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Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka visited Moldova on June 9-10, 2016. Among the main topics discussed during the offcial visit were development and transformation cooperation. In Moldova Mr Sobotka learned in person about the achievements of the Czech development cooperation. The positive impacts of Czech development activities were also discussed during meetings of Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek with Moldovan partners. The Czech delegation was joined by Director of the Czech Development Agency Michal Kaplan. On the ocassion of the visit, two Memorandums of Understanding were signed between the Czech Development Agency and the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction and the Ministry of Agriculture and the Food Industry.
Prime Minister Sobotka discussed Development Assistance and Economic Cooperation in Moldova, more »
Czech Development Agency and the Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation MASHAV signed on May 22, 2016 a Declaration of Intent on International Development Cooperation. The event took place within the framework of the 4th Intergovernmental Consultations held in Jerusalem. The document expresses the intention to cooperate in the area of the Official Development Assistance, exchange information on activities and carry out joint development activities in third countries.
Czech Development Agency and MASHAV Sign A Declaration of Intent on International Development Cooperation, more »
Director of the Czech Development Agency Michal Kaplan and expert Štěpán Šantrůček are visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina this week, one of the priority countries of the Czech ODA. An important moment of their visit was the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation with Czech ODA’s partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina – the American agency USAID and the Swedish agency SIDA. All three agencies have been working together since 2011 on a project called FARMA, which locals consider very beneficial. Therefore the cooperation will continue within the framework of a project FARMA 2. As part of the visit the CzDA representatives have been also monitoring the ongoing projects of the Czech ODA.
Czech ODA projects are appreciated by the local people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, more »
On April 21, 2016, the first meeting of the "International Advisory Panel on Population and Development - Republic of Moldova" took place. The meeting, which connected Czech and foreign experts was prepared by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) with financial support from the Czech Republic. The panel aims to provide know-how and experience to partner countries that are facing the challenges associated with demographic factors.
In Moldova Czech experts share their know-how in cooperation with the UN Population Fund , more »
Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Mr. Marian Jurečka led a ministerial and business delegation from April 13-15, 2016 in Zambia. During his visit he adressed topics related to the agenda of the Official Development Assistance of the Czech Republic. In this context, Mr. Marian Jurečka informed the Zambian representatives about the decision of the Czech government to increase resources allocated for the ODA in Zambia.
Minister of Agriculture Jurečka visited Zambia, a partner country of the Czech Republic’s ODA, more »
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic visited Palestine on April 4-5, 2016. He met his Palestinian counterpart Minister Riad Malki with whom he discussed bilateral agenda and cooperation as well as the situation in the Middle East and the migration crisis in Europe. Minister also visited Tubas, there he met Governor of Tubas Mr. Rabieh Al Khandaqji and visited the centre for maintaining transformers and the solar panel power station financed through the Official Development Assistance of the Czech Republic.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek visited Palestine, more »
On February 23rd the ceremonial opening of the new renovated water distribution system was held in Huluka, Sidama in Ethiopia. The Czech ambassador in Ethiopia Karel Hejč was present, as well as Ato Aklilu Adelo, the chief of Sidama region, Ato Aberu Dekamu, director of the water distribution office, other representatives of Czech embassy, Czech Development Agency and the project partners - People In Need Foundation, Aquatest and Ircon companies. Many local authorities and hundreds of citizens from Huluka were also there to celebrate.
Opening of the new renovated water distribution system in Ethiopia, more »
Senior home care is very important in Moldova, among other reasons for example because of the massive emigration that has left many seniors without close relatives to take care of them. The newly opened Homecare Centre will provide senior population access to basic medical and social services in their home environment. The centre was funded by Czech Development Agency with collaboration of Charitas Czech Republic and Moldovan NGO AO Homecare.
Opening of the Centre for home care in Moldova, more »
From 29 February until 3 March a crucial part of a peer review evaluation of the Official Development Assistance of the Czech Republic is taking place in Prague. Through the peer review process a group of representatives of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic and Co-operation Development (DAC OECD) evaluates Czech development policies and the system of the Czech ODA. The evaluation is the first one since the Czech Republic joined DAC in 2013 and will last for 6 months.
The historic first DAC OECD peer review of the Czech Republic has begun, more »
Czech development projects help Moldovan farmers to compete on the European markets. Although it may seem that organic agriculture and wine education projects have a different focus, their common aim – strengthening the competitiveness of the Moldovan agriculture – connects them together. Czech development activities thus accompany farmers in school, on the field, when dealing with state authorities as well as on the market. This trend of adopting a complex approach towards development activities is expected to continue in the year 2016 as confirmed by the implementers of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) projects of the Czech Republic at a coordination meeting with the CzDA experts.
Thanks to the Czech support Moldovan farmers are better able to compete on the EU market, more »