International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

Events

Training Workshop on Sustainable Bamboo Development in Guyana

Training Workshop on Sustainable Bamboo Development in Guyana

In Guyana, the majority of the land area is covered by tropical forests in a good state of conservation. Bamboos are not recognized as an important resource in the local economy. However, some ethnobotanical uses have been reported by the native communities such as lances, arrows, arrowheads, arrow shafts, knives and fishing harpoons.

The training course aims to raise awareness of bamboo stakeholders in Guyana on bamboo’s roles in ecology conservation, social and economic development, especially for rural revitalization and landscape restoration, at the same time, increase the capacity of Guyana in managing and develop its bamboo resources, increase skills of craftsmen in producing bamboo hand woven products.

Main contents

Part I. Bamboo development strategies: targets government officials, researchers, entrepreneurs, and rural communities.

  • A General Introduction to China’s Bamboo Industry Development Status;
  • Policies for Bamboo Development in China
  • Bamboo cluster development for full utilization of the bamboo biomass – a case in Anji County
  • Bamboo Resources Sustainable Management and Utilization

 

Part II Bamboo weaving techniques: targets the craftsmen in Guyana. The contents would include:

  • Bamboo weaving crafts and art and their applications in modern lives
  • Selection and harvesting of bamboo for bamboo weaving crafts;
  • Introduction of tools and equipment for bamboo weaving crafts;
  • Bamboo strips processing and preparation;
  • Basic bamboo weaving techniques and their applications;
  • Practicing producing three simple bamboo woven products.

 

The participants of this training will be selected by the government of Guyana.