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.
This time Manipur, a North-Eastern State of India will be holding this mega event from February 4th to 8th, 2019. Manipur, the “Jewel of India” as quoted by the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and also a bamboo paradise is the best place for this mega event in bamboo.
It is one of the richest state of India in bamboo diversity and distribution as well as in use and application of it in daily life and is very deeply interwoven with the culture, religious ceremonies and rituals, economy and commerce of the people.
This is the third workshop in the series after the first held at Mexico in 2017, second in Peru in 2018. The five days event at Imphal will have lectures, hands-on training, exhibitions, cultural shows, and more on bamboo. Participants from more than 20 countries are expected to join the workshop.