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...
18
DEC
2014

EMPOWER Private Sector Project Meets with Business Sector in Mitrovicë/a

Over 90 people representing the business sector and other local organizations in Mitrovicë/a North joined the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project’s presentation to find out more about grant opportunities that will help job growth in this area. This is the first of seven sessions...
09
DEC
2014

USAID Launches New Project to Encourage Job Creation in Kosovo

Pristina, December 9, 2014 – The highest representatives of the U.S. Government joined the Kosovo private sector and other organizations to celebrate the launch of EMPOWER Private Sector – USAID Kosovo’s newest job-creation initiative.