Ismar Ćeremida


Ismar Ćeremida has over 20 years of experience in corporate and investment banking and private sector development. Since 2009, Ismar has been working for UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina, combining his expertise in business development with systemic thinking and transformation processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is currently the Sustainable Growth Sector Leader and actively participates in changing the economy through programs on innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurship, digital economy, and circularity. Ismar earned an MBA in Circular Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

17:20 - 17:40

Thursday 15th December

KEYNOTE 3 • Impactful value in CE - The bottom-up

Keynote speaker:

Ismar Ćeremida, UNDP BiH

13:40 - 15:00

Friday 16th December

PANEL 3 • A complex reality demands complexity related solutions - What works and what doesn’t in a circular world?

  • Balkans Go Circular offers answers whether Circular Economy in crisis times is key for success or a long-forgotten promise? -

We will discuss about complex system thinking for complex problem solving with relevant experts:

  1. Maria Palakarkina, Executive Director of Bulgarian Association of Recycling
  2. Prof. Chrysi Laspidou, Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, University of Thessaly, Greece
  3. Ismar Ćeremida, Project Coordinator, UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Dr. Anna-Vera Deinhammer, Director for Circular Cities & Regions, Circular Economy Forum Austria
  5. Dr. Srna Sudar, Head of Project Office at University of Montenegro

The panel will be moderated by: Cristina Badulescu, Coordinator of EIT Climate KIC Romania Hub

Balkans Go Circular will offer answers to following questions:

  1. How should the new smart sustainable circular neighbourhood areas look like?
  2. What is necessary to fulfil the circular market demand?
  3. How do we ensure a constant supply of materials?
  4. How do we deal with the broken food supply chains?