The Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR) was launched on September 7 at the World Forestry Congress 2015 in Durban


At the special GABAR launch session, a panel of 14 senior policy makers, including five Ministers, made statements of support for GABAR and detailed contributions that their countries are making for bamboo and rattan development. Opening keynote addresses were delivered by HE Zhang Jianlong, Minister of State Forestry Administration, People's Republic of China, INBAR's Host Country, and HE Nii Osah Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana, the Vice-Chair of the INBAR Council.

Agenda - GABAR launch:
More information on GABAR:

On the web - Follow the GABAR consultation on the web on the INBAR@WFC live reporting page and news page.

Read the GABAR brochure here.

For more information about GABAR - visit the GABAR web page.

GABAR is a partnership between INBAR and its 41 Member States, and a range of national and international partners. All interested organizations are welcome to join - as core partners, technical partners or to provide in-kind support or funding.

Watch this space for updates of attendance and launch agenda.