On Friday, July 12th, IBC-M organised a Round Table discussion on Environmental Sustainability in the Region as the final part of the “IBC-M Mixed Students Environmental Research Project” granted by US Embassy University Support Grant 2018, and administrated by KUSA.
The round table aimed to promote the active participation of the relevant stakeholders to discuss the environmental issues and future sustainability in the region.
The discussion included representatives of KUSA and different municipalities of Mitrovica region, GIZ advisor, EU Office representatives, and IBC-M Environmental and Agricultural Management professors and students.
The meeting opened with the Panel Discussion of Environmental Sustainability in the Region, led by Jelena Djokic, IBC-M Environmental and Agricultural Management lecturer. The discussion aimed to introduce and address various environmental challenges in the region. The discussion continued with three student presentations about environmental challenges. The first topic was “Air pollution due to vehicle emission in Prishtina”, in which students presented real-time calculated data through CALRoads View program. The second presentation was “Air pollution in the Mitrovica region”, in which our dedicated student measured the air quality with the Air Quality Monitoring Unit operated from IBC-M campuses, and its information is updated in minute basis. The last presentation was “Issuance of the municipal environmental permit to the mobile operator”.
In the end, there was an open discussion, where the EU offered IBC-M students to be part of the EU Conference that will take place on September 2019.
We are thankful to KUSA for giving us the grant and challenging our students with the project and opportunities.