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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:00am

June 9, 2020, SKOPJE - The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional $450,000 to support North Macedonia’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing its total contribution to $1.5 million. 

The additional funding will be provided to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support

  • coordination, planning, monitoring, operations, and logistics;
  • risk communication and community engagement; and
  • case management and infection prevention and control in health facilities.

U.S. Ambassador Kate Byrnes noted “the U.S. government is proud to be a conduit for the generosity of the American people to fight this pandemic together with our allies.  Through our partnership with UNICEF, we are pleased to augment the emergency health, humanitarian, and economic response by the government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations, as well as the international community.”

United States Chargé d’Affaires Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm with the winners of the citizen journalism competition and "Top Tema na Vasha Strana" team
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:15pm

Skopje, Macedonia – Today, December 19, 2018, Telma TV and the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) celebrated the completion of USAID’s support for the Top Tema – On Your Side television show at Public Room. Telma TV and MCIC also announced the winners of the fourth and final round of the USAID-funded citizen journalism competition.

United States Chargé d’Affaires Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm and Editor-in-Chief of Telma TV Atanas Kirovski delivered opening remarks and handed out certificates of recognition to the ten winners of the citizen journalism competition.

U.S. Ambassador Jess Baily at the Anti-corruption conference
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:30pm

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day today, the Platform of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Fight Against Corruption, supported by USAID, organized a conference titled, “Urgent Priority Reforms: Strengthening the Institutional Framework in the Fight Against Corruption: Was Progress Made?” at the Alexander Palace Hotel in Skopje. The conference gathered together representatives from the government, public institutions, the media, and civil society to discuss a coordinated effort to fight corruption in Macedonia.

Signing of the MoU at the Government of Macedonia
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 5:00am

Today, USAID’s Development of Regional Energy Markets Project, the Government of Republic of Macedonia and the Energy Regulatory Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will facilitate technical assistance by USAID to harmonize Macedonian energy legislation with the European Union’s energy regulations. Earlier this year, USAID assisted with the development of the new Energy Law, adopted by the Government of Macedonia in May.

Helping farmers in Pelagonia to modernize their milk production
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:45am

Today, June 28, 2018, USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project (BEP), together with Macedonian firms Zdravje Radovo, Sano, Ekoshar and Marancho, launched an initiative to help dairy farmers in Pelagonia modernize their milk production by co-investing in modern farming equipment and regional tranings that will be put to use on multiple dairy farms in the Pelagonia region to increase milk quality and yeilds. The new technology and know-how will make the region’s dairy farmers more competitive, enabling them to increase revenue and employment.

USAID General Development Office Director Edward Gonzalez and Mayor of Veles Municipality Ace Kocevski delivered opening remarks
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 3:45am

On June 19, 2018 in the Municipality of Veles, USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) organized its third policy discussion on combating disinformation. Eighty representatives from civil society organizations, media, journalists, local and central government institutions, academia, international organizations, and youth participated, sharing their opinions, ideas and recommendations to develop a coordinated approach to countering disinformation.

USAID Celebrates Completion of Readers are Leaders Project and Its Achievements
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:30am

Today at Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje, USAID’s Readers are Leaders celebrated five years of achievements in improving early literacy in Macedonia at the closing ceremony of the project. USAID Country Representative David Atteberry, Minister of Education and Science Renata Deskoska, representatives from educational institutions, teacher training faculties and primary schools attended the event.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Inaugration of the Concert Hall at  Lazo Micev Rale Music School in Kavadarci
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:15pm

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Gretchen Birkle joined U.S. Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Eric Rice, Mayor of Kavadarci Mitko Jancev, representatives of USAID’s Youth Ethnic Integration project, and members of the Kavardaci business community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating a new concert hall and marking the completion of Lazo Micev Rale Music School’s renovation. The concert hall and school renovation were financed jointly by USAID and the U.S.

More than 200 students and teachers from primary schools from across the country joined the celebration and participated in educational activities.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:30pm

Today, May 16, 2018, USAID’s Readers are Leaders project hosted a “Reading and Math Olympics” at the Shkolka stage in Skopje City Park. More than 200 students and teachers from primary schools from across the country joined the celebration and participated in educational activities. Students had the chance to collaborate with their peers to solve interesting reading and math challenges, and teachers shared best practices on teaching language and math with their colleagues from other schools.

Signing of the MoU
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 2:30pm

Today, May 09, 2018, USAID’s Partnership for Better Business Regulation project facilitated the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Government of Macedonia and the four largest chambers of commerce in the country. The MoU seeks to strengthen dialogue between the public and private sectors on issues affecting legal compliance of companies in Macedonia. This MoU is a big step forward in the process of building a stable and fruitful relationship between the chamber of commerce, and between the chambers and the Government.