EU, UNDP and BiH mark International Gun Destruction Day
Jul 8, 2017
On the occasion of the International Gun Destruction Day - 9 July, the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Coordination Board of BiH organised destruction of more than 1,450 pieces of small arms and light weapons and more than 1,070 pieces of arms components at Jelisingrad smelter in Banja Luka.
Grants for cooperation with diaspora signed with ten municipalities
Jul 4, 2017
Today, grant contracts have been signed in Sarajevo with the mayors of ten municipalities participating in the project 'Mainstreaming the Concept on Migration and Development into Relevant Policies and Plans – Diaspora for Development D4D'. Development strategies of municipalities of Jajce, Ključ, Laktaši, Ljubuški, Maglaj, Nevesinje, Posušje, Prijedor, Sanski Most and Velika Kladuša now include cooperation with diaspora as one of the important objectives, and the grants will allow for the implementation of concrete projects contributing to better cooperation with the diaspora and development of local communities. Some of the projects include the development of professional training programmes for CNC operators, medical teams for oesophagus surgeries or integrated agricultural production for access to the EU market.
Ten municipalities and cities selected to participate in the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans – ReLOaD
Jun 29, 2017
Within the Direct call for local self-government units, the Board of Partners of the ReLOaD project in BiH has selected the following ten municipalities and cities for participation in the project: Banja Luka, Bijeljina, Jablanica, Maglaj, Stari Grad Sarajevo, Teslić, Tešanj, Travnik, Trebinje and Tuzla.
KM 1.2 million allocated to energy efficiency projects of four public buildings in Sarajevo Canton
Jun 21, 2017
Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov, the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in BiH and Čedomir Lukić, Minister of Spatial Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection of the Sarajevo Canton, signed the Cost Sharing Agreement for the “Green Economic Development” Project for the part which refers to “Increasing of Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Sarajevo Canton.”
Energy-efficient consumption generates new jobs in BiH
Jun 16, 2017
Sezin Sinanoglu, Resident Representative of UNDP CO in BiH, and Srebrenka Golić, Minister of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of RS, by revealing a plaque officially marked the completion of thermal insulation works on one of the oldest buildings in Banja Luka. The faculty building is renovated within “Green Economic Development” Project.
Joint cooperation on energy efficiency projects continues with the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of Republika Srpska
Jun 16, 2017
Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sezin Sinanoglu and the director of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of Republika Srpska Srđan Todorović have signed the Agreement on continuation of cooperation for realisation of measures for increasing energy efficiency in the total amount of KM 2.7 million.
UNDP BiH and Foreign Trade Chamber of BiH support growth of wood industry in BiH
Jun 15, 2017
UNDP BiH and the Foreign Trade Chamber of BiH signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming to support growth of wood industry as the strongest export oriented sector in BiH.
Via Dinarica supports development of rural tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jun 15, 2017
Via Dinarica project organized two training sessions for strengthening the capacities of rural households who offering bed-and-breakfast services and for those with the potential to be developed as rural tourism facilities, located along the Green Trail- the lower belt of the Dinaric Alps and encompasses the forest area of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)- of “Via Dinarica” rails.
Tuzla and Doboj are richer for an online platform DRAS that tracks threats of floods and landslides
Jun 15, 2017
DRAS is an online platform, developed by UNDP, that provides accurate information to citizens and decision makers on exposure to floods and landslides. Currently the platform is available for Tuzla and Doboj cities. The development of DRAS platform was financed by the Government of Turkey. Publicly available parts of DRAS can be accessed via https://dras.undp.ba/
Results of the public call for the selection of non-structural projects for flood risk reduction in the territory of 14 municipalities in the Vrbas River Basin
Jun 13, 2017
Over the past period, verification of the projects and site visits with representatives of AVP Sava and JU Vode Srpske as well as representatives of municipalities were carried out. Based on the information collected and in accordance with the project scoring, the Evaluation and Ranking Committee of received projects selected the locations for the implementation of non-structural measures to reduce the risk of floods.