Development and Promotion of Bamboo Housing Technology in East Africa

Show simple item record Kibwage, Jacob K. Paude, Shyam K. Adhikary, Nripal Deriba, Girma Nawangwe, Barnabas Yan, Xiao Xuhe, Chen 2015-02-26T08:49:42Z 2015-02-26T08:49:42Z 2011
dc.description.abstract With an a verage yearly urbanization rate of 3.5 %, slums have become dominant settlement type s across Africa . Identifying local, environmentally sustainable and affordable building materials is a priority. The refore, INBAR implemented “ Development and Promotion of Bamboo Housing Technology in East Africa ” , with the goal of assess ing bamboo’s potential to meet regional housing needs in a low - cost, eco - friendly manner. T his project built one conventional and one modern bamboo bu ilding in both Kenya and Uganda, trained over 60 people on bamboo cultivation, management and cons truction , and conducted feasibility, value chain and su stainability stud ies on Ethiopian bamboo construction . Th is increase d civil society awareness on bamboo’s potential as a construction material ; two universities adopt ed bamboo construction in their curriculum s . We also found that mid/ low - income urban bamboo housing and tourism lodges can be economically viable in Ethiopia. However , barriers still remain to mainstreaming bamboo construction . There fore, further research is needed to 1) promote government institutional and policy support and integrat ion with the private sector, 2) integrate bamboo with local building materials and promote a broader range of bamboo construction projects , 3 ) prepare bamboo building codes a nd construction product standards, and 4) assess resource management and water requirements of supplying bamboo on an industrial scale for construction . en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Network for Bamboo and Rattan en_US
dc.subject bamboo housing en_US
dc.subject technology transfer en_US
dc.subject capacity building en_US
dc.title Development and Promotion of Bamboo Housing Technology in East Africa en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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