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To improve the well-being of producers and users of bamboo and rattan in the context of a sustainable bamboo and rattan resource base by consolidating, coordinating and supporting strategic and adaptive research and development.

About inbar

INBAR IS AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION ESTABLISHED IN 1997 BY TREATY DEPOSITED WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND HOSTED IN BEIJING, CHINA

 

INBAR is the only intergovernmental organisation headquartered in China. It currently has 42 Member States, comprising most of the bamboo and rattan resource countries from the Global South. Since its creation two decades ago, INBAR has run projects and programmes in over 20 countries, and provided capacity building and awareness raising on the productive use of bamboo and rattan in over 80 countries.

Today, INBAR’s global programme is coordinated from its secretariat in Beijing, and put into action through country and regional offices in China, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India and Ghana. INBAR fields an international team of professionals, experts in bamboo and rattan, forestry and natural resource management, ecosystem services, socio-economics, capacity building and knowledge sharing.

All INBAR’s work is done in partnership with countries and development partners to support their efforts to develop bamboo and rattan, bringing four key benefits:

  • Improved livelihoods for rural areas and their communities
  • Increased national economic development
  • Better environmental security
  • Powerful tools to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change

SUPPORTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

 

Guided by its 2015-2030 strategic plan, INBAR’s priority is to work with countries to focus the use of bamboo and rattan as strategic resources that support sustainable development and their green economy action plans. Its strategy and performance contribute directly to six sustainable development goals (SDGs):

  1. SDG 1:End poverty in all its forms
  2. SDG 7:Provide affordable, sustainable and reliable modern energy services for all
  3. SDG 11:Access to adequate and affordable housing
  4. SDG 12:Efficient use of natural resources
  5. SDG 13:Address climate change
  6. SDG 15:Protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems.

STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2030

 

INBAR’s priorities, defined under the Strategic Plan 2015-2030, are to promote the promise of bamboo and rattan as practical and sustainable solutions, to the producers and users of these plants.

To do this, INBAR targets its support to countries in four priority areas:

  • Policy shaping

    to provide affordable, sustainable and reliable modern energy services for all

  • Representation and advocacy

    to coordinate inputs on bamboo and rattan from a growing global network of members and partners, and to represent Members' needs in the global policy arena

  • Knowledge sharing and learning

    to exchange and communicate lessons learned wideley, providing training and raising awareness of the relevance of bamboo and rattan as strategic resources and commodities that directly support a number of the Sustainable Development Goals, Aichi Targets, REDD+ and other global, regional or national frameworks

  • Action research and country support

    to promote adaptive research and on-the-ground innovation by promoting pilot best-practice case studies, and supporting the upscaling of best practices and innovations across INBAR Member states and with others

Inbar partners

INBAR’s strategy and global programme, that supports countries to harness bamboo for development, are supported by a range of donors and development partners. This support contributes to delivering on INBAR’s targets, set out in the INBAR strategy 2015-2030 : Policy Shaping; Representation and Advocacy; Knowledge Sharing and Learning; Action Research and Country Support.