06
NOV
2019

Kosovo Apparel Companies Showcased their Export-Ready Products at the Third Annual Apparel Convention

The third edition of the Kosovo Apparel Industry Convention was held on October 22, 2019, in Prishtina. The Convention provided an avenue to showcase the latest Made in Kosovo apparel innovations and trends. The event gathered many manufacturers, government agencies, donors,...
06
NOV
2019

Over 95 B2B meetings held at the fourth annual Wood Industry Convention held in Prishtina

  On October 15, 2019 the fourth Kosovo Wood Industry Convention was held in Prishtina to promote Made in Kosovo furniture and support the growth of the wood-processing industry in Kosovo. The one-day event provided an avenue for Kosovo wood-processing companies to gain...
01
OCT
2019

132 youth receive certificates upon completing the RED-T program

On September 20, 2019, the certification ceremony for the RED-T program was held in Prishtina. Over 132 youth from the municipalities of Gjilan, Hani i Elezit, Kacanik, and Viti received certificates upon the completion of RED-T program. Youth completed classroom-based general...
07
AUG
2019

B2B Diaspora Conference Gathers Hundreds of Businesses and Yields Export Deals

The biggest Diaspora event of the year was held on May 24th and 25th, 2019, in Prishtina. The Economic Conference of Albanian Diaspora from Europe – B2B gathered and connected Kosovo businesses with Diaspora businesses, with the aim of creating new business deals to...
07
AUG
2019

On-the-Job Training Enables Youth to Find Jobs

Empowering youth and helping them obtain adequate skills to meet job market requirements is one of the primary goals of the EMPOWER Private Sector project. As a part of the third phase of EMPOWER Private Sector’s On-the-Job Training Program, 63 youth from the municipalities of...
07
AUG
2019

Humanizing the Digital on Focus at DOKU.TECH 2019

Over 900 youth attended DOKU.TECH 2019, one of the biggest annual technological events in the region. With the theme of “Humanizing the digital, Digitizing the human”, the event was held at the youth-run building, Termokiss in Prishtina on June 8th and 9th, bringing together more...
07
AUG
2019

First Ever Certification Program on Solar Panel Design and Installation Initiated in Kosovo

A one-week training on the design and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems took place in Prishtina from June 3rd, 2019. This is a first of its kind activity in Kosovo, where 19 participants are undertaking 15-days of training on the design and installat...
07
AUG
2019

Solar Energy Companies Successful at Leading Industry Fair

Kosovo companies involved in solar energy attended the world’s leading exhibition fair for the solar industry, Intersolar Europe 2019, held in Munich, Germany, during May 15th -17th, 2019. The annual fair gathers more than 1,300 exhibitors each year. Jaha Solar, S-Imeri (ESKO),...
07
AUG
2019

Kosovo Apparel Manufacturers Hold B2B Meetings in Turkey

During May 7th-10th, 2019, apparel producers CroFashion, Wear & Go, ArtaTex and ArtaTex Group visited apparel factories and held B2B meetings with Turkish companies in Istanbul and Bursa. Supported by EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida, the Kosovo Apparel...
07
AUG
2019

Empowering Kosovo’s Young Women to Take on Careers in ICT

On April 26th, 2019, more than 250 ambitious Kosovo girls and young women gathered to mark the Girls in ICT Day in Prishtina.  The annual event is celebrated around the world to inspire and motivate girls and young women to consider education and careers in the ICT sector. The...
07
AUG
2019

Kosovo Wood processing Companies in Belgium with a Mission

On March 29th, 2019, Kosovo wood processing companies Ciao Berto, Elnor, Candeo, Albed and Shehu and the Association of Wood Processors of Kosovo went on a three-day trade mission to Belgium. Representatives from these companies visited five showrooms and met with 16 Belgian and...
25
JUN
2019

Kosovo Wood Processing Companies on a Mission in Belgium

On March 29th, 2019, Kosovo wood processing companies took part in a three-day trade mission in Belgium. The aim of the mission was to support the expansion of Kosovo businesses and increase Kosovo exports through market linkages with European markets, including Diaspora...
24
JUN
2019

Kosovo Company Supported to Obtain Quality Certifications and Increase Exports!

USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant to support metal company Jasin Metal, to obtain the CE mark for five groups of products. The CE mark is a quality certification which indicates conformity with international health, safety, and environmental...
19
JUN
2019

The latest edition of DOKU.TECH was the most successful yet!

Over 900 people attended DOKU.TECH 2019, one of the biggest annual technological events in the region. Held at the youth-run building, Termokiss in Prishtina, on June 8th and 9th, 2019, the event brought together more than 20 local organizations and companies. The conference...
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)...