International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

20 Apr

Africa Bamboo and Rattan Congress (ABARC 2022)

  • Date 20 - 22 April 2022
  • Location Yaoundé, Cameroon

The Africa Bamboo and Rattan Congress (ABARC 2022) is the latest in INBAR’s Bamboo and Rattan Congress series. The purpose of ABARC 2022 is to bring together bamboo and rattan stakeholders – in particular, private sector investors, bamboo and rattan entrepreneurs, bamboo carbon forestry experts, resource development and restoration project managers, technicians, specialists and government officials – to share experiences and lessons, and to help make bamboo and rattan the engine of a resilient and sustainable green economy in Africa.

The three-day conference will include topics such as:

  • A ministerial-level dialogue on the potential of bamboo and rattan to support sustainable socio-economic development across Africa;
  • Policies and strategies to support bamboo and rattan sector development;
  • Experiences of successful initiatives;
  • Information about bamboo products, value addition and processing technologies;
  • Climate change mitigation with bamboo;
  • Bamboo bioenergy;
  • The importance of standards and certification for bamboo and rattan products and forests;
  • How to promote investment in bamboo and rattan.

The conference will also include a field visit.

ABARC 2022 – Programme

ABARC 2022 – Sessions Links