Tag Archives | United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference

USAID/Libya has convened a cross section of prominent Libyan business women, activists, and Libyan local government representatives for a Women’s Economic Empowerment conference in Tunis, Tunisia to discuss opportunities and constraints to entrepreneurship and political participation for women in Libya. The event follows the recent announcement of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-gdp) Initiative, […]

US, Denmark support Local Elections Processes

At a ceremony in Tunis on October 4, the United States Government and the Government of Denmark announced their joint support to strengthen Libya’s electoral processes. The Government of Denmark through the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is contributing Danish Kroner (DKK) 6,540,000 (approximately $1 million USD) to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) […]

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) Explained

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued the following helpful primer on the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL): Quick Facts: Grantee: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Program Duration: October 2016–September 2017 Total Donor Funding Pledged: $31 million USAID Contribution: $2 million Description:  Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National […]

USAID Seeks Country Representative

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Country Representative under a personal services contract, as described in the attached solicitation. Position Title: OTI Country Representative – Libya Solicitation Number: SOL-OTI-15-000006 Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $85,544 […]

Opportunities for Libyan Entrepreneurs

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a key component of any healthy economy, and all the more so for Libya as it tries to diversify away from its overwhelming dependence on the energy sector. It was therefore encouraging to see three exciting firms selected as winners of the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM) entrepreneurship competition, which […]

Winners of Entrepreneurship Competition Announced

USAID and The Western Union Company have announced the winners of the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM) entrepreneurship competition. Three winners were selected from more than 20 business plan submissions; industry sectors represented among the winners include agribusiness, information and communications technology and transportation. Each awardee will receive a matching grant between US$25,000 and US$50,000, with […]

First Graduates from Women’s Entrepreneurship Course

MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) recently celebrated the graduation of its first training group from the Libya Women Economic Empowerment (LWEE) project. LWEE, reaching 210 women entrepreneurs with job-creating opportunities for an additional 700 individuals, is jointly funded by USAID and MEDA supporters and is implemented in partnership with three local organizations: Phoenix, Libyan Women […]

Deadline for Libya Diaspora Marketplace Extended

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have extended the application deadline for the Libyan Diaspora Marketplace (LDM) to Monday, June 24. The LDM encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting entrepreneurs who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident members of the Libyan diaspora community, as well as those who have […]