World Bamboo Workshop India 2019

World Bamboo Workshop India 2019

The World Bamboo Workshop is the largest international multidisciplinary theoretical and practical event in which people from all over the world participate as well as world leaders and experts in the use of Bamboo.

World Bamboo Workshop is an annual event organized by World Bamboo Organization (WBO), every year with an objective to spread the traditional use and application of bamboo of a particular place or region of the world and at the same time bring all the scientific, technical and traditional knowledge available around the world in bamboo at that particular place. The World Bamboo Workshop focus on promoting sustainable cities and communities with the use of bamboo in connection with the New Urban Agenda.

In the World Bamboo Workshop we work mainly within the framework of 4 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
• SDG 2 "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”
• SDG 8 "Decent work and economic growth
• SDG 11 "Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"
• SDG 13 "Adopt urgent measures to combat climate change and its effects"

The event will take place from June 4 to February 8, 2019 at the city of Imphal, Manipur, a North-Eastern State of India which will be under the slogan "Breaking the Challenges of Bamboo for a better future”.

Not only will the economic and tourist spill that will generate this Mega event be important, also it will be able to empower India as a world leader in promoting sustainable cities and communities development. Currently the demand for more housing, alternative fiber and biofuels can be met with the expansion of bamboo plantations specific to regional production and export opportunities.

It will be an ideal showcase to show the potential of India in terms of bamboo, both for the qualities of its territory, culture and geographical location, as for its strength in manufacturing, industry, economic and social development.

Bamboo is grown on 10 million hectares in India and covers almost 13 per cent of the total forest area. The total production of bamboo is five million tonnes per year. About 8.6 million people depend on bamboo for their livelihood. The value of bamboo in India is estimated at $4.4 billion.

Bamboo is a vital resource for mankind. Its wide distribution throughout the world overlaps with billions of people, animals, and invertebrates who depend on it as a daily essential. With thousands of uses, as food, clothing, paper, fiber, shelter, and inspiration, bamboo has traditionally contributed to the multiple physical requirements and spiritual needs of mankind. No other plant has such myriad of uses; bamboo can be transformed into hundreds of products, such as shoots for food, poles for agriculture and structures, panels and composite materials for houses and buildings, versatile household products (furniture, kitchen utensils, etc), vehicles for transportation (such as boats, bicycles, skateboards, and even ultra-light airplanes), pulp and paper, fiber for textiles, medicinal and biochemical products (including bio-plastics and biofuels), charcoal for cooking and heating, and so much more.

For centuries bamboo has played an indispensable role in the daily life of millions of people around the world. Recently it has gained an increasing importance worldwide as a substitution for timber and for a wide range of other innovative products and potentials.

The outstanding projects of each country will be showcased along with Indian projects at the International Bamboo Expo. Conferences, workshops, 5 incredible bamboo pavilions and interactive sessions will be additional features of this mega event to demonstrate to all people the different uses that bamboo can have.

Sustainably managed bamboo plantations can stimulate social and economic development, and serve important ecological and biological functions to improve Planet Earth.

The relevance of this international meeting would allow to visualize how bamboo has the capacity to be a global too for a better future.

Why Attend World Bamboo Workshop?

*+200 People from all over the world

*Learn and cook with Bamboo and discover its benefits to our health

*Build with your hands the 5 Bamboo Pavilions

*Learn with craftsmen to do wonderful things with Bamboo

*Visit the International Bamboo Expo

*Take one of the incredible tours to discover Manipur

*Be part of the largest bamboo workshop in history

The World Bamboo Workshop is an open event to all people around the world wanting to learn and work with bamboo, There is no requirement to participate in this event.

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Cite: "World Bamboo Workshop India 2019 " 16 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/904055/world-bamboo-workshop-india-2019> ISSN 0719-8884

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