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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:45am

Belgrade - On March 17, 2017 the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation with the support of USAID, a U.S. government agency marked the closure of the Divac Youth Fund project at the “Youth in Charge” Conference. The Divac Youth Fund is a two-year project empowering youth to advocate for local resource mobilization and youth participation in local policy development.

Speaking at the conference, USAID Mission Director, Ms. Azza El-Abd said that USAID makes youth around the world a priority in their development work. “In Serbia, as in many countries where USAID works, young people face difficult challenges. Projects such as the Divac Youth Fund help youth rise above those challenges and provide us clear evidence that youth are a great, often untapped resource in their communities”.

The project is based on a partnership model whereby local businesses, individuals, and municipalities work together to identify community problems, develop solutions, and fund community activities. Approximately 60 percent of the project is funded through matching funds (in-kind or cash contributions).

USAID Provides $1.3 Million to Help Serbia Respond to Migrant Crisis
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a new, $1.3 million, twenty-month project to help Serbia respond to the continuing migrant crisis.

USAID and Ruma Municipality Launch Women’s Education Center
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, Ms. Azza El-Abd, the Speaker of Ruma Municipal Assembly, Mr. Stevan Kovačevič, and the General Manager of Insert Ltd., Mr. Žarko Kojić launched the Women’s Education Center in Ruma today.

U.S. and Serbian Governments Celebrate Local Economic Development Successes
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 9:00am

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, USAID and representatives of 32 municipalities celebrated local economic development successes and best practices, to mark the closure of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Sustainable Local Development Project (SLDP).

USAID and Opportunity Bank Serbia Increase Access to Finance for Small Businesses
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:30am

Šabac, June 21, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott, visited the Opportunity Bank Serbia’s (OBS) Sabac branch office to hear about OBS’s latest innovations to increase access to finance for small, rural businesses. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported OBS since 2002. OBS works to provide micro, rural, agro and small- and medium-enterprise (SME) lending to Serbian businesses that cannot obtain financial assistance from traditional banks.

Serbian Citizens Express Emphaty and Willingness to Help Refugees as Municipalities Join Forces to Respond to Crisis
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 3:15am

Belgrade – On Jun 20, 2016, the 15th official World Refugee Day, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), presented the results of the first public opinion survey on Serbian citizens’ attitudes towards the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis.

U.S. Ambassador Scott Meets Long-Time Disability Movement Activist
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

On May 10, 2016, Ambassador Kyle Randolph Scott met with Ms. Gordana Rajkov, President of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) Serbia and long-time disability movement activist, to discuss voters with disabilities’ participation in the April 2016 Serbian elections.  Last month’s election was the first time Serbia collected data about the accessibility of polling stations for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). 

Divac Foundation and USAID Bolster Serbian Response to European Migrant Crisis
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am

On April 6, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched an 18-month, $700.000 project to support and improve capabilities of select local communities, volunteer organizations, and civil society organizations. The project is a direct response to the current European migration crisis. The project will also help municipalities to develop strategies and structures to respond to future man-made and natural crises.

Presentation of the National Program for Countering the Shadow Economy Developed with USAID Support
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:00am

BELGRADE – On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015, the Government of Serbia and NALED, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have presented the National Program for Countering the Shadow Economy, adopted by the Government of Serbia on December 17, 2015.  Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, U.S. Ambassador, Michael Kirby, German Ambassador, Axel Dittmann, and President of NALED's Managing Board Vladan Atanasijević opened the conference.

Local Disability Movement, the National Assembly and USAID Partner to Improve the Position of Persons with Disabilities in Serbi
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Belgrade - On December 22, 2015, Ambassador, Michael D. Kirby; the Speaker of the Parliament, Maja Gojković; the Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran, Disability and Social Issues, Aleksandar Vulin; and the Director of the Center for Independent Living, Gordana Rajkov; launched the Strengthening the Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Serbia project.  The 18-month project will be implemented in cooperation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

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