FROM RESEARCH TO DEVELOPMENT: INBAR'S STRATEGY 2015-2030
INBAR's programme, target outcomes and services to Member States are guided by its Strategy, 'From Research to Development'. The Strategy was developed in a consultative process and through a study of key issues, with INBAR Member States and other stakeholders, including members of national and international research communities, ministry staff in INBAR Member State non-governmental organisations, development agencies and the private sector. The result was the 'Strategy 2015-2030'.
INBAR's primary task for 2015 to 2030 is to carry the message of the promise of bamboo and rattan as practical and economically attractive options, which can provide sustainable solutions to the challenges of future development. The Strategy is designed to help countries address these issues as they develop their national sustainable development plans. INBAR provides solutions and advice that have been tested and used for over 20 years in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Bamboo and rattan included in relevant global policies and legal frameworks to support highlighted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Bamboo and rattan included in relevant national policies and regulatory frameworks to support highlighted SDGs
Improve international trade regulations for bamboo and rattan
References to bamboo and rattan in relevant global policies and frameworks
National statistics and accounts include bamboo and rattan
National building codes recognise bamboo and rattan
International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee on bamboo and rattan established
Bamboo and rattan recognised in EU Timber Regulations and US Lacey Act
More relevant standards and certification schemes, including HS Codes
Improved trade statistics
Expanded INBAR membership and strengthened governance help to achieve Goal
Platforms established to promote bamboos and rattans as plants, commodities and as solutions to highlighted SDGs
Decentralised and effective Secretariat supports objectives 2.1 and 2.2
Member States' interests well represented in international discussions
Increased number of INBAR Member States
Effectiveness of INBAR Council
Well respected and globally recognised Trustees
INBAR expert communities established and supported
Relationships strengthened with the private sector
Number of strategic partnerships established
World Bamboo and Rattan Summit takes place every two years
Effectiveness of Regional Offices in supporting bamboo and rattan promotion in Member States
INBAR knowledge-sharing capacity strengthened
Capacity-building and training opportunities provided to support objectives 2.1 and 2.2
Awareness raised about the values and benefits of bamboo and rattan as plants, commodities and solutions to highlighted SDGs
Global inventory of bamboo and rattan published
Respected, peer-reviewed publications to support Goal
Number of training events and trainees
Regional training centres established
Digital library established
Stories on the internet
Educational materials published
Public events organised
Innovation and best-practice case studies promoted to support objective 2.2
Upscaling of best practices facilitated
Relevant programmes developed with INBAR Member States and other partners to support objective 2.2
Best-practice pilot sites established
Cases documented and published
Number of INBAR best practices included in national action plans or programmes related to bamboo and rattan
Number of programmes implemented
Promote the inclusion of bamboo and rattan in socio-economic and environmental development policies at national, regional and international levels.
Coordinate inputs on bamboo and rattan from a growing global network of Member States and partners, and represent the need of Member States on the global stage.
Share knowledge and communicate lessons learned, provide training and raise awareness of the relevance of bamboo and rattan as plants and commodities to the Sustainable Development Goals, Aichi Targets, REDD+ and other relevant global, regional or national frameworks.
Promote adaptive research and innovation, by promoting and piloting best practices and providing expert support as to how to scale up best practices across INBAR Member States.