U.S. Embassy Launches Air Quality Monitor, Recognizes Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, the U.S. Embassy in Baku will formally launch an “Air Quality Monitoring Program” (AQMP). Earth Day is a day to learn about and remember the importance of protecting health and the environment. The Embassy’s AQMP will continuously monitor and record the level of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the air …

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U.S. Embassy Holds Open Day to Mark 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Azerbaijan

To mark the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Azerbaijan diplomatic relations and looking forward to the next 30 years of partnership, the U.S. Embassy Baku held an Open Day event for Azerbaijani university students and media.  The Embassy Open Day featured a series of installations managed by Embassy staff that highlighted past U.S.-Azerbaijan collaboration, opportunities for future …

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U.S. Embassy Announces New Electric Vehicle

A new electric vehicle with diplomatic plates is now rolling on the streets of Baku. With the newest addition to the Embassy motor pool, the U.S. Embassy Baku is showing its commitment to support green initiatives. Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Dickerson introduced the vehicle in a “carpool karaoke” style video with renowned Azerbaijani singer …

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USAID’s Socio-Economic development activity program concludes

At today’s Fifth Conference on Community Development, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated its decade-long partnership with the people and the Government of Azerbaijan in the context of USAID’s Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA).  The 10-year SEDA program has contributed to the strengthening of citizen participation and the partnership between citizens and public …

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Ambassador Litzenberger visited a USAID/Azerbaijan water project in Gakh

Ambassador Litzenberger visited a USAID/Azerbaijan water project in Gakh that is providing much-needed clean water to more than 400 residents of Garadolag village. The Embassy is delighted to play a role in helping improve the quality of life for Azerbaijan’s rural citizens.

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U.S. and Israel Announce Partnership to Support Azerbaijan’s Agricultural Sector

The United States and Israeli Embassies in Baku are excited to announce the launch of an innovative collaboration with Azerbaijan State Agricultural University (ASAU) to develop Azerbaijan’s agricultural potential. The project will establish five orchard demonstration plots to model 21st century apple, cherry, nectarine, plum, and pomegranate production practices at the university’s research station outside …

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Ambassador Litzenberger traveled to the village of Melham in Shamakhi District with the Azerbaijani Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources

Today, Ambassador Litzenberger traveled to the village of Melham in Shamakhi District with Mukhtar Babayev, the Azerbaijani Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources. During the visit, the Minister and the Ambassador launched a new weather forecasting station in partnership with Baron Weather, an American weather technology company. This partnership is yet another great example of …

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Project Management Training Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan is delighted to announce the next offering of its Project Management Training Workshop.  The workshop is an outstanding professional development opportunity for individuals engaged in implementing community-based projects, such as those focused on advocacy for disadvantaged groups, empowering entrepreneurs, strengthening civil society, and raising public awareness on environmental issues. The 16-hour training …

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Ambassador Litzenberger visited the Salyan region

Last week Ambassador Litzenberger visited the Salyan region, where he explored Shirvan National Park and visited with local students at the Salyan American Corner. While at Shirvan National Park, the Ambassador was impressed to learn that the park is home to rare species such as Goitered Gazelles, listed in the Red Book of Azerbaijan, and …

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Alumni and Ambassador Lee Litzenberger came together to clean up a beach

In celebration of Earth Day FLEX, Fulbright, YLP, SUSI and IVLP program alumni and Ambassador Lee Litzenberger as well as other members of the U.S. Embassy community came together to clean up a beach on the Absheron peninsula. Earth Day Yer Günü, bizim evimiz olan Yer planetinin qorunmasının vacibliyini yada salan çox əhəmiyyətli bir gündür və ətraf …

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Ambassador Cekuta: Maine’s Windsor Fair an Opportunity to Celebrate what Azerbaijan and Maine’s Farmers have in Common

Azerbaijan is approximately the same size as the state of Maine, which is located in the far northeastern part of the United States.  My wife Anne and I have a tree farm in Maine, and have been coming there with our family for many years to learn about, enjoy, and conserve the magnificence of the …

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