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...
26
NOV
2018

Third Edition of the Green Festival Yields Biggest Success Yet

October 2018 – The green energy sector presents considerable opportunities for economic growth and job creation in Kosovo. To support this promising sector, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector has initiated and organized the Green Festival for three years running. Held on...
09
NOV
2018

Kosovo IT companies connect with Estonian counterparts

During October 17th and 19th, 2018, Kosovo IT companies Cacttus and LinkPlus participated in the Western Balkans Business Forum in Tallinn, Estonia, hosted by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Estonia Development Cooperation. Their participation at the conference...
24
OCT
2018

The biggest Kosovo apparel industry event is coming soon!

The second edition of the Kosovo Apparel Convention will be held on November 14th, 2018, at the Emerald Hotel, Prishtina, starting from 9:30 am. The purpose of the event is to help the Kosovo apparel industry gain visibility and attract investors, while offering a networking...
24
OCT
2018

Kosovo wood processors brush up on their painting skills

On October 15-18, 2018, Kosovo wood processors brushed up on their painting skills and learned new techniques at a wood painting course held by USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida. Fourteen participants from seven wood processing companies, including a company...
24
OCT
2018

KAMA assumes central role in organizing Kosovo Apparel Convention

EMPOWER Private Sector signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nora Zhilivoda, the Executive Director of the Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association (KAMA), for the implementation of the second edition of the Kosovo Apparel Convention that will be held this November in...
24
OCT
2018

The 7th edition of KosICT: A glimpse of the future!

During 12th and 13th of October, the regional ICT conference KosICT gathered hundreds of ICT experts, enthusiasts and curious minds in Prishtina. During the two-day event, various presentations and impressive discussion panels were held from top-tier speakers from around the...
19
OCT
2018

Informing youth on training opportunities through RED-T

In October 2018, A.U.K. Training and Development Institute held information sessions for interested youth to participate in the Regional Employment Development Training (RED-T) program in the municipalities of Gjilan, Hani i Elezit, Kacanik, and Viti. The RED-T program is funded...
19
OCT
2018

Youth from Hani i Elezit are informed on skills training opportunities

On October 4th, 2018, a joint information session was held in the municipality of Hani i Elezit to inform youth on the opportunity to participate in three upcoming youth workforce development programs. Representatives from the three program implementers, namely Help-Kosovo,...
19
OCT
2018

Information Sessions on Self-Employment Training Program held in Gjilan, Hani i Elezit, Kacanik, and Viti

September 2018 – As part of the Self-Employment (SE) Training Program funded by EMPOWER Private Sector Project, local organization Help Kosovo held information sessions in four municipalities of Kosovo, namely, Gjilan, Hani i Elezit, Kacanik, and Viti. The information sessions...
19
OCT
2018

Continuing to support local manufacturing companies to create jobs

On September 21st, 2018, the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida signed grant agreements with two different manufacturing companies in Kosovo, Mahagoni and Pista-Ekoplast. A grant was signed with wood-processing company Mahagoni to purchase new equipment...