International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization


Madagascar Bamboo Study Tour

Madagascar Bamboo Study Tour

INBAR is calling for registration for the ‘Bamboo Study Tour Madagascar’, which will be held in the country from 12-14 October 2021.

The goal of the study tour is to promote a transition towards a vibrant bamboo economy in Africa by demonstrating innovations, best practices and experiences that could inspire investments to transform bamboo resources into high-quality competitive market products. It aims to inspire deliberations and extensive exchanges on bamboo value addition, industrialisation and enabling environments. The study tour is expected to provide an excellent opportunity to forge potential partnerships with diverse actors, including manufacturers, investors, designers, and exporting companies.

Who can apply?

The study tour is opened to nationals from Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda, and particularly:

  • Bamboo entrepreneurs or potential bamboo entrepreneurs,
  • Bamboo business investors or potential bamboo investors,
  • People involved in the bamboo value chain and interested to expand bamboo business with new partnerships and investors,
  • Policymakers, standards developers responsible for policy and standards development to support the bamboo industry,
  • Participants with COVID-19 vaccine certification will be given preference,
  • Below 45 years of age.

All applicants are expected to speak and write in the English language. Read all the details in the call for registration here.

How to Apply?

After reading all the details in the call for registration, submit the online application here by 15 September 2021 at 11:59 PM GMT+3 (Madagascar local time).

What is included?

The study tour offers limited financial sponsorship covering round-trip economic flight tickets, accommodation, catering, per diem, visa application, COVID-19 PRC test fees, and
transportation within Madagascar. We welcome participants who can self-fund their
participation or be supported by their institutions.

Selected candidates are expected to deliver a 10 minutes presentation on the bamboo industry, opportunities and challenges in their respective countries and submit a final report after the tour.

This study opportunity is part of the China-IFAD funded South-South Triangular Cooperation facility, an initiative that aims to enhance the impact of the programme by transferring solutions, knowledge, skills and technologies both within Africa and from China to target African countries. The facility is part of the Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmers Livelihood Development Programme in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Madagascar that was launched in 2019 and with financial support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Call for Registration
Online Application

Read about INBAR previous Ghana bamboo study tour.