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The webinars are opened to Saint Lucian nationals and other interested parties who possess the entrepreneurial spirit and are interested in joining GEMS to develop the bamboo industry on Saint Lucia, initially. In addition, these seminars are also aimed at diversifying the skills set of Saint Lucians into a new and unexplored industry. The participants who complete at least three sessions of the seminar will receive a Certification of Participation, issued by INBAR. This Certificate can be used to access future opportunities in the Bamboo industry.

This seminar has been made possible through collaboration between Wilson Jn. Baptiste, CEO of GEMS and the GEMS team and Pablo Jacome and the INBAR team based in Ecuador. This is the third seminar being hosted by INBAR in collaboration with GEMS.

Interested parties can register using the links below or by sending an email to:



The International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), has invited interested Saint Lucians, through Global Enterprises Management Solutions, LLC (GEMS), to participate in an online webinar under the title: Bamboo: A Very Sustainable Construction Material. This webinar will be conducted every Tuesday, from November 3, 2020 to December 1, 2020, 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The webinars will cover the following topics:

(1). Architectural Use of Bamboo Culms

(2). Structural Use of Bamboo Culms 

(3). Structural Use of Bamboo Culms

(4). Architectural use of engineered bamboo

(5). Structural use of engineered bamboo.


The opening session will be addressed by Ali Mchuma, Director General of INBAR, Aihua Liu, Professor of South China Agricultural University and David Trujillo, Chair of INBAR Construction Task Force, Assistant Professor at Coventry University.

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