05
MAR
2018

Albed to become the first Kosovo company to produce leather furniture

On March 5th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with @Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned signed a grant with wood processing company Albed. The grant for new equipment will enable the company to substitute leather furniture imports with...
05
MAR
2018

Sweet visit at Konditoria

On March 5th 2018, USAID Deputy Mission Director Lisa Magno visited sweets producer Konditoria in Mitrovica. Konditoria produces over a hundred varieties of cakes and sweets which are sold at many restaurants and cafés in Kosovo. During the visit, the company CEO Kriton Begolli...
05
MAR
2018

Idrizi company to create 45 new jobs through grant support

On March 5th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned signed a grant with Idrizi, a producer of upholstery products and products from medium-density fiberboard (MDF). The grant will support Idrizi to purchase...
05
MAR
2018

Genkor receives grant to obtain quality certification

On March 5th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned signed a grant with wood processing company Genkor. The grant will enable Genkor to obtain the quality management system certification ISO 9001:2015,...
28
FEB
2018

No more spoiled raspberries for young Kosovo farmer

On February 28th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned signed a grant with raspberry farmer Marko Milicević to co-finance the purchase of post-harvest cooling and freezing chambers for his company...
14
FEB
2018

Empowering Farmers with Important Information

On February 7th 2017, an informative session was held with farmers from North Kosovo to inform them about grant opportunities at the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development. Over 40 enthusiastic farmers attended and found the session to be valuable. “We...
01
FEB
2018

USAID Mission Director Hope Visits Intertex Company in Gjakova

On February 1st 2018, USAID Mission Director James Hope visited Intertex company, a leather and textile company established in 2015, in Gjakova. The company produces work uniforms, covers for cars, and leather bags, and currently has 237 employees. During the visit the Board...
21
DEC
2017

Binni supported to obtain four quality standard certifications

On December 21st 2017, wood processing company Binni was awarded a grant to obtain four quality standard certifications. The grant from EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned will enable Binni to obtain the...
21
DEC
2017

More new jobs to be created by wood processing company Ukaj

On December 21st 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned signed a grant with Ukaj to support the company to upgrade its existing production capacities. The grant will also enable Ukaj to introduce a new...
14
DEC
2017

Moment bakery expands throughout north Kosovo

On December 14th 2017, USAID Economic Growth Office Director Brian Martalus joined the owner of Unipek Saša Tomašević in the inauguration of the Moment bakery in Zvecan. Unipek is a bakery under the brand name Moment that produces a variety of baked goods, including puff pastry,...
14
DEC
2017

North Kosovo producers reach success through grant support

On December 14th 2017, the USAID Kosovo team led by USAID Economic Growth Office Director Brian Martalus visited two EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiaries in north Kosovo. First stop was at Peppermint International, the only large-scale producer of essential oils from a wide...
07
DEC
2017

Students show creativity and talent at the Wood Industry Convention

On December 7th 2017, the Wood Industry Convention – second edition ended with the announcement of the winners of the Student Design Contest. The winner of the first-place was Vlorjan Pacarizi, the second-place winner was Vildane Maliqi, and the third-place winner Arian...
07
DEC
2017

Wood Industry Convention Empowers Exports, Innovation and Design

On December 6th-7th 2017, the second edition of the Wood ndustry Convention took place in Prishtina to promote Kosovo’s wood processors and the industry. USAID Kosovo Deputy Mission Director Lisa Magno, was joined by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, Minister of Education,...
01
DEC
2017

Made in Kosovo Apparel in the Limelight at Kosovo’s First Apparel Convention

On November 6th 2017, the first Kosovo Apparel Convention brought attention to Made in Kosovo apparel and the industry. Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and acting USAID Mission Director Lisa Magno spoke about the importance of this event to help companies in the sector...
26
NOV
2017

First Albanian Diaspora Economic Forum Enables Business Deals and Connections

On November 25th- 26th 2017, the first-ever Albanian Diaspora Economic Forum took place in Prishtina. It connected Kosovo’s Albanian Diaspora businesses with businesses from Kosovo and the region. This was a great opportunity for Kosovo businesses to create investment and export...
23
NOV
2017

Renewable energy a key solution to losses from energy interruptions

On November 23rd 2017, the energy supply for the manufacturing sector in Kosovo and renewable energy, was the topic of the 4E conference that took place in Prishtina. The Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj spoke at the opening of the event, followed by the Minister of...
16
NOV
2017

More Kosovo companies empowered through grants!

On November 16th and 17th 2017, USAID Economic Growth Office Director Brian Martalus witnessed the singing of two grants awarded to Kosovo companies by USAID Empower Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbetesigned. AL-TEC,...
14
NOV
2017

Supporting creativity and innovation of Kosovo’s youth 

On November 1st 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope witnessed the signing of a grant agreement between USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with SIDA and BONEVET Prishtina. After the success of the first BONEVET maker-space in Gjakova, BONEVET opened its doors in...