Jayaraman Durai

Director of Global Programme

Durai Jayaraman is the Director of Global Programme at the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR). For 15 years, Durai has helped to design and manage large-scale bamboo-based livelihood development programmes across Cambodia, India, and a number of countries in Africa: most recently, as project manager for the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Programme, a trilateral initiative to enhance the development of the bamboo sectors in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Durai has extensive knowledge and expertise in bamboo-based environmental development, capacity building, partnership development and marketing. He has two Masters degrees: in Social Work from Madras University, and Environment Science and Policy from Clark University.