07
MAY
2018

Apparel manufacturer CRO Fashion to expand production line and create 40 new jobs!

On May 7th 2018, Bekim Kokolli, owner of apparel manufacturer CRO Fashion signed a grant awarded by EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The company will use the grant to purchase equipment for its new factory...
07
MAY
2018

EMPOWER beneficiaries show great progress on latest visit 

On May 7th 2018, USAID Washington based desk officer Ana Luisa Pinto visited Dijamant wood processing company and KOSHI GROUP – Carbon fiber solutions. Both companies are beneficiaries of the EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida – Swedish International...
30
APR
2018

Kosovo apparel producer to soon introduce a new production line!

On April 30th, 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed a grant with apparel company Agnesa Tex to co-finance equipment for a new production line for underwear. The grant will enable the company to expand...
27
APR
2018

Supporting the empowerment of Girls in ICT!

On April 27th, 2018, young women from all over Kosovo came together to celebrate the international Girls in ICT Day in Prishtina. The event is held annually all over the world to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider education and careers in the field of...
26
APR
2018

Export-ready companies learn about export facilitation services and a one stop shop database

On April 26th 2018, twenty EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiaries attended an information session delivered by Management and Development Associates on export facilitation services and a one stop shop database. The export-ready companies were informed about a database consisting of...
26
APR
2018

Women-owned companies empowered with grant support to create jobs

On April 26th 2018, Sela Imeri, owner of confectionary producing company Embelsia, and Svetlana Utvic, owner of fruit processing company Stilus, signed grants awarded by EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with  Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The...
24
APR
2018

BONEVET opens its doors for young makers in Prishtina

On April 24th, 2018, BONEVET officially inaugurated its new Markerspace in Prishtina, a few months after it opened its doors for the first time for classes and workshops in Kosovo’s capital city. The US Ambassador Greg Delawie, USAID Mission Director James Hope, Ambassador of...
23
APR
2018

More cycling activities ahead for adventure tourism enthusiasts

On April 17th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed a grant agreement with Butterfly Outdoor Adventure for the purchase of cycling equipment. The new equipment will enable the tour operator to organize...
20
APR
2018

Creative to Create New Jobs through Grant Support

On April 10th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed a grant agreement with apparel company Creative. The grant will help Creative purchase new equipment which will enable the expansion of production...
29
MAR
2018

Young entrepreneur Shkamb Koshi to further expand KOSHI GROUP and create new jobs

On March 29th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed a grant with KOSHI GROUP to support the purchase of new equipment which will aid the company’s expansion. KOSHI GROUP is a manufacturer of...
22
MAR
2018

Upcoming ICT events to inspire and provide opportunities for Kosovo’s youth

On March 22nd 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed a grant with Ipko Foundation to support the implementation of this year’s Girls in ICT Day and DokuTech technological conference. Girls in ICT Day...
21
MAR
2018

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Gretchen Birkle visits Dekoriti

On March 21st 2018, the USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Gretchen Birkle was joined by USAID Mission Director James Hope, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Swedish Embassy Goran Paulson, USAID Economic Growth Office Director Brian Martalus and team at a...
18
MAR
2018

Promoting Kosovo tourism in France

On March 15th – 18th 2018, tour operator Outdoor Kosovo was in France to promote Kosovo as an adventure tourism destination at the Destinations Nature in Paris. This fair the largest annual tourism fair focused in nature destinations, outdoor and adventure. EMPOWER Private Sector...
14
MAR
2018

Kosovo apparel producers learn from their Macedonian counterparts

On March 14th – 15th 2018, Kosovo apparel companies Creative, Fashion Network, CroFashion, Puntex, and Artatex visited four Macedonian apparel manufacturers to gain first-hard knowledge on production processes.  During the two-day visit, the Kosovo companies learned about quality...
10
MAR
2018

Empowering Entrepreneurial Women at the first Global Mentoring Walk in Kosovo   

On March 10th 2018, the first ever Global Mentoring Walk was held in Prishtina in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event is held annually on the same day in over 60 countries of the world so that established businesswomen and leaders can mentor and support women...
06
MAR
2018

US Ambassador visits Unipek bakery

On March 6th 2018, US Ambassador Greg Delawie visited EMPOWER beneficiary Unipek in Zvecan. Unipek is a bakery that operates under the Moment brand name that produces a variety of baked goods, including croissants, rolls, pretzels, bagels, and packaged frozen pastry products. The...
05
MAR
2018

Tiki Mosaic turns trash into treasure   

On March 5th 2018, USAID Deputy Mission Director Lisa Magno visited Tiki Mosaic in Mitrovica. The Deputy Mission Director witnessed the fascinating process of how glass waste collected from all over Kosovo is recycled into beautiful and colorful mosaic tiles. The company was...
05
MAR
2018

Albed to become the first Kosovo company to produce leather furniture

On March 5th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with @Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned signed a grant with wood processing company Albed. The grant for new equipment will enable the company to substitute leather furniture imports with...