THRESHOLD CHAPTER CLOSES. BENEFITS ARE MUL...
January 27, 2023 marks the last day of the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) operating as the implementing entity of the $49million Threshold Program of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). From women empowerment, to energy efficiency improvements, strengthening transparency, the benefits...Read More
MFK expands Transparency
In an effort to increase transparency, public accountability, and use of data for effective and inclusive decision-making, MFK has launched new features to the website which allow the public to get a clear insight into the investments, number of people empowered and municipalities supported throu...Read More
MFK and Termokos in the Field with Prishti...
Led by Burim Hashani and Drita Desku, MFK Energy team together with the Executive Director of Termokos, Fisnik Osmani, joined the Prishtina HeatSave team today, to witness the process of new heat metering equipment installation, currently taking place in Dardania neighborhood. “Today, we a...Read More
Motivating households to invest in energy ...
A blog based on the editorial by Deputy Country Director, Caitlin L. Reichart, for the 18th issue of the MFK’s quarterly newsletter ‘The Challenger’, published in October 2022. It is a privilege to contribute to the final Challenger issued during the Kosovo Threshold Program, focused on th...Read More
MFK STORIES GO BEYOND THRESHOLD
Today, the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) celebrated the successful conclusion of the $49million Threshold Agreement signed in 2017 between Kosovo and the US federal agency MCC. During the last five years, the MFK team, in close collaboration with colleagues in MCC, Washington DC, and partner...Read More
The Newly Launched Platforms to Increase T...
Today, in the presence of MCC CEO Alice Albright and a senior delegation from Washington DC, MFK and Kosovo Judicial Council launched two open data platforms, as part of the Public Access to Judicial Information Activity (PAJI). The Online Data Platform (ODP) and the Case Tracking Mechanis...Read More
Municipality of Viti honors Threshold
In the series of closing activities under the Threshold Program, Ms. Alice Albright, MCC CEO, accompanied by a senior MCC delegation from Washington DC, and MFK Energy team, visited the municipality of Viti to see the progress of works done through the Apartment Building Efficiency Retrofits (AER...Read More
MCC CEO ALICE ALBRIGHT INAUGURATES WORKS I...
Today, MCC CEO Alice Albright together with US Ambassador to Kosovo Jeffrey Hovenier, the Minister of Economy Artane Rizvanolli, Mayor of Pristina Përparim Rama, and MFK CEO Petrit Selimi, inaugurated the works at the iconic Ulpiana towers, as part of the Apartment Building Efficiency Retrofits (...Read More
MCC meets with the new CEO of Termokos to ...
A senior delegation from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), visited the District Heating Network in Prishtina “Termokos”, today to learn more about the progress Prishtina HeatSave, an MCC supported intervention aiming to modernize the entire Termokos billing system and equip ...Read More
SEEK Closes with a conference highlighting...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) held the program closing conference highlighting the role of the private sector in promoting energy efficiency in Kosovo. The conference was attended by senior representatives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MC...Read More
The National ‘Winter is Coming’ Campaign L...
‘Winter is Coming’, a national campaign supported by the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), aiming to change the behavior of the residential consumers on energy use and raise their awareness on the importance of the implementation of energy efficiency ...Read More
Ulpiana on the way to becoming Energy Effi...
The Ulpiana neighborhood is becoming more energy efficient thanks to the renovation of its five iconic towers, ultimately allowing its citizens to have increased comfort this winter, while reducing energy consumption. It is important to note that the facades of only three out of five tower...Read More
Mayor Rama on ‘Momentet e Mileniumit...
The fourth episode of the video podcast ‘Momentet e Mileniumit’ features CEO Petrit Selimi and Mayor Perpararim Rama, in conversation about the joint activities among the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Municipality of Prishtina. Throughout the conversation, host Petrit and May...Read More
Transferring SEEK Know-How to KEEF
SEEK experts are holding a series of trainings aiming the transfer of knowledge, gained experience, developed models and IT-support tools, to the Kosovo Energy Efficiency Fund (KEEF). The objective of these trainings is to bring the KEEF’s staff to a higher level of professional capacity t...Read More
MFK launches Video Podcasts
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) launched its Video Podcast series ‘Momentet e Mileniumit’, featuring in-depth conversations with MFK and MCC experts on latest activities, developments and other current issues across energy, judiciary, and gender and social inclusion among others. MFK video...Read More
TIME TO BENEFIT FROM PRISHTINA HEATSAVE IN...
The heat meter installation phase for the customers of Termokos District Heating in Prishtina began earlier this summer (July, 2022) and will continue until November 2022. After project completion, the customers will have to purchase their own equipment-which will cost around EUR 500 per apartmen...Read More
MFK CEO Petrit Selimi and Mayor Perparim R...
Today, senior representatives of the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the Municipality of Prishtina, visited ‘Soliterat’-Ulpianas’ famous towers which are being retrofitted with energy efficiency measures through MCC-financed program SEEK – ...Read More
Crossing the Threshold for Equal Opportuni...
Today, the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) launched a report on MFK’s social and gender inclusion activities. The report summarized the Threshold’s major social and gender inclusion accomplishments, based on the objectives outlined in the Social a...Read More
The Public Housing Enterprise (PHE) to co-...
Today, the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) signed a co-funding agreement with Prishtina Public Housing Enterprise (PHE) and the Residents’ Council of ‘SOLITERAT’. Upon this agreement, Prishtina PHE and the residents commit to co-finance the implementation of energy efficienc...Read More
GROW – New Credit Guarantee Window f...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo, Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) and partners launched the new credit guarantee window GROW (Green Recovery and Opportunity Window) that aims to support businesses in Kosovo to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency. GROW, designed and financed by...Read More
#DIGDATAKOSOVO CONCLUDES LEAVING BEHIND A ...
Open Data, Transparency and Good Governance Conference marked the successful closure of the Dig Data Challenges, organized as part of the MCC-supported Kosovo Open Data Challenge Activity. The conference gathered representatives from Kosovo institutions, foreign missions, civil society org...Read More
Energy Efficiency Renovation Works Inaugur...
As part of SEEK’s Apartment Efficiency Retrofits (AER) activity, a ribbon-cutting took place to mark the commencement of the renovation works in four multi apartment buildings in the Municipality of Mitrovica. Alicia Phillips Mandaville Vice President of the Department of Policy and Evalu...Read More
Findings and learning from SEEK to help Ko...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) held the Donor Conference on Energy Efficiency for Households in Kosovo. The conference was attended by senior representatives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) from Washington, Ministry of Economy of the Re...Read More
MCC VP Mandaville visits Kosovo Hydrometeo...
Kosovo Hydrometeorological Institute was among the stops in a series of visits the MCC Vice President Alicia Phillips Mandaville is making during her three-day stay in Kosovo. During the visit at KHMI, the MCC delegation had the opportunity to get a closer look at the upgraded Air Quality ...Read More
‘Women in Energy’ Program concludes. We ar...
Today marks the conclusion of the Women in Energy, a 5-year program which helped take initial steps to bridge the enormous gender gap in Kosovo’s energy sector. On this occasion, representatives from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) from Washington, Kosovo institutions, leading local an...Read More
MCC Vice President kicks off Kosovo visit ...
The Vice President of the Department of Policy and Evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Alicia Phillips Mandaville, accompanied by her team from Washington DC, arrived today for a three day official visit in Kosovo. She started her visit by focusing on the modernization of the loca...Read More
MCC Vice President Alicia Phillips Mandavi...
The Vice President of the Department of Policy and Evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Alicia Phillips Mandaville is making a three-day visit to Kosovo. During her stay (May 22-24), she is expected to attend a series of event organized by MFK and MCC, as follows: DHM A...Read More
GROW launched – more energy investme...
Supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) launched the first phase of the GROW project aiming to accelerate business investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. GROW (Green Recovery and Opportunity Window) is initially providing ...Read More
US Senators meet MFK’s “Women ...
As part of their Balkans tour, US Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Chris Murphy, and Thom Tillis, visited Kosovo yesterday, in an effort to affirm U.S. support to Kosovo’s progress on democratic trajectories and its path towards European integration. During their visit, US Senators also met with b...Read More
WE Interns visit the Renovated Building in...
A group of young women from different communities, currently working as interns in the Municipality of Novobërd, paid a visit to the residential building which just got its renovation completed with energy efficiency measures. All nine of them earned the opportunity for paid internships, a...Read More
‘FRYMO’, A DIGDATA PROJECT ON ...
‘FRYMO’ a student-led initiative, implemented by BONEVET, as part of our second #DigDataKosovo Challenge on #AirQuality was launched today, in the presence of dozens of students from 32 high schools, representatives from the Ministry of Education, and the Municipality of Prishtina. &n...Read More
MFK opens the last call for internships fo...
MFK opens the last cohort of 40 new internship positions for women interested in joining the energy sector in Kosovo. Eligible candidates include women who have graduated in the last three years with a relevant degree but have been unable to secure employment therefore, they have no prior profess...Read More
MFK and MCC to invest $3 million to suppor...
Kosovo’s citizens will soon be able to access segregated judicial data and track their individual case information, case status, and procedural actions within the judicial system. Through the Public Access to Judicial Information Activity, the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK), with the f...Read More
In this Women’s History Month, we take the opportunity to look back, highlight, and celebrate all women who have been part of our efforts towards breaking the bias through women economic empowerment. Addressing gender inequality, social inclusion, and bias in Kosovo’s economy has been MFK’...Read More
A WORKSHOP WITH KOSOVO JUDICIAL INSTITUTIO...
A discussion on the forthcoming informative campaign on the transparency and work of the judicial institutions in Kosovo, took place today, as part of the ‘Public Access to Judicial Data Activity’. This workshop, which was facilitated by Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and Millennium Challenge...Read More
PROCUREMENT LAUNCHED FOR ULPIANA TOWERS
Millennium Foundation Kosovo launched its last procurement for energy efficiency measures for old multi-apartment buildings, as part of Apartment Building Efficiency Retrofits (AER) activity. The multi-family apartment buildings, among the oldest in the city, ‘Soliterat’ in Prishtina, which hav...Read More
MFK opens the third and final call for ene...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) with the support of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has launched the third and final round of Subsidies for Energy Efficiency in Kosovo (SEEK), providing grants for energy efficiency retrofits for households across Kosovo. This call is open to all ...Read More
40 new Internship Positions available all ...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has launched another cohort of 40 new internship positions for women interested in joining the energy sector. This program includes internship opportunities for Kosovar women that are: Current MA/MSc students, Students in their final year of study for BA ...Read More
$500,000 to be invested in the comfort and...
The retrofitting process of four multi-apartment buildings to improve the comfort and efficiency of Viti’s households, begins in March. On this occasion, team of CEO Petrit Selimi, Energy Efficiency Specialist Nora Cimili, and MCC Deputy Resident Threshold Director for Kosovo Caitlin Reich...Read More
Looking back across another eventful year!
Along with challenges, 2021 was another eventful year with opportunities, partnerships, and lessons learned. From district heating metering project launch to air quality activities closure, to life quality improvement for Kosovan families, to growth opportunities for young women. These are...Read More
MFK and Gjakova municipality disburse gran...
A senior leadership delegation from Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK), together with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Municipality of Gjakova, and HELP —Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe, an implementing non-governmental organization from Germany, signed 28 grant contracts to support women-owned ...Read More
‘ERA DIMËN’ book covering Air Quality issu...
‘ERA DIMËN’ covering a broad range of air pollution topics, combines personal narratives, academic writing, art and activism to inspire environmental change in Kosovo. It provides in-depth understanding of the importance of air quality, how it is regulated at the local and national level, and the...Read More
ERA DIMËN CONCLUDES AIR QUALITY ACTIVITIES...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) facilitated their Era Dimën program closure event, bringing together international and Kosovan leaders to discuss local and global environmental issues. The conference underscored Kosovo institutions’ commitment to ...Read More
MCC AND MFK VISIT KOSOVO POWER PLANTS TO M...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) teams were on-site at Kosova A and B power plants to visit women interns who have been working for several months with the Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK). Through MFK’s Women in Energy (WE) program, 20 young women are ...Read More
MCC and MFK introduce consumption-based bi...
MCC and MFK organized a two-day training for the Energy Regulatory Office, Termokos, and DH Gjakova to introduce consumption-based billing for district heat customers. Currently, district heat is billed depending on the square meter area being heated which can lead to wasteful habits like leavin...Read More
MFK continues to open doors for girls and ...
MFK’s door is still open for Women in Energy Internship Program. Another 25 more positions are now open. Eligible candidates include women without prior professional experience in the sector and those who have graduated in the last three years with a relevant degree but have been unable to secure...Read More
INTRODUCING MONITORING AND EVALUATION TOOL...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) hosted a workshop with the DigData grantees of all three #DigData Challenges; labor force and education, air quality, and energy. This workshop was designed to introduce the grantees to MFK’s Monitoring and Evaluation activities which aim to assess the impact of...Read More
“Data has the capacity to heal, the capaci...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) hosted an interactive virtual judicial data workshop to help applicants understand the challenge, learn about the stakeholders’ priorities, interpret the data available in the judicial system, as well as get acquainted with the application process. Furthe...Read More
Judicial DigData Stakeholders Workshop
On October 12, starting from 1 PM, Millennium Foundation Kosovo is hosting an interactive, virtual judicial data workshop to help grant applicants understand stakeholder priorities, interpret the data available, and formulate a submission. The workshop aims to familiarize potential applicants w...Read More
Energy efficiency investments by MFK launc...
Works have commenced for the implementation of energy efficiency measures in Apartment Buildings in the Municipality of Novobërdë, as part of Apartment Building Efficiency Retrofit (AER) activity. Upon the signing of the agreement between MFK and the Municipality of Novobërdë earlier this ...Read More
MFK and Municipality of Prishtina collabor...
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Municipality of Prishtina, signed a co-funding agreement on Prishtina HeatSave, the project aiming introduction of metered district heating, supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Upon this agreement, the Municipality of Pris...Read More
Up to € 200,000 in grants through the Judi...
The Millennium Foundation of Kosovo (FMC) has launched the national call for grants in the Open Data Challenge, which invites all new businesses (start-up), civil society, private sector, academia, journalists, technology innovators and creative problem solvers to submit their proposals on how op...Read More
MFK invests in solar panel solutions for 2...
At least 25 women-owned businesses in Kosovo have started with the installation process of solar panels of various sizes, as beneficiaries of the Women in Energy Entrepreneurs grant program. Up to 250,000$ of grants provided by MFK through this gender inclusion activity will enable women entrepre...Read More
PRISHTINA HEATSAVE SOON TO START WITH HEAT...
Following the technical and social research conducted by our implementing partner, Decon, a German company, as a way to better understand Termokos customers’ concerns and needs, Prishtina HeatSave is about to start its second phase of project implementation. This phase covers investment in heat d...Read More
U.S. Ambassador Visits MFK, Underscores Su...
On July 19th, U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Kosnett and Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Giacobbe visited Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) headquarters to learn more about ongoing MFK initiatives and meet with several women beneficiaries representing diverse Kosovo communities. During the visit, Am...Read More
MFK begins the process of retrofitting 25 ...
“This project involves renovating roofs, changing doors and windows, and insulating the entire thermal envelope of the building. 143 apartments in the Municipality of Lipjan will be retrofitted and enjoy lower energy bills,” said Imri Ahmeti, the Mayor Of Lipjan Municipality, at Monday’s event in...Read More
ANNUAL WORKSHOP WITH DONOR COMMUNITY AND E...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK), together with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), hosted their annual high-level workshop with embassy representatives and the donor community on Thursday, June 24th. The workshop was organized to provide updates on how the Threshold Program’s portfolio of ...Read More
70 New Paid Internship Positions Available...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has launched its third cohort of 70 new internship positions for women interested in joining the energy sector. Eligible candidates include women without prior professional experience in the sector and those who have graduated in the last three years with a rel...Read More
MFK Completes Emissions Inventory in Kosov...
MFK will soon complete its Environmental Data Collection activity. This activity has supported both the Kosovo Hydro-Meteorological Institute with hardware, software, and trainings; as well as the Kosovo Public Health Institute with applications, campaign and trainings. The development of...Read More
MFK Meets Women in Energy Graduates Upon T...
MFK hosted a reception to welcome back returning graduates who participated in the Women in Energy Scholarship Program. In attendance were 26 graduates who recently returned to Kosovo after completing a two-year, fully-funded associate degree program at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) i...Read More
Eight Municipalities in Kosovo to Host Air...
Starting today, we will be hosting Air Quality Info Days together with the National Institute for Public Health (NIPH), Kosovo Hydrometeorological Institute (KHMI), and Kosova Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA). These sessions will inform the public about health risks associated with air poll...Read More
Final Grant Component of Women Energy Entr...
Today, the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has launched the final component of the Women in Energy Entrepreneurs (WEE) Program: the Pilot SIMPLE Group. the SIMPLE Group provides grants for women-owned micro-businesses and startups in selected municipalities across Kosovo. These grants are desi...Read More
26 Kosovo Women Graduate with Degrees in E...
26 women from 25 different Kosovo municipalities graduated today from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Iowa, USA. Women in Energy scholarship recipients, who were selected out of hundreds of applicants for a two-year program of studies in energy related fields, have been awarded Assoc...Read More
Energy Efficiency Pilot Program Launched
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) launched its biggest activity focused on improving energy efficiency for households and apartment buildings in Kosovo. The project, called SEEK (Subsidies for Energy Efficiency in Kosovo – SEEK), is a $20.6 million investment supported by the Threshold pro...Read More
Former President Jahjaga Visits MFK, Discu...
Former President of Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, visited the offices of Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) today, and delivered a talk to recipients of internships and scholarships provided by MFK’s Women in Energy Program in a hybrid event. MCC Country Director for Kosovo Sara...Read More
MOU Signed with Municipality of Viti on Ap...
The Municipality of Viti is among seven municipalities (Prishtina, Gjakova, Lipjani, Mitrovica, Novo Brdo, and Gracanica) to receive financial support as part of the Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Multi-family Apartment Buildings (AER) project, which is a part of the Subsidies in Energy Efficien...Read More
Iconic ‘Soliterat’ in Prishtina to be Retr...
Today, the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Municipality of Prishtina formally agreed to co-finance the retrofitting of the selected multi-family apartment buildings in Prishtina, as part of AER Activity – Apartment Building Energy Retrofits. Upon signing a Memorandum of Un...Read More
Novo Brdo Among Seven Municipalities to Re...
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) signed another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the implementation of Subsidies Energy Efficiency Retrofits (SEEK) in Multi-family Apartment Buildings (AER). Today, MFK CEO, Petrit Selimi, and the Mayor of Novo Brdo, Svetislav Ivanović, formally agreed t...Read More
A New System for Communicating Air Quality...
As of today, Kosovo citizens will be able to access accurate, real-time air quality data, refer to health recommendations, as well as get information on air quality forecasts so that they can plan activities and routes around current air quality conditions. Air Quality Data will be availab...Read More
Well-known German NGO “Help” Support...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) will soon launch the third and final component of the Women in Energy grant program, which is designed for small companies and startups with grants up to €3,000 for investments in energy efficient equipment and measures. In preparation for the launch and ...Read More
‘Data leads you to the solutions’ – ...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) hosted an interactive virtual energy data workshop to better inform grant applicants on the power of data and its use in finding solutions to current issues the energy sector faces in Kosovo. Approximately 50 interested applicants attended the workshop to...Read More
MFK launches DigData Energy Challenge
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo has launched the national Open Data Challenge on Energy, inviting open data movers, shakers and opinion-makers, start-ups, civil society, the private sector, academia, journalists, designers, technology innovators, and creative problem solvers to submit proposals ...Read More
WEE Sector Workshops for Women Entrepreneu...
Approximately 200 women entrepreneurs participated in two webinars aiming to help them better assess and understand the relevant solutions for more efficient energy use in their daily business practices. Starting at 10AM, the first webinar this Monday was dedicated to women entrepreneurs ...Read More
MFK and South Mitrovica sign MoU on Apartm...
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Municipality of South Mitrovica signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation on the implementation of the Subsidies Energy Efficiency Retrofits (SEEK/AER) Program in multi-family apartment buildings in South Mitrovica. Thro...Read More
Women entrepreneurs can now apply for gran...
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK), with the support of MCC funding, is inviting women entrepreneurs to apply for grants through its Women in Energy Entrepreneurs (WEE) program. The WEE program will disburse three types of grants to help women entrepreneurs invest in energy efficiency measure...Read More
Over 2,600 houses to benefit from Energy E...
Over 2600 houses and individual apartments will be made energy efficient through the HER package of the Subsidies for Energy Efficiency in Kosovo (SEEK) project. Through “Household Efficiency Retrofits” (HER) Kosovar families can now apply for subsidies to renovate their housing units...Read More
MFK and Lipjan sign an agreement to bring ...
Today, the Millennium Foundation of Kosovo (MFK), represented by Executive Director Petrit Selimi, reinforced its partnership with the Municipality of Lipjan, represented by Mayor Imri Ahmeti, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize cooperation on the implementation of the Apartment...Read More
Stakeholders Conference on Air Quality com...
The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and NIRAS, the implementing partner for the Environmental Data Collection project, organized a virtual conference for stakeholders, aiming to ensure coordination and strengthen cooperation in tackling air pollution in Kosovo. The conference, “WE CARE...Read More
20 New Internship Positions Available for ...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has launched the second cohort of paid internship positions for women in the energy sector. 20 more internships are now available all across Kosovo and are calling for women who are students of different fields of study, or who have graduated in the last three y...Read More
MFK launches WEE Program to empower Women ...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) launches another program aiming to empower women and help them achieve their full potential, Women Energy Entrepreneurs-Business Acceleration Support Program. This program aims to help women entrepreneurs through a combination of technical assistance and investm...Read More
MFK and TERMOKOS sign an MOU on a $10milli...
More than 12,000 customers of Termokos will be provided with heat metering equipment, thus enabling smart measuring of expenditures and allowing customers to be charged based on consumption. This investment has been possible thanks to the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and Termokos, the heati...Read More
MFK SIGNS LOI ON THE NEW WINDOW OF BANK GU...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK), Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF), and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the Republic of Kosovo signed a Letter of Intent to unlock up to 25 million euros in commercial financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The parties signed the lette...Read More
MOU signed between the Ministry of Environ...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Ministry of Economy and Environment (MEE) of the Republic of Kosovo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the Dig Data: Air Quality Challenge Project. Sarah Olmstead, Country Director for Kosovo for Millennium Challenge COrporation (MCC) wa...Read More
MFK and MCC investing $10 million in Termokos
Prishtina citizens will soon be able to take control of their home heating expenditures. #PrishtinaHeatSave will support all those who use Termokos for heating to save, by paying their heating bills based on consumption rather than based on square meters. Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK...Read More
MFK announces first internship positions f...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has opened the first 11 paid internship positions for women in the energy sector. These positions are part of 200 positions which will be announced in coming months for all women in their final year of study for BA degrees, or unemployed degree holders who have ...Read More
Air Quality Newsletter Published
Millennium Foundation Kosovo is supporting the government institutions involved in environmental protection and health to effectively monitor and report on selected environmental indicators. Equipment of Air Quality Monitoring Stations with new hardware and software will make air quality data ava...Read More
Minutes from the Fourth Meeting of the Boa...
MFK Ready to Restart
We have published the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter The Challenger. This publication is dedicated to the measures that our foundation has taken to operate under the challenging conditions under pandemics and provides information about the status of the projects under implementation. &n...Read More
MFK to continue implementing Threshold Pro...
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK), as the accountable entity responsible for implementing the $49million Threshold Program with the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will resume all operations following the decision by MCC to resume operations in Kosovo. MCC issued t...Read More
Statement from Millennium Challenge Corpor...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo, the implementing entity of the threshold program ratified between USA and Kosovo is notifying the public, our partners and other stakeholders, of the following official statement we have received from US federal agency Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), regardin...Read More
MFK pre-qualifies 7 municipalities for spe...
A delegation from Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and German Consortium GFA & HPC have visited the Municiaplity of Lipjan and met Mayor Imri Ahmeti and his team to discuss the forthcoming investments in renovation of multi-family apartment buildings ...Read More
Unlocking 25 million in commercial finance...
The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) signed a contract with the Financial Markets International, Inc. (FMI) to commence the implementation of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) Facilitation Project, supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). This project aims to...Read More
MFK and KCGF Present Innovative Guarantee ...
Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) together with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) hosted an Executive Informative Session for the donor community, the international development and financial organizations in order to provide more information on MFK’s...Read More
200 women to benefit from MFK’s ‘Women in ...
January 27, Prishtina, Kosovo Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has launched the second project of the Women in Energy Program, namely Women in Energy Internship Program. This program aims to boost women’s potential for employment in the energy sector by providing them on-the-job experien...Read More
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