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13.09.2021

Working for MFK is working for change in K...

Even before I started the first year of my MBA program at UC Berkeley Haas, I knew that I wanted to complete my MBA internship in Kosovo. Before I came to Haas I had served with the U.S. Peace Corps in northern Albania for more than two years, and I was sure that after a […]
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14.05.2021

From the Balkans to the Hawkeye State: Emp...

An article by Saadia Iqbal, Writer-Editor at Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), about the Graduates of the Women in Energy Scholarship Program. This article is published on mccgov.medium.com.     Blerona Rexhaj was 23 years old when she left her home in Istog, Kosovo for the first ...
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31.03.2021

Investing in Energy Efficiency Sparks Chan...

An article by Jozefina Cutura, Director of Gender and Social Inclusion at Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), about MFK’s Women Energy Entrepreneurs (WEE) Program and the series of activities that MFK is implementing with MCC’s support towards empowering women entrepreneurs in Kosovo, t...
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24.11.2020

Women Are Driving Change in Kosovo’s Energ...

An article by Jozefina Cutura, Director of Gender and Social Inclusion at Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on the importance of women’s economic empowerment in Kosovo and the series of activities that MFK is implementing with MCC’s support towards increasing women’s participation in Kosovo’...
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20.11.2020

Increasing civic trust by supporting judic...

An interview with Gentiana Mahmuti, Judical and Open Data Manager at MFK, on the role of Public Access to Judicial Information (PAJI) activity in increasing judicial transparency and accountability. This interview is published on the 11th edition of MFK’s quarterly newsletter ‘The Challenger’, No...
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16.11.2020

Projects launched, activities commencing

An editorial by MFK CEO, Petrit Selimi, for the 11th issue of the MFK’s quarterly newsletter ‘The Challenger’, published in November 2020.     Millennium Foundation Kosovo is the implementing entity of the $49million threshold program signed in 2017 between US federal agency MCC and Rep...
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02.09.2019

Of Butterflies and Tornadoes

Remarks of MFK CEO Petrit Selimi at the closing ceremony of #WomeninScience Summer Camp in Kosovo, which gathered 100 girls from Kosovo, USA, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia with tutors from Intel, NASA, Microsoft, US Department of Energy and many more.     This is the closin...
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02.09.2019

Ambassador Kosnett’s Remarks at the #WiSci...

Ladies and gentlemen, students and scientists – good afternoon.  It is a great pleasure to join my colleagues from the Embassy’s Millennium Challenge Corporation office, and the folks from Girl Up and INTEL and the other supporters of WiSciKosovo in congratulating the 100 young women here today –...
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02.09.2019

MCC CD Sarah Olmstead Remarks at the #WiSc...

Hello everyone, I am Sarah Olmstead, Resident Country Director for MCC in Kosovo and I wanted to welcome everyone to the closing ceremony of WiSci Kosovo! Welcome, Mr Ambassador, Minister Shahini and Minister Lluka, our partners from Intel, AAB, AmCham, Jaha Solar and elsewhere, and most especial...
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06.05.2019

Energy efficiency pays back (and not just ...

More than 50% of electricity in Kosovo is used by the residential sector, 80% of which is used for space and water heating. What can we do in our own households to be more energy-efficient?   We are entering the summer months, but it’s worth remembering how in each winter season in Kosovo wh...
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22.02.2019

WE Engender Energy / Women in Energy (WE)

Let me make some educated, and hopefully unbiased, guesses in terms of what a big chunk of our (and maybe wider) society would answer when asked about women and their profession?   Women in Teaching. Society: of course, my teacher was a woman.   Women in Nursing. Society: yes, this professio...
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28.01.2019

American Support For New Generation of Wom...

An interview with Robert Denson, the President of Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, after the signing of the agreement between Millennium Foundation Kosovo and DMACC enabling education of five Kosovar women in this well-known college. The studies will be focused on two-years, energy-rela...
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25.01.2019

Kosovo became eligible for MCC Compact. Wh...

In December of 2018, Kosovo media reported widely about the decision of the Board of Millennium Challenge Corporation to make Kosovo eligible for a compact. Some media speculated that Kosovo is now receiving tens of millions of dollars. Others called me to ask does that mean our present Threshold...
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16.01.2019

How do Kosovars spend their time?

When Kosovo Government entered into an agreement with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), back in 2016, we jointly developed a Constraints to Economic Growth Analysis (CA). Through that process, we came across some striking statistics and questions regarding labour market variables that neede...
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16.01.2019

A short story on how DigIt came to be

When I first found out about Millennium Foundation Kosovo, I read about its two major projects, one dedicated to the energy landscape, and the other to good governance.   Good and Transparent Governance project is really centred towards promoting and using Open Data formats. It’s meant to en...
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15.01.2019

Gender and Social Equality is at the heart...

Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are widely recognized as major dimensions of human progress. Studies show that countries embracing values of gender equality and social inclusion they also have sustainable economic development.   Therefore, Millennium Foundation Kosovo,...
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