International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Call for Applicants: Ethiopia Study Tour

27 Jul 2021

INBAR is inviting applications from a number of African countries, to attend a study tour in Ethiopia. 

The three-day study tour, which is organised by INBAR and supported by the China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility, is aimed at policy makers, development practitioners, entrepreneurs and civil society actors who are interested to deepen their knowledge of bamboo’s applications for sustainable development.

The tour is designed to facilitate technology transfer and leverage increased investment in bamboo sector development in all INBAR African members, and to share successful experiences and achievements in Ethiopia: a country whose bamboo sector is already very developed, and whose businesses produce everything from bamboo flooring and furniture to charcoal, toothpicks and incense sticks.

The study tour is expected to provide an excellent opportunity for promoting deeper interactions, exploring investment opportunities and forging prospective partnerships with diverse actors, including manufacturers, bamboo house designers, and bamboo exporting companies. It is intended for policymakers, development programme managers, civil society leaders, private sector entrepreneurs and smallholder farmers from Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.

Participants from the above countries are invited to submit an application to join the trip before 6 August. Following the deadline, applications will be reviewed and successful applicants will be contacted about next steps.

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For more information about the study tour, download the attachment here.

Click here to access the registration form.

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Previous INBAR training programmes have included a wide range of activities, from bamboo plantation establishment and management to product making and marketing.