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...
24
AUG
2016

Supporting Production Expansion of Wood Processing Factory

On August 24, 2016, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement with NTP Lumi, a door manufacturer from Pejë/Peć. The grant will enable the company to construct a new factory in the Drenas Business Zone and install new equipment in order to...
24
AUG
2016

New Wood Processing Factory to Open with USAID and Sida Support

Dijamanti, one of the largest traders and importers of glued and laminated timber in Kosovo, now will start producing its own. On August 24, 2016 Dijamanti signed a grant agreement with USAID EMPOWER Private Sector to complement investment for the construction and installation of...
02
AUG
2016

Empowering Women in Business

  On August 2, 2016, a group of women business owners and managers got together to discuss about breaking barriers in the business world, advance their positions and become change agents. The workshop focused on the need to network and support one another, and various...
01
AUG
2016

Kosovo Pellet Producers Gain from the Austrian Experience

On July 26-27, 2016, a group of pellet producers from Kosovo went on a study tour to Austria to gain better expertise on pellet quality control schemes and product certification process. The group visited pellet plants, a laboratory and attended a training on standards and...
29
JUL
2016

USAID Awards Grant to Kosovo Producer to Meet Increased Demand 

On July 27, 2016 USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, signed a grant agreement with Ciao Berto.  This company is one of the leaders in Kosovo for kitchen cabinet and other furniture production and sales. To realize the constantly increasing domestic and export...
25
JUL
2016

Ambassador Delawie Visits Rolleo Factory in Ferizaj/Uroševac

On July 21, 2016 US Ambassador Greg Delawie visited Rolleo, a traditional sweets producer in Ferizaj/Uroševac.  Lirie Ilazi, owner of Rolleo, showed the visitors around the production facilities. Visitors had the chance to learn about how Ms. Ilazi started the business from her...
14
JUL
2016

Council Established in Mitrovicë/a to Drive Workforce Training in the Region

On July 13, 2016, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, brought together over 60 representatives of the business sector and public institutions from the region of Mitrovicë/a to discuss about skills development and vocational education programs that match the...
11
JUL
2016

Fruit and Vegetable Producer in North Kosovo Expands Production

On July 7, 2016, Acting Mission Director Brian Fahey visited “Milovanović Farm” in Dren village, Leposavić/q. Farmer Jovan Milovanović started expansion of his farming activity in 2012 when he received the first greenhouse with USAID support. Currently, he has 710 square meters...