24
OCT
2018

Kosovo wood processors brush up on their painting skills

On October 15-18, 2018, Kosovo wood processors brushed up on their painting skills and learned new techniques at a wood painting course held by USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida. Fourteen participants from seven wood processing companies, including a company...
24
OCT
2018

KAMA assumes central role in organizing Kosovo Apparel Convention

EMPOWER Private Sector signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nora Zhilivoda, the Executive Director of the Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association (KAMA), for the implementation of the second edition of the Kosovo Apparel Convention that will be held this November in...
24
OCT
2018

The 7th edition of KosICT: A glimpse of the future!

During 12th and 13th of October, the regional ICT conference KosICT gathered hundreds of ICT experts, enthusiasts and curious minds in Prishtina. During the two-day event, various presentations and impressive discussion panels were held from top-tier speakers from around the...
19
OCT
2018

Informing youth on training opportunities through RED-T

In October 2018, A.U.K. Training and Development Institute held information sessions for interested youth to participate in the Regional Employment Development Training (RED-T) program in the municipalities of Gjilan, Hani i Elezit, Kacanik, and Viti. The RED-T program is funded...
19
OCT
2018

Youth from Hani i Elezit are informed on skills training opportunities

On October 4th, 2018, a joint information session was held in the municipality of Hani i Elezit to inform youth on the opportunity to participate in three upcoming youth workforce development programs. Representatives from the three program implementers, namely Help-Kosovo,...
19
OCT
2018

Information Sessions on Self-Employment Training Program held in Gjilan, Hani i Elezit, Kacanik, and Viti

September 2018 – As part of the Self-Employment (SE) Training Program funded by EMPOWER Private Sector Project, local organization Help Kosovo held information sessions in four municipalities of Kosovo, namely, Gjilan, Hani i Elezit, Kacanik, and Viti. The information sessions...
19
OCT
2018

Continuing to support local manufacturing companies to create jobs

On September 21st, 2018, the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida signed grant agreements with two different manufacturing companies in Kosovo, Mahagoni and Pista-Ekoplast. A grant was signed with wood-processing company Mahagoni to purchase new equipment...
27
SEP
2018

Kosovo’s youth to benefit from professional development trainings

In September 2018, RIT Kosovo A.U.K – Training and Development Institute and mayors of the municipalities of Gjilan, Hani i Elezit, Kaçanik, and Viti reached agreements of cooperation to implement the Regional Employment Development Training Program (RED-T). The training...
27
SEP
2018

Regional Employment Development Program to increase job prospects for youth!

On September 6th, 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector Project signed a cooperation agreement with RIT Kosovo A.U.K – Training and Development Institute to implement the Regional Employment Development Training Program (RED-T). The program aims to enhance employment opportunities...
14
SEP
2018

The Green Festival grows stronger in its 3rd edition on September 19-21!

September 2018 – The third edition of the Green Festival will come this year bigger and greener than ever before. Over 40 Kosovar companies will present their products and services to promote a more sustainable environment in the future. The Green Festival will provide a...
14
SEP
2018

Youth from Gjilan, Han i Elezit, Kacanik and Viti to receive On-the-Job Training

In August 2018, the Kosovo Manufacturing Club (KMC) signed cooperation agreements with the municipalities of Gjilan, Han I Elezit, Kacanik, and Viti, to implement the On-the-Job Training Program that is financed by USAID EMPOWER Private Sector. Through these agreements, youth...
14
SEP
2018

Partnering with Municipalities to Empower Youth in Business

In August 2018, local-organization Help-Kosovo signed cooperation agreements with four municipalities of Kosovo to implement the Self-Employment Training Program. The program which is funded by USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida, aims to foster employability...
10
SEP
2018

Save the dates for the 3rd edition of the Green Festival!

The 3rd edition of Green Festival will take place from the 19th to the 21st of September at “1 Tetori” sports hall in Prishtina. The Green Festival is the largest networking platform in Kosovo for Green Businesses, government agencies, donors, and relevant energy stakeholders....
17
AUG
2018

2100 Kosovo-made kitchens to be exported to Central Africa!

More and more Kosovo companies are exporting to foreign markets thanks to the support provided by USAID’s EMPOWER Private Sector project. Recently, DONI wood-processing company from Mitrovica signed a significant new contract to export 2100 kitchens to the Democratic Republic of...
16
AUG
2018

USAID Mission Director witnesses BINNI’s successes!

On August 9th, 2018, USAID Mission Director Lisa Magno visited EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiary BINNI in Vushtrri. Binni’s co-owner walked the Mission Director around large production facility and its modern showroom and talked about the variety of products the company offers...
13
AUG
2018

On-The-Job Training Program to Empower Youth Employment!

On August 8th, 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector project signed a grant agreement with local organization Kosovo Manufacturing Club (KMC), to implement the On-The-Job (OTJ) Training Program. The training program aims to increase the skills of vulnerable and marginalized youth in...
13
AUG
2018

Green Festival Succession Plan Established with the Kosovo Manufacturing Club

The Kosovo Manufacturing Club (KMC) is joining the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project to co-organize the 3rd edition of the Green Festival. Through a signed MOU, the KMC is also set to be the successor of the implementation of the forthcoming editions of the Green Festival....
10
AUG
2018

USAID Mission Director Magno visits EMPOWER beneficiaries in Prizren

On August 6th, 2018, USAID Mission Director Lisa Magno visited EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiaries Dokufest and Jasin Metal in Prizren. She met with DokuFest Management and a group of students from a Film and factual Media workshop and learned about how the festival is...