21
JUN
2017

Kosovo Connects to the Via Dinarica

On June 15th, 2017, US Ambassador Greg Delawie was joined by Deputy Chief of Mission at the Swedish Embassy Goran Paulson, USAID Mission Director James Hope, and President of the Kosovo Mountaineering and Alpinists Federation Arben Lila, to inaugurate the Kosovo segment of the...
05
JUN
2017

Te Naseri Furniture Company – A 35-year Journey to Success

Te Naseri furniture company has come a long way since its humble beginnings 35 years ago. Putting his carpentry skills into use, Naser Gashi started the small furniture workshop in his family home in 1982. Gashi made furniture products himself from scratch – from the lumber...
16
MAY
2017

WoW off to a great start in Gjilan

On May 15th, 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope visited the Women in Online Work (WoW) training program in Gjilan where 85 young women are currently completing training to prepare them for online work. The program has had a great start with the women already gaining...
28
APR
2017

International Girls in ICT Day Celebrated in Kosovo

The International Girls in ICT Day was celebrated in Pristina on April 28th 2017. The Deputy Chief of Mission Colleen Hyland spoke at the annual event, organized to empower and encourage girls and young women in Kosovo to consider education and careers in the fields of...
27
APR
2017

EMPOWER Signs Grant with Wood Furniture Producer Iliria

On April 27th 2017, Empower Private Sector in partnership with Sida-Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant with Iliria company. Iliria is a wood furniture business that began as a small family business in 1974.  To meet increasing demand for their...
27
APR
2017

KIVO Kosovo Boosted by EMPOWER Grant

On April 27th 2017, Empower Private Sector in partnership with Sida-Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant with KIVO Kosovo, producer of bread bags, printed films and garbage bags mainly for export to the Dutch, Belgium and German markets as well as for...
25
APR
2017

EMPOWER Supports Fashion Designer Lia Stublla

On April 25th 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida-Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant agreement with fashion designer Lia Stublla. The grant of €4,430 will enable the talented designer to purchase new machinery that will enable the...
20
APR
2017

Empower Joins Forces with the Albanian Diaspora Business Network to Support Kosovo Businesses

On April 20th 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope was joined by more than 30 representatives of successful businesses from Diaspora at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Albanian Diaspora Business Network. Both parties will work together on common...