5th

EDITION

KOSOVO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WEEK (KSDW) 2022

The 5th edition of Kosovo Sustainable Development Week (KSDW) will be held on 30 May - 10 June 2022!

The main purpose of KSDW remains to further advance the public dialogue and to promote hand in hand the sustainable development and the green economic growth. This year's activities of KSDW will be held physically (while respecting the anti-COVID measures) and virtually.

2022s Edition in pictures

4th

EDITION

KOSOVO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WEEK (KSDW) 2021

The 4th edition of Kosovo Sustainable Development Week (KSDW) will be held from 31 May until 11 June 2021!

The main purpose of KSDW remains to further advance the public dialogue and to promote hand in hand the sustainable development and the green economic growth. This year's activities of KSDW will be held physically (while respecting the anti-COVID measures) and virtually.

3rd

Edition
 

KSDW continues to be the biggest event on sustainable development and the environment organized in Kosovo. Since the first edition and onwards the KSDW was organized in close cooperation between, the Ministry of Economy and Environment, European Union Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government, Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) and Balkan Green Foundation (BGF). 

KSDW 2020 will take place in the period between August and October, including a range of combined activities and will cover an array of environmental and development issues, as elaborated in detail below. 

The proposed topics to be covered this year by KSDW panel discussions/roundtables are:

1. Green deal;

 2.Transition to sound Resource Management and Circular Economy; 

3. National Energy and Climate Plan; Just transition / energy poverty/ heating/biomass/air pollution/deforestation; 

4. Energy Transition -  Regional Approach). In addition, this year, in the light of COVID-19, KSDW’s organizational partners will focus on establishing a Virtual Platform labeled under the branding of KSDW, which will enable wider reach of the audience online through interactive and attractive range of activities and information. The public will have the chance to expand their knowledge on environmental issues and sustainable development in Kosovo through reading and debating related research papers, as well as scientific assessments portraying the stance of Kosovo in this regard. 

Furthermore, the platform will include awareness-raising products, such as video materials and infographics. Simultaneously, the platform will enable the follow-up announcements on the KSDW event, encourage public action, and increase its visibility. 

As traditionally practiced, KSDW will also organize side events, targeting and involving various stakeholders/target groups, such as pupils, businesses, youth, institutions, NGOs etc. These events will be online/virtual and potentially physical, adjusted to the possibility of dismissal of the isolation due to the COVID-19 and public gatherings throughout the year.


2nd

EDITION
 

The second edition of KSDW took place in 2019 (16-22 September). Open discussions on sustainable development, side events organized by CSOs, movie screenings and other cultural events, as well as, activities for youth and kids, were part of the programme. 

More than 500 people attended the 3-day-long edition of KSDW conferences. In total, 60 speakers delivered presentations and took part in 11 panel discussions and one-on-one interviews. However, KSDW was not only about conferences, it was about finding effective and creative ways to reach out to citizens such as children, youngsters, adults and the elderly. 

Therefore, KSDW dedicated 4 more days to 13 side events, 7 movie screenings, and 2 exhibitions around Kosovo.


2019s Edition in pictures

1st

EDITION
 

The first Kosovo Sustainable Development Week held in 2018 (30 May – 5 June), was hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, which organized this event in collaboration with the European Union Office in Kosovo/EU Special Representative, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government, Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) and Balkan Green Foundation (BGF). 

During this week, there were 

5 daily conferences,

1 side event, 

14 panels, 

more than 85 speakers,

7 movie screenings, 

and more than 10 media appearances. 

The initiative covered environmental development topics, including ‘Water is life, Environmental Crime & Justice’, ‘Cleaning-up Kosovo: Challenges in the waste sector’, ‘Energy Transition’, ‘Energy efficiency and Private Sector’ and ‘Climate change.’

2018s Edition in pictures