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October 13, 2020

Across Kosovo, children and youth are returning safely to school.  Whether classes are in-person, virtual, or hybrid, children and youth have to navigate the new normal of going back to school during a global pandemic.  For those that are attending in-person classes, students are required to wear masks, maintain a safe distance, and wash their hands.  In preparation of these back-to-school changes, USAID, through its partnership with UNICEF, donated hygiene kits to 660 schools in all of Kosovo’s 38 municipalities and personal protective equipment against COVID-19 to more than 10,000 student

September 24, 2020

Over the last four years, USAID embedded within the Kosovo court system a total of fifteen Backlog Reduction Legal Officers (BRLOs), who served in basic court branches and the Appellate Court.  Since the program began, the main highlights of their work have been the introduction of case screening pilot concepts into courts and the reduction of backlogged cases.  BRLOs have reduced the backlog by over 80 percent in Kosovo’s basic courts.  

September 23, 2020

The National Raspberry Association, ‘Mjedra e Kosoves,’ is supported by USAID’s Agricultural Growth and Rural Opportunities activity.

September 23, 2020

Ardit Alijaj joined Up to Youth’s cohort in the Gjakovë/Đakovica municipality this year.  The USAID Up to Youth Activity focuses on mobilizing and engaging youth in meaningful ways to effect positive change in their communities.

September 11, 2020

The energy sector in Kosovo has been traditionally dominated by men.  Up until 2017, women held only 10 percent of jobs in the energy sector, and most were in administrative positions.  However, in 2017 with USAID funding, a group of women working in the energy sector established the Association of Women in Energy Sector in Kosovo (AWESK) to assist women in overcoming the challenges posed by the energy sector.  The association works to ensure that Kosovo’s energy strategies and policies are gender-sensitive, while also amplifying the contributions of women in energy.  Since its formation, A