Azra is a network member of PlanAdapt, based in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Her interest and expertise lies in framing decision contexts and complex stakeholder engagement, bridging theory and practice in environmental and climate change-related projects, and designing and delivering impactful climate services. She is particularly experienced in projects pertaining to integrated water resource management, water supply and wastewater infrastructures, and sustainable development projects in post-conflict countries.
Azra is the co-founder and CEO of Rootically, an innovative social entreprise for urban ‘vertical’ agriculture. As an independent consultant, Azra has also worked on a number of projects throughout the Western Balkan region, with a particular focus on Bosnia-Herzegovina. Previously, she’s supported the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) on a research and water conservation campaign to save the last “wild rivers” of Europe (in the Western Balkans).
More recently, Azra’s worked on a number of European Union (EU) and European Investment Bank (EIB) funded sustainable development projects, with a particular focus on resilient hydrological systems and sustainable water and wastewater infrastructures. Her work in a post-war, partitioned state has made her particularly well-versed in stakeholder engagement in complex situations that require delicate, nuanced approaches to framing decision contexts for equitable stakeholder engagement. Azra integrates both quantitative and qualitative analyses into the scope of her work, and is committed to using a culturally-sensitive approach when developing and delivering impactful climate services.
Azra’s passion for social and environmental justice, as well as her dedication to developing and implementing fair and equitable climate solutions for all, inspired her to return to her native Bosnia-Herzegovina after completing her education in the USA. Azra holds an MSc. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University (Boston, MA, USA) as well as two BAs (in Psychology and Spanish Language & Literature) from the University of Miami (Miami, FL, USA).
For more information, see Azra’s LinkedIn page.