20
APR
2015

Training the Designers and Stylists of the Future

EMPOWER Private Sector and Menakon Fashion House in Gjilan/Gnjilane hosted today a visit for USAID/Kosovo Mission Director Jim Hope.  One month after we signed the grant agreement providing an opportunity for twenty women and young girls to begin a vocational training program in...
16
APR
2015

Women Entrepreneurs Seek Growth Opportunities

For many women business owners, the biggest challenges are expansion to new markets and access to funds to further grow their activity.  EMPOWER Private Sector staff facilitated a meeting with twelve women entrepreneurs and business associations, all members of Women in Business...
15
APR
2015

USAID Mission Director Visited Our Program

    Today, EMPOWER Private Sector hosted USAID / Kosovo Mission Director Jim Hope, and the Economic Growth Team.  We talked about the activities our program is implementing for the private sector growth through job creation, and targeted support for increased sales and...
15
APR
2015

Getting Ready for the Fashion Fair in Albania

Today, EMPOWER Private Sector facilitated a meeting with 8 textile and apparel companies from Kosovo who are interested in participating in the Southeast Europe Textile, Fashion and Façon Expo that will be organized in Tirana, Albania in the beginning of June 2015. EMPOWER has...
07
APR
2015

Women Organizations Learn About Our Grants

On April 7, EMPOWER Private Sector’s Deputy Director Skender Rama gave a presentation about our program at the bi-monthly members meeting of Kosova Women’s Network.
03
APR
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Met with Women in Gjakovë/Djakovica

Our program had a great meeting in Gjakovë/Djakovica with great women from organizations and businesses actively involved in economic and social empowerment of other women and youth in the region. They told us about the projects they have, challenges they encounter along the way...
01
APR
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Visits Shtërpce/Štrpce

EMPOWER Private Sector joined the U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo Public Affairs and USAID information fair in Shtërpce/Štrpce at the Cultural House.  Our program staff talked to visitors about our grant scheme and the support we provide to businesses for growth and job creation.
26
MAR
2015

Grant Agreement Signed Today Expected to Result in More than Forty ICT Jobs 

EMPOWER Private Sector signed today a grant agreement with Adaptivit, one of the leading ICT companies in Kosovo, which will launch a programming and data management services for EU training program.  In accordance with the grant agreement, 50 young people – 20 software engineers...
26
MAR
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Brings Together Stakeholders from the Energy Efficiency

Today, EMPOWER Private Sector focused its attention on energy efficiency and renewable energy. We organized a roundtable with over 25 representatives of the pellet, briquette, and stove producers, as well as other companies, government authorities, and donors involved in the...
26
MAR
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector at the Opening of the Week of Women

On March 23, EMPOWER Private Sector joined many other organizations at the opening ceremony of the annual event Week of Women. We had the opportunity to talk to many participants about what we do, and share with them information on grant opportunities and sectors we support.
22
MAR
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Signs Two Grant Agreements

Today is a good day for EMPOWER Private Sector. We signed two grant agreements that will provide a young group of women and men in Kosovo with new IT skills that will help them find employment. The first grant agreement was signed with AUK Training Development Institute. Our...
20
MAR
2015

EMPOWER Private Sector Met with Women in Mitrovicë/Mitrovica

The time is to be ripe for everyone to take positive actions for women’s economic and professional empowerment. This was the opinion of over 20 women representing NGOs, associations and businesses in of Mitrovicë/Mitrovica and surrounding areas, who met with EMPOWER Private...
13
MAR
2015

Exploring More Opportunities for Textile Sector Growth

EMPOWER Private Sector supports the textile industry to spot new possibilities and opportunities to grow their business. This week, we brought to Kosovo two representatives of the clothing industry in Italy, who met with textile companies in Kosovo. Talks focused especially on...
12
MAR
2015

Twenty women to begin training at Menakon Fashion House

Today, EMPOWER Private Sector and Menakon Fashion House in Gjilan/Gnjilane signed a grant agreement that provides an opportunity for twenty women to begin a vocational training program in the wedding and formal gown production. At the opening ceremony, Nadire Bunjaku-Zymberi,...
10
MAR
2015

Kosovo Wood Processing Companies Participate in International Furniture Fair Albania 2015

Pristina, March 9, 2015 – Five wood processing companies will represent the broad range of products and designs made in Kosovo in the upcoming International Furniture Fair ALBANIA. The purpose of this year’s fair organized in Tirana on March 12 through March 15 is to exhibit...
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...