International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization


Webinar: Green Economy Development in Mountain Regions with Bamboo

Webinar: Green Economy Development in Mountain Regions with Bamboo

Theme: Bamboo for Poverty Reduction and Livelihood Development


Mountainous regions are rich in natural resources and play a significant role in providing water, food, energy and in maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem. Mountain dwellers are among the poorest and most disadvantaged, surviving in most complex and fragile ecosystem. This session will showcase the roles of bamboo for integrated mountain development (livelihood and environment) by introducing several cases from China, the Himalayas (India) and the Andes (Venezuela).


Prof. Zhu Zhaohua, Former Deputy Director General and currently Distinguished Fellow of INBAR, Senior Researcher of the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF).  As a Senior Researcher, who has been conducting forestry science for more than 50 years, he had made especially important achievements in the researches in rehabilitation of natural secondary forests, rehabilitation of degraded lands, optimization of the Agroforestry Models, and the key issues affecting the sustainable developments of non-timber forestry products and bamboo sectors.  Prof. Zhu recently has summarized on the major experiences of integrated mountainous development model in Lin’an, China. Download presentation.

Dr. S. T. S. Lepcha, Vice Chairman of Uttarakhand Sustainable Forum, Advisor to National Bamboo Mission of India.  As an experienced Indian Forestry Service (IFS) official, he has contributed for forestry and livelihood development  in Uttarakhand and in the Himalayan  region for over 35 years. He also served as Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) and also worked as C.E.O of Uttarakhand Bamboo & Fibre Development Board(UBFDB) for more than 7 years. Download presentation.

Prof. Francisca Ely, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Sciences, University of the Andes (Universidad de Los Andes) and General Director of the Botanical Garden Institute of Mérida since 2015 (Instituto Jardín Botánico de Mérida) in Mérida, Venezuela.  She is presently focusing on the research on ecology and systematics of Venezuelan native woody bamboos, including Guadua bamboos, and their utilization by the local people. Download presentation.


7 August 2020

19:30-21:00 (Beijing, GMT+8)

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