Capacity enhancement for developing countries
The Capacity Enhancement Programme for Developing Countries (CEPDEC) is a GBIF initiative helping developing countries to integrate the use of biodiversity data in education, science and decision-making at all levels.
Acting as an umbrella for projects conducted in individual countries or groups of countries, CEPDEC builds upon the efforts of multiple partners, supporting moves towards a sustainable future. It also fosters communication among scientists, policy makers and wider society by enabling them to better access, manage, share and use biodiversity data.
Countries involved in CEPDEC will be better able to better meet national obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and respond to challenges such as poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability and other objectives covered by the Millennium Development Goals and future sustainable development targets.