New DMACC Program to Help Kosovo Women

Posted 12/17/2018

​DMACC Partners with Millennium Foundation Kosovo

WHAT:      

DMACC and the Millennium Foundation Kosovo are launching a multi-year program to enable Kosovo women to study and attain a two-year degree in an energy-related field at DMACC.
 
Millennium Foundation Kosovo is the implementing entity of the Threshold Program agreed between the Government of the Republic of Kosovo and Millennium Challenge Corporation. Kosovo Threshold Program addresses a key constraint to Kosovo’s economic growth: an unreliable supply of electricity.  Demand for electricity significantly surpasses supply in Kosovo, and the country struggles with the reliability of its energy supply.

WHO:        

Millennium Foundation Kosovo Chief Executive Officer Petrit Selimi and DMACC President Rob Denson will sign a partnership agreement aimed at creating a new generation of women leaders in Kosovo’s energy sector.
 
WHEN:      

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
4:30 to 6 p.m. (program at 5 p.m.)
                  
WHERE:    

DMACC Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI®)
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny
Bldg. #7
 
WHY:         

The signing ceremony will start the process toward creating new women leaders in Kosovo’s energy sector. DMACC has an advanced wind energy program, including a fully operational wind turbine on its Ankeny Campus.  DMACC has been working closely with Kosovo for several years in various activities.  DMACC President Rob Denson and Kosovo’s Minister of Education signed a Memorandum of Partnership last year.  The Minster of Education, Science and Technology for the Republic of Kosovo has toured DMACC and DMACC President Rob Denson and Vice President Scott Ocken have traveled to Pristina, Kosovo. Two Kosovo students are now studying on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. 
 
Kosovo’s StoneCastle wines and appetizers will be served at the event.
                    
CONTACT:  

DMACC Marketing

Todd Jones
(515) 964-6242, (515) 238-8242 (cell)

Dan Ivis
(515) 965-7029, (515) 238-5358 (cell)

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