27
APR
2017

EMPOWER Signs Grant with Wood Furniture Producer Iliria

On April 27th 2017, Empower Private Sector in partnership with Sida-Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant with Iliria company. Iliria is a wood furniture business that began as a small family business in 1974.  To meet increasing demand for their...
27
APR
2017

KIVO Kosovo Boosted by EMPOWER Grant

On April 27th 2017, Empower Private Sector in partnership with Sida-Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant with KIVO Kosovo, producer of bread bags, printed films and garbage bags mainly for export to the Dutch, Belgium and German markets as well as for...
25
APR
2017

EMPOWER Supports Fashion Designer Lia Stublla

On April 25th 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida-Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant agreement with fashion designer Lia Stublla. The grant of €4,430 will enable the talented designer to purchase new machinery that will enable the...
20
APR
2017

Empower Joins Forces with the Albanian Diaspora Business Network to Support Kosovo Businesses

On April 20th 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope was joined by more than 30 representatives of successful businesses from Diaspora at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Albanian Diaspora Business Network. Both parties will work together on common...
13
APR
2017

Formon a Step Closer to International Markets

On April 13th 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete demonstrated once again their support to young entrepreneurs of Kosovo, by signing a grant to support CE mark certification for Formon’s Kosovo-made 3D...
09
APR
2017

Kosovo’s Local Tour Operators Trained to Develop Successful Products

USAID EMPOWER Private Sector together with the Kosovo Mountaineering and Alpine Federation, from April 7th to 9th 2017, organized a two-and-a-half-day workshop for local tour operators delivered by Thierry Joubert from the Via Dinarica Alliance. The purpose of this workshop was...
09
APR
2017

EMPOWER Supports Rroni Fer to Doubles its Workforce 

On April 6th 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope joined Rroni Fer owner, Labinot Kameri, to inaugurate the new electrical transformer substation that will allow Rroni Fer company to increase their production capacities, expand exports and double its workforce.  Rroni Fer,...
31
MAR
2017

Godzi Exports for the First Time to Germany

Godzi wood processing company from northern Kosovo, marked a major step on March 31st, 2017. With the help of EMPOWER Private Sector the company exported its first shipment of wood cutting boards to the German market. The important linkage with the German buyer was made ...
30
MAR
2017

Kosovo Designers Collaborate with Macedonian Retailers

Kosovo designers met with Macedonian evening gown retailers in Tetovo, on March 30th, 2017, to discuss possible future collaborations between designers and retailers of the two neighboring countries. Macedonian retailers emphasized the strong market demand for evening gowns...
29
MAR
2017

KAMA Signs MOU with Skopje Fashion Week

On March 29th 2017, The Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association (KAMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Skopje Fashion Week in Macedonia. The MOU will assist Kosovo’s designers to participate in Skopje Fashion Week at an affordable cost and enable them to showcase their...
27
MAR
2017

Kosovo-made Furniture on show in Skopje Furniture Fair Exhibition

Kosovo furniture companies KoBa and Ahikos showcased their creations at the at the Skopje Furniture Fair Exhibition in Macedonia from March 21st to the 27th , 2017.  The annual event attracts important producers and buyers from across the region.  Through the participation at the...
24
MAR
2017

UBT Students Gain Firsthand Knowledge on the Textile Production Process

On March 24th 2017, Students from the University for Business and Technology UBT visited leading Kosovo sportswear manufacturer, S//Sprint, to gain firsthand knowledge on the textile production process. S//Sprint Production Director, Xufe Sopa, showed and explained the entire...
24
MAR
2017

Women from Prishtina take English Tests to Qualify for the WoW Training Program

On March 23rd 2017, over 300 women took part in English-language testing to qualify for the Women in Online Work (WOW) training program. The test-takers hope to be among the 50 candidates from Prishtina that will take part in a two-month intensive training program on technical...
20
MAR
2017

EMPOWER continues its support of the Kosovo Apparel and Marketing Association

On March 20th 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant agreement with the Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association (KAMA) to support KAMA’s second year of operation. KAMA was established for the...
17
MAR
2017

English Testing Underway for the WoW Training Program in Gjilan

On March 17th 2017, The assessment phase of the Women in Online Work (WOW) training program started in Gjilan, where over one hundred young women were tested hoping to be one of the 60 trainees of the WOW program in Gjilan. WOW is a training program will include front-end web...
16
MAR
2017

Trosha about to open 44 new job places

  16 March 2017, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement with  “Trosha”, a  Kosovar brand of fresh food chain of bakeries & cafes. The grant will be used for the expansion of central kitchen production and opening of several new...
10
MAR
2017

International Women’s Day

On 10th USAID EMPOWER Private Sector organized an event regarding “ International Women’s Day” . The U.S Ambassador, Greg Delawie had the opening speech  where he talked about the women businesses leaders in Kosovo and their role in Kosovo’s economic growth through USAID’s...
06
MAR
2017

EMPOWER continuously support the Apparel Companies  

John Haycock is an apparel production expert with over 40-year experience where he is trying to help the companies in increasing sale and export by increasing the quality of the products and the efficiency of the workers. During the last three visits, John has been working with...