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...
16
SEP
2016

Kosovo Companies Visited Premier Vision Fair in Paris

From September 12 – 15, 2016, three Kosovo apparel companies: Intertex, a workwear producer, Menakon Fashion House, and Inverse One, jeans and sportswear producer, visited Premier Vision Fair in Paris, an essential apparel business hub for this sector. As visitors, they had the...
15
SEP
2016

We Are Looking to Hire Interns! 

If you are a university student about the complete studies or newly-graduated, eager to acquire work experience in a dynamic working environment, then we want to hear from you! USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, has currently four internship positions. The...
29
AUG
2016

New Wood Biomass Pellet Factory to Open in North Kosovo 

Evro Katić, a heating wood and lumber supplier in Leposavić/q has recently constructed a new facility to launch its new wood pellet production line. On August 25, 2016 USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement with this company. The grant will...
29
AUG
2016

New Production Line for Underwear to Open in Kosovo

Eurotex, a producer of workwear for the local market in Kosovo, will now expand with a new production line for underwear. This expansion is support by a grant from USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida that complements the company’s investment for acquiring...