01
DEC
2017

Made in Kosovo Apparel in the Limelight at Kosovo’s First Apparel Convention

On November 6th 2017, the first Kosovo Apparel Convention brought attention to Made in Kosovo apparel and the industry. Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and acting USAID Mission Director Lisa Magno spoke about the importance of this event to help companies in the sector...
23
NOV
2017

Renewable energy a key solution to losses from energy interruptions

On November 23rd 2017, the energy supply for the manufacturing sector in Kosovo and renewable energy, was the topic of the 4E conference that took place in Prishtina. The Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj spoke at the opening of the event, followed by the Minister of...
16
NOV
2017

More Kosovo companies empowered through grants!

On November 16th and 17th 2017, USAID Economic Growth Office Director Brian Martalus witnessed the singing of two grants awarded to Kosovo companies by USAID Empower Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned. AL-TEC,...
14
NOV
2017

Supporting creativity and innovation of Kosovo’s youth 

On November 1st 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope witnessed the signing of a grant agreement between USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with SIDA and BONEVET Prishtina. After the success of the first BONEVET maker-space in Gjakova, BONEVET opened its doors in...
08
NOV
2017

60 new jobs to be created in Kosovo’s ICT industry

On November 8th 2017, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned signed a grant with company EvroTarget to co-finance a work equipment investment. EvroTarget operates in the outsourcing service sector...
07
NOV
2017

A Greener Future on the Horizon for Kosovo

October 2017 – The long winter months will soon bring coal grey skies in the capital Pristina. However, the recent Green Festival has hinted that a greener future is on the horizon for Kosovo.  The turnout and interest at the festival held in Pristina in September has shown...
01
NOV
2017

Kosovo Apparel Convention

The first Kosovo Apparel Convention will be held on November 6th, 2017, at the Emerald Hotel, Pristina, starting from 9:30am.The purpose of the Convention is to advance the development and growth of the apparel industry in Kosovo. The event will offer a networking platform for...
02
OCT
2017

Sweet times ahead for Konditoria

On September 18th 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida- Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant to support Konditoria to purchase new equipment. Konditoria produces over a hundred varieties of cakes and sweets which are sold at many...
02
OCT
2017

New opportunities for Kosovo companies to expand in Europe

On September 15th 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida- Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed two grants with the Association of Wood Processors of Kosovo to support the participation of wood processing companies at two international fairs-...
02
OCT
2017

Building strategy with the Albanian Diaspora Business Network

On September 2nd to 4th 2017, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector representatives and experts took part in the Traditional Meeting of the Albanian Diaspora Business Network Board in Switzerland to discuss the draft strategy for the ADBN network. The 5-year strategy aims to continue...
11
SEP
2017

Green Festival – 2nd Edition

September 19 – 21, 2017 Palace of Youth and Sports, Prishtina The Green Festival will kick-off on the 19 th of September and run until 21 st of September at the Palace of Youth and Sports in Prishtina. This is the second edition of the Green Festival, offering a networking...
11
SEP
2017

Support continues for Made in Kosovo

On August 30th 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida- Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant with the Kosovo Manufacturing Club to support the Made in Kosovo campaign for the second year running. The campaign aims to increase awareness...
21
AUG
2017

US Ambassador Visits Tourist Information Stand at Dokufest

On August 7th 2017, US Ambassador Greg Delawie stopped by the Tourist Information stand at this year’s Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival. Local tour operators and volunteers had the chance to show the Ambassador the different adventure tours on offer....
21
AUG
2017

Peppermint International – The Only Large Scale Essential Oil Producer in Kosovo

On August 9th 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope visited Peppermint International in Leposavic. The company produces essential oils through distillation/extraction processes from a wide variety of wild-growing medicinal and aromatic plants. During the visit, the owner Stojan...
21
AUG
2017

Ambassador Delawie Visits KOSHI Group

On August 7th 2017, US Ambassador Greg Delawie joined by Mission Director James Hope visited KOSHI Group, the only producer of fiber carbon automotive body components in Kosovo and the region. The owner Shkamb Koshi during the visit explained the process of making carbon fiber...
03
AUG
2017

JAHA Solar – the Only Producer of Solar Panels in the Western Balkans

On July 25th 2017, US Ambassador Delawie and USAID Mission Director Hope visited the Jaha Solar Factory. Jaha Solar is the first factory in Kosovo to produce and export solar products such as photovoltaic panels. Jaha Solar was founded in 2016 by Fadil Hoxha, as a subsidiary of...
03
AUG
2017

US Ambassador Visits Binni – The Leading Furniture Company in Kosovo

On July 24th 2017, US Ambassador Greg Delawie and USAID Mission Director James Hope visited EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiary Binni. A leading furniture manufacturer in Kosovo, Binni produces quality kitchens, doors, windows, and a variety of other furniture. Co-owner Bedri...
31
JUL
2017

Kosovo Apparel Producers Visit Albanian Textile Industry Heavyweights

On July 18 and 19, 2017, seven Kosovo company representatives from the apparel sector, were on a two-day study visit in Albania. The purpose of the visit was to share best practices between apparel companies and to gain first-hand knowledge on increasing the efficiency of their...