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02.12.2020

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...
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23.11.2020

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...
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11.11.2020

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...
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21.10.2020

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...
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08.10.2020

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...
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29.09.2020

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...
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25.09.2020

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...
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24.09.2020

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...
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21.08.2020

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...
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22.07.2020

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 ...
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18.06.2020

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...
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18.06.2020

Minutes from the Fourth Meeting of the Boa...

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10.06.2020

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...
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06.06.2020

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...
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17.03.2020

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...
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05.03.2020

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 ...
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12.02.2020

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...
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30.01.2020

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...
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27.01.2020

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...
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26.12.2019

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...
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20.12.2019

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...
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04.12.2019

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...
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12.11.2019

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...
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01.11.2019

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...
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18.10.2019

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...
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03.10.2019

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...
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23.09.2019

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...
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09.09.2019

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...
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31.08.2019

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...
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23.08.2019

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...
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22.08.2019

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...
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19.08.2019

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...
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19.08.2019

#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...
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09.08.2019

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...
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08.08.2019

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...
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08.07.2019

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...
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28.06.2019

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...
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21.06.2019

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...
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20.06.2019

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...
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10.06.2019

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...
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09.06.2019

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...
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31.05.2019

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...
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23.05.2019

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...
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17.05.2019

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...
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08.04.2019

#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...
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28.03.2019

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...
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26.03.2019

#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 ...
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19.03.2019

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...
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19.03.2019

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...
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12.03.2019

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...
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05.03.2019

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...
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04.03.2019

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...
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25.02.2019

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...
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22.02.2019

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...
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20.02.2019

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...
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19.02.2019

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...
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19.02.2019

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...
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12.02.2019

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...
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28.01.2019

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...
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17.01.2019

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...
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26.12.2018

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...
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20.12.2018

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,...
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11.12.2018

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...
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01.12.2018

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 ...
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14.11.2018

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...
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26.10.2018

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...
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21.10.2018

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...
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20.10.2018

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...
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12.09.2018

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...
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13.07.2018

#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...
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