News and Events

News and Events

Significant Results with the Government of Manipur, WBW 2019

During the inauguration ceremony of The Third World Bamboo Workshop on 4 February attended by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, World Bamboo Organization President Michel Abadie declared the state of Manipur as “Bamboo Capital of 2019”, and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh signed the “Bamboo for Planet” pledge, "The Damyang Call – Imphal Reiteration"

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Welcome Avery Chua - New World Bamboo Ambassador!

At the 11th WBC in Mexico, I was so happy to meet Mr. Avery Chua, the CEO of dassoUSA. He was invited as a keynote to give the presentation: dasso Innovation: Bamboo manufacturing technique span over 25 years (1993 – 2018). I know he will be a great fit as a World Bamboo Ambassador. Welcome, Avery!

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Amazon Bamboo Workshop

November 1-4, 2018 in Tampopata, Peru. This is an amazing opportunity for a truly exotic experience within the rainforest of the Amazon. Hosted by the Amazon Yoga Centre, our friend Vanessa Frias invites you to come learn about building sustainably, and much more.

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How will I celebrate World Bamboo Day 2018?

Nine years ago, we celebrated the first World Bamboo Day in Bangkok. This great initiative was the idea of WBO President, Shri Kamesh Salam. Thanks to the Thai Royal Forestry Department, this dedicated day to honor bamboo - September 18 - is gaining momentum around the world.

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Welcome Yoshihiro Yamagishi: New World Bamboo Ambassador

To raise awareness about the vast potentials of bamboo, beyond the simple beauty and utilization, Yoshihiro works tirelessly to market tiger bamboo as a symbol with far-reaching applications. Take a look at his diary, and follow him on social media. You can reach out to him via email, yondaime@taketora.co.jp.

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Welcome Guilherme Korte - New World Bamboo Ambassador!

Guilherme Korte is the President of the Association of Bamboo Producers (Aprobambu), and Viveiro da Taboca Cultivos Ltda. With a background in investigative journalism, he believes in bamboo as a solution for the environmental, economic and social sustainabilities outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Healing Touch of Bamboo - Dr. Nirmala Chongtham

Dr. Nirmala Chongtham is a world-authority on the nutritional benefits of bamboo shoots. She presented a keynote lecture at the recent 11th World Bamboo Congress in Mexico entitled "The Healing Touch of Bamboo: Soul, Mind and Body", and went on to chair the session regarding Food & Pharmacy. Are you intrigued by delicious-tasting bamboo shoots?

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The World Bamboo Pioneers Award 2018

Dedication, determination and collaboration are required to advance any scientific endeavor. There exist individuals whose lifelong commitment to bamboo science and culture deserve our attention and honored recognition. Today, as part of the inauguration of the 11th World Bamboo Congress, we honor 4 of these great Bamboo Pioneers:

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