15
MAY
2019

Economic Conference of Albanian Diaspora from Europe – B2B

  On May 24th and 25th, 2019, the Economic Conference of Albanian Diaspora from Europe – B2B will be held in Pristina. The conference aims to link Diaspora businesses from Europe with Kosovo businesses, and identifying investment and export opportunities for products...
17
APR
2019

Continuing efforts to support Made in Kosovo exports

On April 12th, 2019, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant to support apparel manufacturer Wear & Go to obtain BSCI and ISO international standards quality certifications. Once obtained, the certifications will enable the company to expand sales...
03
APR
2019

Wood-Processing Company Increases Efficiency and Reduces Waste Through Lean Manufacturing Implementation

The USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida recently supported wood-processing company Divani to implement Lean manufacturing at firm level. This was done with the aim of improving the company’s operating performance, productivity, and competitiveness. On...
30
MAR
2019

Youth from Gjilan, Han i Elezit and Kacanik Complete In-company Training and Find Jobs

On March 26th and 27th, 19 youth from Gjilan, Han i Elezit and Kacanik were awarded certificates for the successful completion of in-company training at ceremonies in Han i Elezit and Gjilan. The training was part of EMPOWER Private Sector’s first phase of the On-the-Job (OTJ)...
25
MAR
2019

Kosovo Essential Oil Production Company Reaches Swiss Market!

During February 13th – 16th 2019, EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiary Peppermint International attended the world’s leading trade fair for organic food BIOFACH, in Nuremberg, Germany. The company, which was established in 2012 in Leposavic, produces essential oils from a wide...
05
MAR
2019

Continuing to Empower Kosovo Producers to Export!

On March 1st, 2019, the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement to support company ElektroStublla to obtain quality certifications (VDE) for 10 of its products. Elektrostublla produces a variety of pipes, electrical installation...
04
MAR
2019

Kosovo Apparel Companies Trained on the Production Management System

On February 27th 2019, Kosovo apparel companies participated in a one-day training workshop on the Production Management System (PMS). Participants were trained on establishing Process Specifications, Standard Minute Value (SMV) and Standard Allowed Minute (SAM) and “Pitch Time”....
21
FEB
2019

Kosovo Companies Trained on LEAN Manufacturing Concepts

On February 13th and 14th, 2019, Kosovo apparel, wood-processing, and metal companies participated in a two-day training workshop on LEAN Manufacturing concepts. The USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida provided the trainings with the aim of improving the...
03
FEB
2019

Supporting BONEVET to Open New Makerspace in Kaçanik

On January 31st, 2019, the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement to support the establishment of the BONEVET makerspace in Kaçanik. This will be the BONEVET Foundation’s third makerspace in Kosovo, following its success in...
03
FEB
2019

Kosovo’s Wood Processors Successful at the Largest Furniture Fair in Europe

During January 14th-20th, 2019, Kosovo wood processors Albed, Elnor, Graniti and Ventius exhibited their products at the IMM furniture and interiors fair in Cologne, Germany. This is the largest B2B event and trade fair for furniture and interiors producers in Europe. The Made in...