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July 16, 2015

BACKGROUND

The Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) is a two-year direct partnership with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE). WLA supports women leaders in increasing the participation of women in local governments and advancing gender equality agendas.

ACTIVITIES

WLA will support women holding or running for office in 2016 and it will work with political parties to nominate female candidates.  It also will create new partnerships and networks throughout Serbia to advocate for gender equality.

WLA will work with 125 women leaders from different political parties. It will provide leadership training to build the confidence and skills of women leaders, strengthen joint cross-sectoral work, and link women leaders with mentors.  It will work with mid- and high-ranking political party officials in order to advocate for changes in internal party procedures, producing affirmative measures for women. Additionally, WLA will launch a campaign to grow public and political party support for equal representation and for greater participation of women in politics.

Through these efforts, WLA aims to achieve long-term goals such as:

July 13, 2015

BACKGROUND

USAID’s Women Education Center (WEC) is a two-year workforce development public-private partnership with Insert, Ltd., Everest, Ltd., and the Municipality of Ruma. The center provides vocational training to women to improve the quality of their skills to reflect the needs of industries in the Srem district.  By doing so, the center provides industries with a labor force that is able to meet market demands, providing for growth in export-oriented industries such a shoes, leather, and furniture.

July 13, 2015

BACKGROUND

Divac Youth Funds 2.0 is a two-year project implemented in partnership with the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation. The program empowers youth to advocate for local resource mobilization and youth participation in local policy development.  This project builds on the success of the initial USAID-supported Divac Youth Fund project.

July 13, 2015

BACKGROUND

To bolster its economy and meet EU accession requirements, Serbia must restructure and privatize many of its state-owned enterprises. The Serbian Government’s program for companies in the restructuring process encompasses more than 500 companies in different phases of privatization. It is expected that approximately 30,000 workers will accept the program and take the severance pay (maximum amount 8,000 EUR). 

Vršac Celebrates the Completion of the First Phase in the Redevelopment of the Former “Army Club” Brownfield Site
June 12, 2015

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
June 10, 2015

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.  

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Last updated: July 20, 2015

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