Connect Albania Program
Connect Albania Program is an innovative investment boosting mechanism established in the framework of the IOM Albania Project “Engage the Albanian Diaspora to the social and economic development of Albania”.
Connect Albania facilitates the engagement of the Albanian Diaspora who lives abroad into their home country development, as development agents to attract and boost the potential investment among Albanian and foreign communities through the online mechanism.
In fulfillment of its mission, the Connect Albania Program operates in coordination with the Albanian Diaspora Development Fund, in order to attract foreign investments to Albania.
A Connect Albania Program Office is established under the Albanian Diaspora Business Chamber (ADBC) to support the mechanism and the ‘Development Agents”, and through them, the investors. This Program Office serves as the front desk/office of diaspora and foreign investments interest. The Office is facilitating and coordinating all steps and procedures of investment. The Development Agents will be intermediaries/bridges/connectors between the Program Office and the potential foreign investors/ businesses to Albania.
CA Program Structure:
- The Program Steering Committee is the highest decision-making body of Connect Albania (CA). The Steering Committee consists of the minister responsible for the diaspora, the legal representative of the CA Program Implementing Organization, and the legal representative of the CA Program Donor.
- The Connect Albania Unit is the decision-making structure as an executive body in relation to the Development Agents and / or investments of Potential Investors, limited to the hierarchy, role and responsibilities of the CA Unit in the CA Program and in accordance with the definitions and procedure provided in this regulation. The CA Unit consists of 3 (three) representatives from 1) The Implementing Organization of the CA Program [IOM Office in Tirana for the time of implementation of the project “Engagement of the Albanian Diaspora in the social and economic development of Albania”]; 2) CA Program Donor (AICS for the time of implementation of the project “Engagement of the Albanian Diaspora in the social and economic development of Albania”); Ministry responsible for Finance and Economy in the Republic of Albania.
- The Connect Albania Program Office is contracted by the CA Program Implementing Organization and acts as an administrative support structure for Development Agents and / or Potential Investors.
- Development Agents: 1) Interested Development Agent and Successful Development Agent – See more
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