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Leadership Conference

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USAID Leadership Conference
USAID Macedonia Leadership Conference

USAID organized a half-day leadership conference on Macedonia’s Journey from Development to Self-Reliance on March 30, 2018 for the youth of Macedonia. The event was live-streamed on USAID Macedonia's Facebook page. A recording of the event is now available on USAID Macedonia's YouTube page

Conference Schedule

8:30 – 9:00      Arrival and registration

9:00 – 9:15      Fisnik Zekiri, Master of Ceremony, welcomes guests, David Atteberry, USAID/Macedonia Country Representative, makes opening remarks.

9:15 – 9:25      Talk on Entrepreneurship by Irena Chaushevska, NewMan’s Business Academy and Accelerator Cofounder

9:35 – 9:45      Talk on Civic Engagement by Dona Kosturanova, Youth Educational Forum Executive Director 

9:55 – 10:05    Talk on Education by Satki Ismaili, Cyril and Methodius Primary School Director – Tetovo

10:15 – 10:25  Talk on Social Entrepreneurship by Doroti Pachkova, One Made Executive Director

10:35 – 10:45  Talk on Diversity and Inclusion by Elena Kochoska, Polio Plus Program Manager

11:00 – 11:25  Brunch

11:30 – 12:00  A Moderated Panel Discussion on "What Does it Take to be Successful in Macedonia?"

Nina Angelovska, Grouper CEO and Cofounder

Zarko Dimitrioski, Eden na Eden Cofounder

Ana Golejshka, Retweet a Meal

Meral Musli Tajroska, Women Without Borders

12:10 – 12:20  Talk on Democracy and Governance by Sefer Selimi, Democracy Lab Founder

12:20 – 12:45  Closing remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia Jess L. Baily         

12:45 – 13:00  Pictures with speakers and end of conference.