07
MAR
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Informed People of Zubin Potok About Our Activities

  EMPOWER Private Sector participated in the information fair organized on March 6, 2015 by U.S. Embassy and USAID in Zubin Potok.  Out staff distributed information on grants that we provide to businesses to help them growth and create more jobs.
06
MAR
2015

Kosovo Leans In 

One step at a time through peer support to empower women become full participants in all economic and social sectors of life. Self-awareness, personal development plans, and ultimately behavior change are the three goals of the newly-established #LeanInKosova. USAID’s EMPOWER...
05
MAR
2015

Kosovo Companies Prepare for the Furniture Fair in Albania

Today, EMPOWER Private Sector facilitated a meeting with five Kosovo wood processing companies that will exhibit in the International Furniture Fair ALBANIA 2015 next week. The purpose of the meeting was to go over the final check-list of preparations to ensure a high-level...
26
FEB
2015

Technology as a Tool for Further Integration

On February 24, 2015 EMPOWER Private Sector facilitated a meeting between Kosovo Association of Information and Technology (STIKK) and Business Association of Cable Distributors SEVER (BACD) in Mitrovicë/a North. The goal of the meeting was to provide the initial opportunity for...
25
FEB
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Joins Other USAID/Kosovo Programs to Present Activities in Mitrovicë/a North

    EMPOWER Private Sector participated today in USAID / Kosovo projects public event in Mitrovicë/a North, organized at International Business College of Mitrovicë/a. Our staff distributed information on grant assistance that aims business growth and job creation, and...
23
FEB
2015

Ambassador Jacobson Visits Wood Processing Company in Prizren

  Today, EMPOWER Private Sector organized a visit for U.S. Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson to the wood processing company H.B.A.H Hoti in Prizren, known for their fine traditional woodwork and production of modern doors and windows.  Owner Argurian Hoti told Ambassador...
19
FEB
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Meets with Mayor of Zveçan/Zvečan

On February 18, 2015 EMPOWER Private Sector met with Zvečan Mayor Vučina Janković and his Advisor for Economic Development, Ms. Jelena Dzokić, to discuss collaboration for job creation and reduction of unemployment in the municipality.  Represented by Chief of Party David King...
12
FEB
2015

Kosovo Bridal Gown Producers Inspired by Turkish Experience

EMPOWER Private Sector supported the visit of three Kosovo bridal gown producers –  Menakon, Ilirida, and Mina Fashion House – to the Izmir Wedding Gowns & Evening Wear Fair (February 4-6) and Texpo Eurasia Fair of Textile Machinery in Istanbul (February 6-8). The Kosovo...
09
FEB
2015

Over 200 People from Leposaviq/ć were Introduced to EMPOWER Private Sector’s Activities

EMPOWER Private Sector joined other USAID / Kosovo projects in a public event in Leposaviq/ć that was organized to present business, education and other development opportunities available for everyone in the region.  More than 200 people from the area visited EMPOWER Private...
05
FEB
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Met with Businesses from Mitrovicë/a

Today, EMPOWER Private Sector met with over 45 business organizations from Mitrovicë/a to share with them information on the project’s grant scheme and application process.  This meeting concluded the series of visits around Kosovo through which EMPOWER Private Sector has reached...
29
JAN
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Talked to Businesses in Gjilan/Gnjilane

The scope of EMPOWER Privat Sector is easy to describe: we support ideas that empower businesses, as this is the only way to create new jobs. This message was shared with over 35  business representatives in Gjilan/Gnjilane on January 28, 2015.  At the meeting, Mayor Lutfi Haziri...
29
JAN
2015

Prizren Businesses Learn about EMPOWER Private Sector Grant Scheme

At the meeting with over 35 businesses from the region of Prizren held on January 27, 2015, EMPOWER Private Sector staff answered many questions about the types of business ideas that can be supported by our project. Afrim Tejeci, President of the Association of Craftsmen in...
23
JAN
2015

Calendar of Meetings with Business Representatives

Attention all businesses from the Wood Processing Sector; Apparel & Leather; ICT, Tourism and Energy Efficiency: If you are planning to hire more people and expand exports, there’s a good opportunity to receive USAID support.   EMPOWER Private Sector...
23
JAN
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Meets Ferizaj/Uroševac

EMPOWER Private Sector met today with over 30 business sector and municipal representatives in Ferizaj/Uroševac and presented the project’s objectives and grant scheme. The meeting was organized in the premises of the city’s Municipal Assembly. Mayor Muharrem Svarqa noted: “This...
21
JAN
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Continues to Tour the Country

Today, EMPOWER Private Sector visited Pejë/Peć to talk to over 45 business owners and representatives from other organizations interested in USAID’s latest job creation initiative.  At the meeting hosted in the Municipality of Pejë/Peć, Mayor Gazmend Muhaxheri stated that the...
15
JAN
2015

Joint Actions to Promote Kosovo’s Adventure Tourism

EMPOWER Private Sector brought together 36 representatives of tourism service providers, tour operators, municipality, and ministry officials for a networking meeting to discuss and coordinate actions to accelerate foreign tourist arrivals to Kosovo. There was a lively discussion...
14
JAN
2015

Helping Wood Industry Grow and Expand

Today, EMPOWER Private Sector brought together over 25 representatives of leading businesses and SMEs from the Kosovo wood industry from both north and south Kosovo. This is the first meeting of the USAID supported initiative through EMPOWER Private Sector to help local wood...
09
JAN
2015

Experts from Albania Visit Kosovo Apparel Companies

09 January 2015 – A meeting dedicated to exploring opportunities for the growth of apparel sector in Kosovo was hosted today by the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector between the Mayor of Gjakov/Djakovica Mimoza Kusari-Lila, and Albania’s National Chamber of Garments President Arbe...