International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

Events

16th Session of the UN Forum on Forests side event: ‘From policy to action: forest and economic revival with bamboo’

16th Session of the UN Forum on Forests side event: ‘From policy to action: forest and economic revival with bamboo’

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INBAR will be hosting a side event at this Forum: ‘From policy to action: forest and economic revival with bamboo‘. The event will draw on two thematic priorities of UNFF16: ‘Enhancing forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits’ and ‘Reversing the loss of forest cover’.

This side event will present three case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, about the use of bamboo for forest and landscape restoration, and as a tool for livelihood and poverty reduction. The case studies will focus specifically on: product innovations and industrial value chains in Asia; energy value chain in Africa; and bamboo housing in Latin America.

The event will have one keynote speech, and three expert speakers. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

Speakers:

Professor Lu Wenming (keynote speaker) is the Deputy Director General of INBAR. Formerly he was also the Director of the Division for International Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Forestry (16 years). In his early career he also held academic responsibilities as Professor of Forestry Policy and Economics.

Dr. Fei Benhua is the Executive Deputy Director General of ICBR and Chief Expert of the Research Center of Bamboo & Rattan Biomass and new materials. Dr. Fei Benhua has published more than 270 scientific papers and articles and is the author of 20 books and monographs.

Mr. Adane Berhe is the CEO of Adal Industrial Plc, a company that produces bamboo charcoal in Ethiopia. He is also one of the founders of the Ethiopian Private Manufacturing Industry Association and Founder of Gelan Chamber and sectoral Association. http://adalbamboo.com/

Mr. Esteban Torres is the General Coordinator of projects of Fundación SOMOS Ecuador, as well as a member of the Bamboo National Roundtable in Ecuador and of the Social Contract Housing in Ecuador, and a representative of the International Habitat Coalition. http://somosecuador.org/

Moderator:

Mr. Borja De La Peña Escardó, Global Policy Officer.