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Remarks by Acting Mission Director Ramona El Hamzaoui at the Workshop on Regional Cooperation for Modernization of Power Distribution in South Asia
Acting Mission Director Ramona El Hamzaoui speaking at the Workshop on Regional Cooperation for Modernization of Power Distribution in South Asia
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چهارشنبه, جنوري 22, 2020

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Good morning honorable members on the dais, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is my pleasure and honor to welcome you all to this workshop on “Regional Cooperation for Modernization of Power Distribution in South Asia”. 

Before I begin, I would also like to thank our partners for today, Additional Secretary Sanjay Malhotra and Joint Secretary Mritunjay Narayan of the Ministry of Power. Thank you for your leadership and long-standing partnership with USAID on power sector reforms in India.  

Welcome Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director of EESL. We are proud of our partnership with you in your transformative journey in pushing the boundaries and making things happen! Be it energy efficiency, electric vehicles or smart meters.

Among those present here today are also the power secretary from the Government of Sri Lanka, Ms. Perera, and Permanent Secretary of the Maldivian Ministry of Environment and Energy Musthafa. Your presence here is highly valued as it reconfirms support for our vision of an interconnected South Asia region. Thank you for your time and effort.

پنج شنبه , جنوري 16, 2020 - 5:30am

Like all of you, I am here today because anti-microbial resistance is one of the most significant global health threats of the 21st century. The discovery of antibiotics in the last century gave us an edge in the battle against infectious diseases.

But their widespread availability and indiscriminate use in humans, animals, and in the environment could take us back to a time when people routinely died from common bacterial infections, threatening global health, food security, and human development.

پنج شنبه , ډسمبر 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!

پنج شنبه , ډسمبر 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!

پنج شنبه , ډسمبر 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!

چهارشنبه, نومبر 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.

دوشنبه , نومبر 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” 

(Remarks as prepared)

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. 

پنج شنبه , اکټوبر 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.

چهارشنبه, اکټوبر 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

چهارشنبه, اکټوبر 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

 

Remarks by Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman, the Regional Economic Growth Closeout Event: “Spurring Self-Reliance in Europe and Eurasia: Catalyzing Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Opportunity” 

(Remarks as Prepared)

Thank you for taking time this afternoon for this important discussion. 

چهارشنبه, اکټوبر 9, 2019 - 9:30am

Cambodia faces great challenges in preserving its rich fish populations. Water availability and timing are becoming increasingly uncertain here and throughout the Mekong Basin as hydroelectric development expands. Flooded forests are being removed. More people are fishing, both legally and illegally. And a changing climate adds uncertainty to all of these factors.

But I have also learned that Cambodians – both in government and in communities across the nation – are responding to these threats through community-based fishery management, improved law enforcement, and efforts to blend rice culture with aquaculture.

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