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...
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...