14
DEC
2016

Kosovo Wood Processing Companies to Participate in IMM 2017 Cologne Furniture Fair

On 12 December 2016, AWPK signed with EMPOWER the agreement that will allow four Kosovo wood processing companies to participate in IMM 2017 Cologne Furniture Fair from 16 to 22 January 2017. The IMM Cologne Fair is the largest annual B2B event and trade fair for furniture and...
06
DEC
2016

Inauguration Ceremony of a confectionary producer in North Kosovo

On the 1st of December 2016, USAID Kosovo Mission Director James Hope attended the official inauguration of Milos and Marta, a confectionary producer in North Kosovo .The fund from USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida helped the company to expand and improve the...
06
DEC
2016

USAID EMPOWER supports North Kosovo Producers

Monter –B, a metal production company in North Kosovo had its inauguration ceremony on December 1st 2016 where the USAID Kosovo Mission Director James Hope was present. With the support from USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida the company financed the purchase...
23
NOV
2016

USAID Supports Baruti GmbH in Expansion and Job Creation

On November 8 2016, Baruti GmbH signed a grant agreement with USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida. Baruti GmbH is a specialized telephonic customer service provider for German speaking countries where the company is in the process of concluding 3 new contracts...
15
NOV
2016

Kosovo Gets Into Regional Brand Creation

On November 11, 2016, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce – G7 organized in Pristina the conference “Regional Branding and Development in Kosovo”. Speaking at the event, the Minister of Trade and Industry Hykmete Bajrami emphasized the importance of the national branding concept as a...
08
NOV
2016

Technology and German Language Skills Create Some 300 New Jobs for Youth

On November 7, 2016, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida, signed a grant agreement with Baruti GmbH., a specialized telephonic customer service provider for German speaking countries, which is in the process of concluding 3 new contracts with large clients in...
27
OCT
2016

Students’ Design Contest Winners

Drilon Rexhepi from the Faculty of Applied Sciences in Ferizaj/Uroševac (USHAF) is the first place winner of the Students’ Design Contest, part of the first Wood Industry Convention in Kosovo. The contest was organized with the purpose of giving students of interior design and...
25
OCT
2016

How to Realize Full Potential of the Green Energy in Kosovo

The first Kosovo Green Festival that was held in May 2016 sought to promote the growth of Kosovo green business markets, in order to expand sales and jobs for their local suppliers, to advocate for policy, legal, and regulatory improvements needed for green business growth, and...
24
OCT
2016

Supporting New Briquette Production Line

USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, is now supporting another company from the wood biomass sector to expand production. On October 21, EMPOWER Private Sector signed a grant agreement with Dragaj in Mitrovicë/a, mostly known as producer of wood pellets....
20
OCT
2016

Wood Processing on Focus

On October 19, 2016, thetwo-day convention withthe theme “Wood Processing on Focus: Trends, Technology and Business Environment” opened in Pristina. This is thefirst Kosovowoodindustryconvention, and it brought together over 150 representatives of the private sector, public...
14
OCT
2016

OSA Termosistem Inaugurates New Production Line

On October 13, 2016, U.S. Embassy Charge D’Affaires Hyland officiated at the inauguration ceremony of the new production line at OSA Termosistem Company in Rahovec/Orahovac. The new production line of polyurethane injection was enabled through a grant from USAID EMPOWER Private...
11
OCT
2016

Quality and Efficiency Are Keywords of Support to Apparel Producers

Kosovo apparel producers have great potential and can successfully get into new markets. To have successful exports, the companies need to increase production quantity but also efficiency of production processes. In continuation of its activities to support Kosovo apparel...
07
OCT
2016

Supporting Wood Processors from North Kosovo

On October 6, 2016, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, organized a meeting with several wood processing companies from North Kosovo, and the Association of Wood Processors of Kosovo (AWPK).  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss their participation in the...
07
OCT
2016

Internship with Wood Processing Companies for Youth in North Kosovo  

On October 6, 2016, the Executive Director of the Association of Wood Processors of Kosovo (AWPK) Arieta Vula-Pozhegu met with Dragiša Jovanović, owner of Fontana, a cabinetry producer in Zubin Potok, to initiate the internship program for youth in North Kosovo. The purpose of...
21
SEP
2016

Women in North Kosovo Trained as Childcare Providers 

On September 19, 2016, the Center for Women Development (CWD) in North Mitrovicë/a started the fourth round of training of certified childcare providers. The training program is arranged in five modules, to equip the future childcare providers with skills ranging from pedagogy,...
20
SEP
2016

Kosovo Wood Products Under One Brand at MOW Fair in Germany

Eight Kosovo wood processing are exhibiting their products at the MOW international furniture fair in Germany from September 18-22, 2016.  This year, they are supported by the professional sales agent that opened in Germany earlier in June, which sells products online under the...
19
SEP
2016

USAID Supports Opening of New Furniture Factory in Kosovo

The grant agreement signed on September 16, 2016 between USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, and Tiki, an interior design studio since 2000, will enable the latter the complete the financing needed to open the new factory of mainly made-to-order custom...
19
SEP
2016

Paper Bag Producer Signs Grant and Creates New Jobs 

On September 16, 2016 USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, signed a grant agreement with Lirimi, a paper bag producer from Malishevë/a. Lirimi’s main product – heavy paper bags – is used primarily by construction business for packaging cement, lime, plaster and...