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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USAID supports citizen engagement in improving infrastructure in Balakan, Gakh and Zagatala

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Azerbaijan Dr. Jaidev Singh joined citizens of Balakan, Gakh and Zagatala to inaugurate projects supporting their communities funded by USAID. Citizens in these communities contributed significant time and money to improve community infrastructure by improving non-potable water supply and building a safe playground for children. These …

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Ambassador visited the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association in Nakhchivan

While in Nakhchivan, Ambassador visited the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association to meet with a group of Nakhchivani women entrepreneurs. These women received business training and seed money for their businesses via a grant from the U.S. Embassy. We are confident that these female entrepreneurs will be able to use their new skills to support their families …

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2021 cohort of Fulbright Visiting Scholars

We were delighted to welcome to the Embassy the 2021 cohort of Fulbright Visiting Scholars, who will soon depart for a year of conducting research at some of America’s most prestigious universities. And special thanks to the recently returned Fulbright scholars, who joined the meeting to answer questions on living in the United States. America’s …

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13 young Azerbaijanis departed Baku to spend a year studying at high schools spread across the United States

This morning 13 young Azerbaijanis departed Baku to spend a year studying at high schools spread across the United States, part of the 2021-2022 cohort of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. These outstanding young people will spend the next 10 months representing Azerbaijan in the United States, while receiving a unique experience in American …

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Coca-Cola Wins U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence for Women’s Economic Empowerment Efforts in Azerbaijan

Coca-Cola Azerbaijan has won the 2020 U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for its work promoting women’s economic empowerment. The Secretary’s annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) is one of the U.S. Department of State’s most prestigious international awards, given to three U.S. companies that uphold high standards as responsible members of their communities and represent American values in …

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Deputy Chief of Mission visited “Together and Healthy” public union

Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Dickerson visited “Together and Healthy,” Azerbaijan’s public union for assisting children with autism. Mr. Dickerson was very impressed with the important work this organization is doing to raise public awareness about autism in Azerbaijan, and to help provide educational opportunities for its students. The Embassy is proud of its efforts …

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Ambassador Litzenberger participated at the TechFest Baku

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and High Technologies and with the support of Mars Academy, has organized the first TechFest Baku. TechFest Baku provided local Makers the chance to exhibit their products, participate in workshops, and pitch their projects in pitch competition with prizes.

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U.S. Ambassador Lee Litzenberger met with university students at the Baku American Center

U.S. Ambassador Lee Litzenberger met with university students at the Baku American Center as part of the “Ambassador’s Hour” project. The Ambassador shared stories from his life and career, including the path which brought him to the Embassy here in Baku, and gave valuable recommendations to students who want to become diplomats. He then answered …

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Ambassador Litzenberger held a reception for U.S. Embassy Interns

Several years ago the U.S. Embassy launched an expanded internship program for local students and recent graduates. Ambassador Litzenberger held a reception for these interns, both current and alumni, and told them just how valuable they all are for our embassy community. https://www.facebook.com/baku.usembassy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2826423377375555

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U.S. Helps Internally Displaced Young People Study English

Ambassador and Mrs. Robert F. Cekuta, along with Cabinet of Ministers representative Mahammad Guliyev, joined 33 students to kick off the “Knowledge is Power!” English language learning program at school No. 4 for internally displaced people (IDP) from Zangilan.  This program will provide Zangilan’s young people with English language skills, opening doors to other new …

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