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Kamesh Salam : Speaker at Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at Beijing, China
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Kamesh Salam : Speaker at Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at Beijing, China on June 26 2018
Kamesh Salam : Speaker at Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at Beijing, China on June 26 2018



Kamesh Salam was the speaker at the Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at Beijing, China and presented on the following:
The Role of Bamboo in Emergency Shelters and Social Housing BARC 2018


Session Name: The Role of Bamboo in Emergency Shelters and Social Housing
o Time: Day 2 14:00-15:30 June 26 2018, Tuesday
o Venue: Room 301 (A+B), China National Convention Center
o Contact person: Joshi Gaurav gjoshi@inbar.int Brian Cohen cbrian@inbar.int
Co-organiser: The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR)

 Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at Beijing, China on June 26 2018
Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at Beijing, China on June 26 2018



INBAR is a multilateral development organisation that supports its 43 Member States to include bamboo and rattan in their sustainable development action plans and green economy strategies. We promote innovative ways of using bamboo and rattan to improve rural livelihoods, protect the environment, and address climate change and issues of international trade and standards. For more information on INBAR please visit the official website at www.inbar.int .

The National Forestry and Grassland Administration of the People's Republic of China (NFGA) National Forestry and Grassland Administration oversees organising, coordinating, protecting and supervising national forestry and grassland. This includes eco‐construction, afforestation, forest resources protection and development, wetland protection, desertification control, terrestrial wildlife and plant resources protection and development, forestry systems, nature reserves, forest fire prevention, forestry and its eco construction of science, technology, education and foreign affairs. For more information, please visit the official website at www.english.forestry.gov.cn .

Session Introduction: Nowadays, bamboo has been regarded as one of the alternative construction materials for building and bridge structures. The Chinese have used it for more than 5,000 years for housing, food, furniture, medicine and "fire arrows." In Ecuador, the pre‐Columbian record includes pottery from 3,500 B.C. that depicts bamboo dwellings, and colonial‐era buildings in Colombia have bamboo in their walls.

Like poverty, bamboo is especially prolific in the tropics; perhaps what makes the concept of bamboo as a material for low‐income housing most appealing is this symmetry. Bamboo housing has gained attention for its use in disaster relief efforts. After an earthquake destroyed 80 percent of the buildings in Sichuan, China, killing more than 70,000 people, the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan built more than 100 temporary prefabricated bamboo houses in a resettlement area.

Almost two years later, in March 2010, the European Union and INBAR kicked off a project to establish a sustainable bamboo processing chain in the earthquake‐torn region, which is rich in bamboo resources.

This session will explore role of bamboo in disaster relief operations around the world majorly in developing countries with a discussion on specific case study of Nepal and Philippines.​ ​

See a photo gallery of Kamesh Salam at Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress 2018 here

 Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at Beijing, China on June 26 2018
Global Bamboo & Rattan Congress at Beijing, China on June 26 2018



Kamesh Salam
Founder : World Bamboo Day
Former President : World Bamboo Org.(WBO).
Founder & Executive Director,
South Asia Bamboo Foundation,
www.kameshsalam.guru




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The writer can be reached at kameshsalam(AT)gmail(DOT)com
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