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2001 China TCDC International Training Course on Bamboo Technology



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Training Course

China National Bamboo Research Center

CHINA

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mr. Ding Xingcui,
Mr. Wu Jintao cbrc@mail.hz.zj.cn
+86 571 8869217 or 8863888 ext. 8915


PRESS RELEASE:

Participants are required to master the basic theories and principles of cultivation processing and utilization of bamboo so as to enhance their awareness and capacity of integrated development of bamboo, and create a chance leading to further mutual fruitful exchange and cooperation.

Enrollment Information for Course Guangzhou - 10-May-2001


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION 2001

China TCDC International Training Course on Bamboo Technology

Totally, there are 1250 species of bamboo or more belonged to 150 genera with a bamboo forest area of 1700 million ha. in the world, among which, there are more than 500 species belonging to 39 genera with a bamboo forest area of 500 million ha. in China, or about 1/3 of the world total, therefore, China is reputed as a "Bamboo Kingdom". China not only is a big country of bamboo resources, but also has already accumulated so much experience in bamboo research, exploitation, production, and management, etc., as a result, has been in advanced position of the world in many aspects of bamboo, especially marked achievements have been scored in bamboo integrated processing and utilization. The total production value of bamboo sector in China in 1999 is over US$ 2.2 billion. Bamboo sector has been becoming a new sunrising industry.

China National Bamboo Research Center (CBRC) was established in 1988 in Hangzhou, a picturesque city in eastern China, which is located in one of the China's biggest bamboo grown centers, and well-known for its West Lake. CBRC has three missions as enshrined by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the State Administration of Forestry: (a) to undertake, organize and coordinate major international and domestic bamboo projects of research and exploitation; (b) to undertake international technical and economic exchange and cooperation and personnel training in bamboo; and (c) to be managed and operated by modality of share-holding and gradually grow into a locomotive and backbone enterprise of China's bamboo sector so as to enhance China bamboo industry as a whole.

In order to disseminate bamboo technology, CBRC has already held with success several training courses/workshops entrusted by United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC), P.R. China, etc.

"2001 China TCDC International Training Course on Bamboo Technology" is the course sponsored by the Chinese Government. CBRC is entrusted by the MOFTEC to organize this training course. We should invite famous experts, professors all over the China, even an academician to give lectures.

1. Objectives

Participants are required to master the basic theories and principles of cultivation, processing and utilization of bamboo so as to enhance their awareness and capacity of integrated development of bamboo, and create a chance leading to further mutual fruitful exchange and cooperation.

2. Date and Duration

From May 8 to June 22, 2001.

3. Venue

China National Bamboo Research Center (CBRC) No. 138 Wenyi Rd., Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, 310012 P.R. China

4. Main Course Contents

Present situation of bamboo resources, cultivation, processing, utilization in China and in the world; Bamboo sustainable development; Bamboo classification and introduction; Bamboo genetic pool set-up and maintenance; Bamboo biology and ecology, including individual and population growth and development; Bamboo propagation; Oriented cultivation of in-kind bamboo stands, such as for shoot, timber, both shoot and timber, coastal shelter, water and soil conservation, landscape, and pulp etc.; Bamboo landscaping; Bamboo pest control; Bamboo shoot production and processing; Production technologies of bamboo flooring and 10-plus bamboo artificial boards; Bamboo food, Bamboo integrated utilization (bamboo mats, bamboo charcoal, bamboo chemical utilization, etc); and Bamboo timber and shoot preservation; Bamboo social economy, etc.

5. Training Methods

Lectures, Field Practice, Demonstration, Seminar on Special Topics, Field Tours, Discussion and Report Presentation, Term Paper, etc.

6. Medium of Instruction

English

7. Source of Trainees

Technical, management and research personnel or officials in the field of forestry, bamboo, agriculture and others from developing countries.

8. Methods for Evaluation

The evaluation for the participants will be done on the basis of written tests, field practice, site study and comprehensive performance. Successful completion of the training program will lead to a diploma offered by CBRC. The allotment of marks will be as follows: a) Written tests 50% b) Comprehensive performance 50%

9. Participant's Qualifications and Requirements for Admission

Participants are requested: 1) To be nominated by his/her related government department; 2) To be less than 45 years old, better with a minimum educational background of college graduate, better with an agriculture, forestry and bamboo background and with a minimum of two years' practice in the relative profession; 3) To be in good health conditions with no infectious diseases and not handicapped. Physically fit to completing all course activities; 4) To be proficient in English reading, listening, speaking and writing; 5) To prepare a review paper or report on the bamboo (forestry) production or research of the participant's country and brief introduction of the participant's professional experiences for the purpose of experiences exchange; 6) Not to bring family members to the training course; and 7) To observe all the laws, rules and regulations of P. R. China and respect the Chinese customs during the training period.

10. Training Expenses

1) The expenses of training, boarding and lodging, local transportation, pocket money of RMB 30 Yuan per person per day during the training period in China will be borne by the Chinese Government and distributed by CBRC. 2) The International travel costs including round trip tickets, transit fares are to be covered by the participants themselves, or their respective Governments, or their employers or sponsored by some international organizations, like UNDP, ESCAP, FAO, etc. through proper application and consultations. 3) The expenses of medical care, insurance and domestic salaries for the participants are to be borne by the participants' governments.

11. Application and Admission

1) The applicants should be nominated by their respective Governments. The nominated participants are requested to fill up the Application Forms, which should be endorsed by the departments concerned of their respective Governments, and submit with valid Health Certificates provided by authorized physicians or hospitals to the Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office of the Chinese Embassy ( ECCOCE ) for examination, recommendation and endorsement; 2) After endorsed by the Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office of the Chinese Embassy, Admission Notices will be issued to the accepted participants by the ECCOCE through the related governmental departments of the participants. With the Admission Notices, the participants are requested to go through all necessary formalities for entering into China and bring all the documents like Admission Notices, Application Forms, Health Certificates to China for attending the Course on time.

12. Insurance

The training course organizer dose not hold any responsibility for such risks as loss of life, accidents, illness, loss of properties incurred by the participants during the training period.

13. Liaison Address

Attn: Mr. Ding Xingcui, Mr. Wu Jintao China National Bamboo Research Center No. 138, Wenyi Rd., Hangzhou 310012 Zhejiang Province P.R. China Phone:+86 571 8869217 or 8863888 ext. 8915 Mobile: +86 13805791796 Fax: +86 571 8869217, 8860944

E-mail: cbrc@mail.hz.zj.cn