children. 

This is the reason the United States has committed to partnering with the Zambian government to improve the water supply and sanitation in Zambia.  

Over the past 7 years, the U.S. government, through the Mawa project, contributed over $16 million dollars to provide Zambians in Eastern Province with clean, safe drinking water, sanitary latrine facilities, and improved food and economic security.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 9:00am

USAID/Zambia Director Sheryl Stumbras
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Monday, November 4, 2019 - 1:30am

Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman, Community of Democracies: “Democracy on the Rise: Defending Democratic Institutions and the Rule of Law against the Kremlin’s Malign Influence” 

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Thank you Secretary General Garrett for that kind introduction.

And thank you all for being here for a discussion of the most pressing challenge Europe now faces for its further democratic development. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:30am

We also know that Zambia’s critically high rates of stunting have persisted for several decades, reaching almost 50 % in rural communities. Malnutrition and stunting impedes children’s’ physical growth and cognitive development, and consequently, seriously hinder Zambia’s long-term development prospects.  It affects Zambia’s most valuable resource - its people.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am

Good morning.  On behalf of the U.S. government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), I am pleased to join you for the launch of the 2019-2021 Health Sector Supply Chain Strategy. I bring you greetings from U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote, and the USAID/Zambia Director, Sheryl Stumbras

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