Pristina, May 25, 2016 – The Green Festival, dedicated to the green business in Kosovo, covering renewable energy, recycling and efficiency opened today in Pristina through May 27, 2016.
The Green Festival aims to promote the growth of Kosovo green business markets, advocate for policy, legal, and regulatory improvements needed for green business growth, and expand public awareness of the benefits of adopting green practices and technologies, and of how citizens can support environmental sustainability.
The Green Festival takes place alongside the EXPOKOS Fair 2016 in Pristina. This 3-day event is organized around operating business clusters in the renewables, energy efficiency, and recycling sectors. The Green Festival will be an inclusive event, involving businesses, government agencies, donors, schools, and NGOs.
At the Green Pavilion, there will be 20 domestic companies displaying their green products, services and technologies to the public. Three daily Green Forum events will be hosted to discuss energy efficiency, renewable energy, and recycling and how these businesses, the public and the government can better interact. Parallel activities about recycling will take place in Mother Theresa Boulevard and Zahir Pajaziti Square, involving the public.
The Green Festival is organized by USAID through EMPOWER Private Sector, and supported by ProCredit Bank and GIZ.
USAID’s EMPOWER Private Sector, is a five-year project designed to stimulate large-scale job creation by elevating the competitiveness of Kosovo firms. The project is implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. For more information visit www.empowerkosovo.org