Sanela Klaric

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sanela Klarić  from the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the International Burch University in Sarajevo is currently positioned as the Vice Rector of International Relations and Scientific Cooperation. Prof. Klarić is currently involved the establishments of international projects, cooperations and joint scientific researches as well as in designing effective training materials – instructions, including practical exercises programme, as well as management and delivery of the designed training programmes, including the best practice exchange aimed at enabling the students to comprehend the essence of the topic and sustainable development needs. She is the team leader for the project “Bio-Based Student Pavilion“, which is a learning by doing project that includes interdisciplinary approach to practical building by using natural, local, renewable and recycled materials and building elements (www.studentpavilion.com). Prof. Klarić is also the President of the non-profit association Green Council where she manages several different projects, such as the “Sustainable Agriculture in the Function of Sustainable Development” project which aims to map the development of the agry-environment stakeholders for rural business in BiH (organic producers, renewable energy resources used at farms, institutions, certification bodies, media, CSOs, business, chambers of commerce, regional development agencies who are active in sustainable agriculture) and “Energy Efficiency in Buildings as a Basis for Achieving Sustainable Socio-Economic Growth in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (for a developing guidelines for future activities in the sector which will support sustainable local economy and investments in innovative clean technologies) (www.green-council.org). She has more than eighteen years of experience in architecture projects, designing and supervising residential and public building and interior design. She delivered a number of presentations at conferences, workshops, lectures on sustainable architecture, natural sustainable materials and green cities, and development and delivery of teaching methods and models that will cover sustainability and nature. Prof. Klarić also has 18 years of experience in working with international organisations, as an independent consultant on capacity building; administration; finance and procurement management; programme and project development; and policy and research management. She is a member of the Executive Board of the BiH Association of Architects, organisation ‘Socialdemokrati IGG’, as well as the Organizational Committee of the Green Design Biennale and different conferences in BiH and the region. She is the co-author of a number of the scientific studies, publications, guidelines and author of the book “Sustainable Housing“.