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...
03
FEB
2019

Continuing efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of Kosovo’s apparel companies

On January 8th, 2019, the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida started a 50-day activity to provide firm-level assistance on Production Management Systems and group training to apparel manufacturers. The activity aims to improve the production management...
20
DEC
2018

Third Edition of the Wood Industry Convention Puts Focus on Made in Kosovo Furniture

On December 5th, 2018, the third annual Wood Industry Convention was held in Prishtina to promote Made in Kosovo furniture and support the growth of Kosovo’s wood-processing industry. The event gathered wood processors, government agencies, donors, international buyers, and...
20
DEC
2018

Youth Awarded Certificates for the Completion of Business Skills Training

On December 3rd, 2018, 100 youth from Gjilan and Viti were awarded certificates for the completion of business skills training at ceremonies at the two municipalities. The training was part of EMPOWER Private Sector’s Self-Employment Training Program. The USAID Economic Growth...
29
NOV
2018

Third-annual Wood Industry Convention to Support and Promote Kosovo’s Wood Processors

The third edition of the Wood Industry Convention will be held on December 5th 2018, at the Emerald Hotel in Prishtina, starting from 9:30. The event will highlight and raise awareness of the importance of the wood-processing sector to Kosovo’s economic growth. Through the...
28
NOV
2018

Second-annual Apparel Convention Promotes Growth of Kosovo’s Apparel Industry  

On November 14th 2018, the second edition of the Apparel Industry Convention took place in Prishtina to promote Kosovo’s apparel industry.  The Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Prishtina Colleen Hyland, Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, Head of Development...