Engaging Diaspora for Sustainable Economic Development
By: Kosovo Diaspora June 29, 2014
The DEED project is an innovative initiative for enabling the Kosovo diaspora to take an active and effective role as development agents in their communities of origin.
Their current project aims to especially encourage women-led remittance-receiving households to become start-up entrepreneurs as well as to expand existing businesses owned by remittance-recipient families to create or expand their business by developing a business plan and operationalizing a small business with the seed money in the form of small grants.
Therefore during the upcoming months DEED will focus on knowledge-based action in order to achieve the set objectives. In order to promote diaspora engagement in economic development in Kosovo, DEED project will continued to work with the EU funded Regional Development Agency (RDA) – South and RDA North, to implement a grant-scheme of 47.000 euro in Municipalities covered under these two RDAs.
To learn more about DEED project and different ways to get involved please visit their webpage HERE