MFK’s 2019 at a glance
As we approach the end of 2019, it’s time to reflect on the highlights of a busy and remarkable year at Millennium Foundation Kosovo. Over this year, we have initiated and been part of significant and inspiring activities and projects focusing mainly on improving the public availability and analy...Read More
MCC Brings Expertise to Reduce Risks of Fr...
This week, MCC Anti-Fraud and Corruption team from Washington DC visited MFK to support the development of the toolkit aimed at combating fraud and corruption during the project implementation. During this week-long visit, the team led by Christopher Williams, Senior Director for Anti-Fr...Read More
NIPH launches activities related to air po...
Kosovo’s National Institute for Public Health and NIRAS, the implementing partner for the Environmental Data Collection project, have started the first series of workshops on the importance of air quality, its health impact, and behavioral change. The project is supported by Millennium Foun...Read More
SEEK / Subsidies for Energy Efficiency in ...
Prishtina, November 12, 2019 – Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) as the implementing entity of $49million Threshold Agreement between Kosovo and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has launched today a $20.6 million ‘SEEK – Subsidies for Energy Efficiency in Kosovo’, an activity to be...Read More
The Future Workplace of ODK is powered by MFK
Open Data Kosovo and Kosovo Chamber of Commerce powered by Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) launched a data-driven digital platform called “The Future Workplace” in efforts to improve the public availability and analytical use of judicial, environmental, and labor force data by civil society, b...Read More
MCC signs Compact Development Fund amendme...
A high-level delegation headed by the managing director of MCC for Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America Caroline T. Nguyen, had a visit to Kosovo to sign the amendment of the Compact Development Fund – CDF agreement with outgoing PM Haradinaj. On this occasion, outgoing Pri...Read More
KCGF and MFK build renewables financing wi...
“This is a decisive step towards better financing for renewable energy in Kosovo and a chance for our country to build expertise in project finance, which will unlock new capital across a variety of sectors” – says Petrit Selimi, CEO of Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK). The Millen...Read More
Kosovo and Iowa Officials Inaugurate Women...
Ankeny, Iowa Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), as well as the President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds, were hosted by Des Moines Area Community College DMACC in a special inaugural event of the #WE / Women in Energy Sc...Read More
This DigData Challenge takes care of air q...
MFK has received 40 applications from local bidders in Kosovo for the Dig Data Challenge on Air Quality. The Dig Data Air Quality Challenge has been accepting applications from June 21st to September 6th, 2019. This marks the second open data challenge that MFK is running, which through gr...Read More
Notes from the Closing Ceremony of #WiSciK...
The closing ceremony for #WiSciKosovo, a summer camp for girls focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and design and mathematics has taken place in Prishtina. A hundred girls from Kosovo, USA, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia took part in classes led by global science, t...Read More
DigData Municipal Tour is Concluded
How might we use outdoor air quality data—possibly in combination with health, economic, transportation, construction, or other data sets—to empower Kosovo’s citizens to make data-informed decisions and to take constructive personal and civic action? – this is the question we need an answer...Read More
Meeting with the Mayor of Prishtina
Petrit Selimi, the CEO of Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) was joined by Burim Hashani, MFK’s Energy Director in a meeting with the Mayor of Prishtina, Mr Shpend Ahmeti. Mr Selimi informed Mr Ahmeti of the decision of MFK to qualify the capital city for the pilot interventions in energy e...Read More
DigData is on informational tour with Mitr...
The Kosovo Millennium Foundation (MFK) is offering information sessions to all parties interested in engaging in the second DigData Challenge, which focuses on innovative ways to make air quality data useful and informative for public and government decision making. The DigData information tour i...Read More
#WiSciKosovo launched today
The Balkans’ first summer camp for girls focused on science, technology, engineering, art and design and math lessons launched today in Pristina. One hundred girls from Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and the United States of America will participate in daily workshops led b...Read More
WiSci Kosovo Camp is launching soon
The first-ever WiSci Camp for girls is launching soon. WiSci Kosovo Camp is a summer camp aiming to promote education among girls in the fields such as technology, science, engineering, mathematics engineering and art & design. On Sunday the 18th of August, Camp WiSci will see 100 girl...Read More
WOMEN IN ENERGY BEGIN LIFE AND STUDIES IN ...
The 28 Kosovar students will begin their two-year courses in fields such as Wind Turbine Technology, Electricity Engineering Technology, Solar Energy, Applied Engineering and Power Plant Management. August 08, 2019 The 28 scholarship recipients of the ‘Women in Energy’ programme hav...Read More
Women in Energy Scholarships Awarded
Kosovo, Prishtina 06th of July, – Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) hosted Hon Rep Eliot Engel, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives, in a ceremony awarding 28 scholarships to Kosovar women – recipients of the Women in Energy Scholarship Progra...Read More
Meet last year’s #DigData grantees
One of the activities implemented by Millennium Foundation Kosovo to support a collaborative effort between NGO’s, the private sector and the governmental institutions, is the Open Data Challenge called Dig Data. You can apply for this year’s challenge dedicated to open data on air quality...Read More
DIG DATA focusing on Air Quality Data is O...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has launched the second national Open Data Challenge call focusing on Air Quality Data. The call invites all open data movers, shakers and opinion-makers, start-ups, civil society, the private sector, academia, journalists, designers, technology innovato...Read More
A stakeholder workshop before the Open Dat...
Prior to the launch of the second Open Data Challenge, MFK hosted the first DIG DATA Stakeholders Workshop, offering an overview of air quality issues globally and in Kosovo. The workshop gathered around 40 participants in a mix of government officials, scientists, software developers, policy mak...Read More
MFK visits the Ministry of Education of Mo...
A delegation from Millennium Foundation Kosovo visited the Ministry of Education of Montenegro to promote Women in Science Summer Camp to be held in Prishtina in August 2019. MFK CEO Petrit Selimi accompanied by GSI Specialist Violeta Rexha and education consultant Gresa Statovci presented...Read More
WE – THE FUTURE LEADERS IN ENERGY
WE – Women in Energy Scholarship Program has launched earlier this year as the first gender and social inclusion activity of Millennium Foundation Kosovo. The program is a multifaceted effort which aims to create opportunities for women to participate in the energy sector through vocational educa...Read More
MFK meets Albania’s Education Minister to ...
A delegation from Millennium Foundation Kosovo has held a meeting with Albania’s Minister of Youth and Education Ms Besa Shahini to discuss the newly established window of opportunities for girls from Albania to apply to Women in Science Summer Camp, to be held in Kosovo in August 2019. Pe...Read More
KCGF and MFK agree to cooperate in renewab...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo, implementing entity of the Threshold Program between Kosovo and US federal agency Millennium Challenge Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund, the country’s foremost guarantee vehicle supporting access to...Read More
DMACC visit to MFK
A delegation from Des Moines Area Community College, led by the President of this Iowa-based institution Mr Rob Denson, visited Millennium Foundation Kosovo to discuss the forthcoming partnership agreement between the two institutions. MFK CEO Petrit Selimi and Mr Denson have signed a coop...Read More
#WiSciKosovo – A Great Summer Camp f...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo has partnered U.S. Department of State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Girl Up, Intel Corporation to deliver #WISCIKOSOVO – the first international summer camp for girls focused on science, technology, arts, engineering and mathematics. We are see...Read More
MFK concludes information tour #WE / Women...
March 28, Pristina The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) concluded today the information sessions tour for the scholarship program “WE / Women in Energy”, in Pristina. Through this program, 25 Kosovar women and girls will be able to earn 2-year scholarships in Iowa and other accredited col...Read More
#WE stopped in Ferizaj today
March 26, Ferizaj Millennium Foundation Kosovo held another information session on the scholarship program “WE / Women in Energy”, this time in the city of Ferizaj. #WE aims to support 25 Kosovar women to benefit from a full-time study 2-year scholarships in Iowa and other accredited ...Read More
In Peja, #WE brought together a record num...
March 19, Peja Kosovo’s Millennium Foundation was in Peja today to present a yet another informative session on the Women in Energy Scholarship Program. Through this program, 25 Kosovar women will be able to take fully scholarship funded studies at Iowa’s DMACC and other accredited c...Read More
MFK is co-organizing Women in Science Camp...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo, together with U.S. Department of State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Girl Up, Intel Corporation as well as local NGO Toka, will organize the first international summer camp for girls focused on science, technology, arts, engineering and mathematics. Internat...Read More
Women in Energy Info Tour awoke a great in...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) held the following informative session on the “Women in Energy” Scholarship Program in Gjilan. Through this program, 25 Kosovo girls and women will be granted scholarships with full coverage of 2 year-studies and residence in Iowa and other ac...Read More
Women in Energy Tour / Mitrovica
MFK continued its tour with two information sessions in Mitrovica. Aiming to inform and inspire women across communities, WE Team offered detailed information in both the goals and the application process to two largely attended groups. ‘This program aims to produce a new generation of wom...Read More
Women in Energy Tour / Gracanica
During the first info-session in Gracanica, Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) presented the “Women in Energy” Scholarship Program. The session brought together young women and girls from the Serb community in Gracanica to engage in a wider discussion about the application process, areas of...Read More
US Senator Ernst supports Kosovar women to...
Senator Joni Ernst, who represents the state of Iowa in the US Senate, has made a public invitation for Kosovar women to apply for the Kosovo Millennium Foundation scholarship program. Senator Ernst was last year elected as senior Republican leader in the Senate and is now known as one of the mos...Read More
Vice President of MCC Karen Sessions visit...
Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs of MCC Karen Sessions, joined by Jonathan Brooks, the Deputy Vice President of Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America from the Department of Compact Operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, visited Kosovo this week. During th...Read More
WE Women in Energy Scholarship Program lau...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has launched today in Pristina the scholarship program for women’s education in the field of energy, called Women in Energy. The Women in Energy Scholarship Program provides support for Kosovan women and girls to study in energy-related fields. Sch...Read More
A new scholarship program for women launch...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo is launching tomorrow a new activity: WE – Women in Energy Scholarship Program. WE / Women in Energy Scholarship Program is the first activity in the multifaceted effort which aims to create opportunities for women to participate in the energy sector through adv...Read More
MFK helping to build a national air qualit...
There are currently 13 Air Quality Monitoring Stations reporting the air quality in Kosovo. Many of them have been installed with the support of the European Union but approaching the end of life expectancy. Millennium Foundation Kosovo has dedicated $3M USD in supplying AQMS with new equi...Read More
Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj visits MFK
Today, Millennium Foundation Kosovo welcomed the Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj. Deputy Prime Minister Hoxhaj was hosted by the MFK CEO Petrit Selimi, MCC Country Director Sarah Olmstead, and the entire MFK team. During this meeting, the team discussed the Threshold projects tha...Read More
MFK Team hosted US Ambassador in Pristina
Millennium Foundation Kosovo welcomed the new US Ambassador in Pristina, Phillip S. Kosnett in the new premises today. Ambassador Kosnett was hosted by the MFK CEO Petrit Selimi, MCC Country Director Sarah Olmstead and the entire MFK team. In his remarks, CEO Selimi presented the te...Read More
MFK has moved to a new address
Millennium Foundation Kosovo has moved to new premises, where the team will be working next 4 years in implementing MCC-supported Threshold Program. The formal cutting of ribbon for the new office was done by US Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Colleen Hyland, Managing Director of Millenn...Read More
MFK CEO Petrit Selimi is awarded a prestig...
Chief Executive Officer of MFK Petrit Selimi has received the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship 2019, provided by the German Marshall Fund. The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) is GMF’s flagship leadership development program and previous alumni include President Emmanuel Macron of Franc...Read More
MFK and DMACC Sign a Scholarship Agreement
Des Moines, Iowa – Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Des Moines, Iowa, with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), to start an exciting program of scholarships for Kosovo women, focused on degrees related to energy sector. Starting from 2019,...Read More
MCC Board of Directors selects Kosovo elig...
December, Washington At its quarterly meeting, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors met to select countries eligible for MCC assistance, which is designed to spur economic growth and reduce poverty. The Board selected Kosovo for a bilateral compacts – MC...Read More
MFK in 31 municipalities in Kosovo
During the second September – December 2018 MFK team visited 31 municipalities around Kosovo, where the PIEE opportunities of the Energy Program, were presented to the mayors/deputy mayors and municipal directors/personnel responsible for energy efficiency. The main focus of these meetings ...Read More
ALL NEW EVERYTHING!
With new offices and a brand new website, we are ready for the new year 2019! Visit us at the iconic ex-Ljubljana Bank building in Prishtina. The formal cutting of ribbon happened earlier this end of the year, by MFK’s CEO Petrit Selimi, Managing Director of MCC James Gerard, the Ch...Read More
The first #DigData Challenge selects 9 fin...
We went back to Kino Armata where we initially launched the first Dig Data Challenge three months ago, announcing and celebrating the first finalists of the challenge. Opened by MFK CEO, Mr Petrit Selimi and MCC Country Director, Mrs Sarah Olmstead, the Award Ceremony continued with an honorary k...Read More
MCC and MFK visit technical school “...
MCC’s Managing Director James Gerard together with Millennium Foundation Kosovo team paid a visit to the technical school “28 Nentori” in Prishtina. Mr Gerard together with MFK CEO Mr Selimi and MCC CD Sarah Olmstead spoke to secondary school students about their hopes and plans...Read More
MCC’s Managing Director visits Kosovo!
Millennium Foundation Kosovo hosted James Gerard, Managing Director of Thresholds at Millennium Challenge Corporation. Together with MFK CEO Petrit Selimi and MCC Country Director Sarah Olmstead, he visited the Minister of Justice Abelard Tahiri. Kosovo’s judiciary is still one the country’s less...Read More
Kosovo signed Threshold Program with MCC
On September 12, 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo signed a $49 million threshold program to spur economic growth and reduce poverty in Kosovo. Event participants included Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi and U.S. Congress...Read More
#DigData Challenge launched in Prishtina t...
The day has come! We have launched our first Open Data Challenge and the very first activity since our launch in November 2017. We have named it DIG DATA and we want it to speak to you, convincing you on data use while undergoing any creative, informative, decision-making process. The superhero o...Read More