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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).

Ambassador Kirby to Open Ozone Jeans Finishing Facility in Novi Pazar
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:45am

On December 18, 2015, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, the Mayor of Novi Pazar Meho Mahmutović, and Assistant Minister for SME at the Ministry of Economy Katarina Obradović-Jovanović, formally opened the ozone jeans finishing facility in Novi Pazar.   

In June 2015, USAID Serbia supported six Novi Pazar denim producers that employ more than 400 workers and export to international markets, to establish an association called PRO-DENIM, and jointly use the ozone-based technology for jeans finishing.

USAID-Supported Business from Prokuplje Exports Traditional Frozen Serbian Pies to the United States
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:45am

On December 17, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby visited the Hera company, a family owned business producing frozen baked goods, and met with its owners Vesna and Zoran Jevtović. Thanks to its collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Embassy, the company has been able to acquire required certification, expand its markets and increase exports. In September 2015, Hera began exporting its products to the U.S. market.

USAID’s Business Enabling Project Announces Results of Fifth Annual Serbian Business Survey
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:15am

USAID’s Business Enabling Project (BEP) today released the results of its fifth annual Serbian Business Survey. The survey, which reflects 1,000 Serbian businesses’ opinions on the state of Serbia’s business environment, showed that recent reforms are making it easier for them to operate.

Women Politicians Learn How to Push for Gender Equality in Political Processes
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:00am

NOVI SAD - The first in a series of Women Leadership Academies (WLA) was organized by the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Novi Sad from September 16 – 19, 2015. Thirty five women politicians from seventeen political parties discussed gender representation and how to advocate for gender equality in policy processes.

Vršac Celebrates the Completion of the First Phase in the Redevelopment of the Former “Army Club” Brownfield Site
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:45am

VRŠAC – On June 12, 2015, the Mayor of Vršac Čedomir Živković, the U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, and the President of the NALED Managing Board Vladan Atanasijević attended a ceremony to mark the completion of the first phase in the redevelopment of the former “Army Club" Brownfield Site in Vršac.

USAID Recognizes Nine New Partners in Development
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 5:45am

Belgrade – On Tuesday, June 9, during a reception at the Ambassador's residence, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and United States Agency for International Development Mission Director Azza El-Abd recognized nine new partner organizations, from the civil society and private sector, that have been awarded direct grants by USAID.  

Public Education Campaign on the Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers Launched
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:00am

Belgrade - At a press conference on June 3, 2015, USAID’s Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project and the Ministry of Justice launched an educational outreach campaign for the new Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers.  It serves to educate the public on important concepts under the new Law that incorporates added protection mechanisms to shield whistleblowers from retaliation.

USAID Launches Major New Civil Society Grant opportunity
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:00am

On Friday, April 24, approximately 50 people from civil society organizations throughout Serbia attended USAID's post-solicitation conference for its newly announced Annual Program Statement, Serbian Civil Society Partners.  Through this second APS - which is essentially a standing, year-long call for proposals - USAID Serbia is soliciting applications from local NGOs to support democratic and economic development. USAID expects most grants to be in the range of $200-300,000 and be operational for a period of approximately two years.

Pilot Plant for New Food Product Development Opens in Leskovac
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:45am

On April 22, 2015, the USAID Mission Director Azza El-Abd and Mayor of Leskovac Goran Cvetanovic opened a pilot plant for new food product development at the Food Technology Park (FTP) in Leskovac. USAID provided $90,000 for the establishment of pilot plant, to enable food processors to develop new and improved products in a cost-efficient way.

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