Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Kosovo Bound

After a few weeks waiting for a decision from the European Agency for Reconstruction I am delighted to announce that I'm going to be going to the Mitrovica area in Kosovo to deliver some management training over the next couple of weeks.

I'm really looking forward to it as it will my first trip to the former Yugoslavia since I delivered training in Bosnia-Herzegovina in October/November 1998. It's also another place I have never worked in before which is also good.

Some fairly scary economic statistics there though. Off the top of my head I understand that there are apparently only 6000 people working and 43 000 unemployed! I think I've got my work cut out to help local companies and managers create enough new jobs.

I'm hoping to blog whilst I'm over there to share my experiences.


Tristan said...

I hope you can help.
The way to bring peace is to develop the economy to help people support themselves and bind them in a society which offers the benefits of peace and cooperation.

All the best :)

David said...

I also hope you can help, but knowing the record of well-meaning agencies, staffed by good people dashed by the structure of the imposed order in Kosovo, you may find it a real challenge. Good luck.