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Sanela Klarić was born on 28 August 1970 in Sarajevo. After completing high school (Druga Gimnazija), she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo in 1998. She worked for OSCE and the UK Government as an independent consultant on justice and rural development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as on EU projects focused on civil sector networking and broader support to the civil sector in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Ms. Klarić is also an associate of the UK-based consultancy Catalyst, a member of the Global Alliance “Green New Deal” (set up by MPs all over the World) a member of the organizational board of the Sarajevo Green Design Festival, as well as a member of the Supervising Board of BiH Association of Architects. She is chairwoman of the Association of Landscape Architects in BiH, as well as founder and chair women in Green Building Council association, bringing together experts from various sectors such as architecture, economy, rural development, education, nutrition, environment and EU integration. Green Building Council focuses on designing and implementing sustainable projects to enhance prosperity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a Vice president of the Board of Engineering Chamber in FBiH as well as member of the Education Board in Olympic Committee of BiH.
Ms. Klarić is an expert in EU integration, in the fields of sustainable development, circular economy, rural development, environment, energy efficiency, sport sustainable buildings and infrastructure and natural materials. She has moderated a number of public events, and designed and implemented training for government institutions, the non-governmental sector and political representatives.
Ms. Klarić obtained her MA (2008) and PhD (2014) at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sarajevo, with support from professors at the Technical University in Vienna. She focused on sustainable architecture and natural materials and their potential to contribute to balanced and sustainable socio-economic development in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has published several papers and spoken at a number of conferences. She was also one of the first speakers at the TED University event in Sarajevo, nominated by her students.
At the moment, Ms. Klarić is Associated Professor in the Architecture Department at the International Burch University on the topics of Architecture design of individual houses, sustainable architecture, Energy Efficient Architecture, Sustainable sport building and infrastructure, natural materials and Green cities. She cooperates closely with universities and research centers throughout Europe and the world. She is also Member of the Parliament FBiH 2019-2022. She is a member of The Global Alliance for Green New Deal.
Her passion for achieving sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina though the use of natural materials is reflected in the book “Sustainable Housing”, based on her Doctoral thesis, as well as in her projects and research. Ms. Klarić’s ultimate goal is to promote the great development potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina through its own natural resources, supported by an interdisciplinary approach and linking together the fields of architecture, housing, rural development, environment protection, climate change, economy, and employment.
Sanela’s family is the greatest treasure in her life.