With a joint event with the Ministry of Local Self-Government of Macedonia and the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) office, on 21 October we promoted the programme for business inclusion in rural multiethnic communities in Macedonia for the north-east region of Macedonia. At the event there was also promoted the platform for rural development of the north-eastern Macedonia, outlining possibilities for local economic development.
Our ambassador Charles Garrett shared the panel with Luisa Vinton, country representative for UNDP, Lirim Shabani, the Minister of Local Self-Government of Macedonia and Zoran Damjanovski, the mayor of Kumanovo, who is also coordinator for development of the north-eastern part of Macedonia.
Speaking at event our ambassador Charles Garrett said:
It is important that this project works with small businesses. For any economy, small businesses are often the key to a successful supply chain, encouraging creativity. They are crucial for generating jobs, especially among the most vulnerable groups of women and youth, and those away from the big towns. Keeping women and youth employed and engaged helps society grow stronger. And by bringing more women and young people into work, the jobs market and overall economy benefit through greater choice and diversity.
The project is implemented by the Strategic Development Consulting with the support of the British Embassy in the Polog and the north-eastern region of Macedonia in the period of June 2014-April 2016.
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