Winners of the competition "Like for the scientific team" announced

Nov 11, 2016

Scientific teams that won first places and great prizes are pupils of "Gata Ilidza-Vrsta", Bihac for the project: "The device for water consumption" and high school students from „Gymnasium Obala" in Sarajevo for the "Treadmill"

Announcement of the winners of the competition "Like for the scientific team" was held today at the UN House in Sarajevo, with the support of the Swedish Embassy in BiH, where seven finalists of the contest presented their projects on energy efficiency.

By the decision of the jury consisting of representatives of UNDP, Environmental Protection Fund of the FBIH and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, first place winners were pupils of Primary school "Gata Ilidza-Vrsta", Bihac for the project: "The device for water consumption" and high school students from "Gymnasium Obala", Sarajevo for the "Treadmill".

Second place in the primary school category won pupils from Primary school "Fatima Gunić", Sarajevo with project "Energy house" and second place in the category of high schools won the High School "Doboj East" for the "OLUX".

In addition to the announcement of the winning teams, the prize for the best presenter was awarded to Ilma Subotic, from the "Gymnasium Obala", Sarajevo.

The students together with their teachers participating in this and similar projects, contribute to raising public awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. In this way, with good ideas and projects, they are able to encourage more efficient use of energy and environmental protection.

"Through this contest we offer children with an interest in the field of energy efficiency, development of knowledge through practical tasks and examples. In addition to being able to win great prizes and have a good time, in this way students exchange experiences and knowledge on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Also, in this way, through the topic that interests them, participants have the opportunity to show the public that with good ideas energy can be used wisely and thus contribute to significant savings as well as environmental protection " – said Asja Herenda, GED project assistant - Green Economic Development.

In the primary school category, presented projects were: Primary School "Fatima Gunić", Sarajevo, project: Energy house; Primary School "Gata Ilidza-Vrsta", Bihac. project: A device for consumption of water; Primary School "Ilija Jakovljević", Mostar, Project: Mini Windmill; Primary School "Branko Radičević", Banja Luka, Project: Lighting - renewable sources.

The finalists in the category of secondary schools who have also presented their projects are: "Gymnasium Obala", Sarajevo, project: Treadmill; High School "Doboj East", project: OLUX; High School "Pero Zecevic", Odžak, Project: Exploit losses.

On this occasion, all the finalists of the competition "Like for the scientific team" visited the building of the UN in order to familiarize with the sectors that operate within the UN system and the mode of action.

Primary and secondary schools students from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina were able to participate in the competition, where in groups they create scientific or energy project. This competition is the second consecutive year organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the framework of the "Green Economic Development" project to help children and young people highlight the importance of energy efficiency.

Like for the scientific team" is just one of the many activities of the "Green Economic Development" project, which is implemented by UNDP in BiH, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, the Swedish Embassy in BiH, Environmental Protection Fund of the FBIH and Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of RS.

The "Green Economic Development" project aims to create an favorable environment and financing mechanisms to invest in projects to improve energy efficiency, through the establishment of energy management in public buildings in BiH, and the reduction of budgets spending on energy and water consumption, while creating "green jobs".