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Inbar – Federation of Hong Kong Industries

International Bamboo and Rattan Product Ideas Awards “recognize innovative ideas for better lives”

The Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe was honored with the Bamboo and Rattan Products Ideas Competition with the 3rd place in the 2010 Expo Shanghai under the Shelter Category.

The awards presentation ceremony for the International Bamboo & Rattan Product Ideas Competition is organised by the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) and co-organized by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI).

The competition was held against the back-drop of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and was inspired by the Expo’s theme “better cities, better lives”. Twelve prize winners were selected from four categories – food, shelter, transport and clothing.

INBAR is the only intergovernmental organization headquartered in China. It currently has 42 Member States, comprising most of the bamboo and rattan resource countries from the Global South. Since its creation two decades ago, INBAR has run projects and programmes in over 20 countries, and provided capacity building and awareness raising on the productive use of bamboo and rattan in over 80 countries.

By consolidating, coordinating and supporting strategic and adaptive research and development, their objective is to improve the well-being of producers and users of bamboo and rattan in the context of a sustainable bamboo and rattan resource base.