The meeting will provide an opportunity to review existing regional initiatives, exchange ideas, develop and enhance capacity networks, and formulate effective and lasting solutions to common capacity problems.
The theme of the conference is Applications, Standards and Capacity Building for Sustaining Global Biodiversity. Subprogrammes will include: digitization, semantic technologies, phyloinformatics, outreach and collaboration, ePublications, trait data, and conservation informatics.
Officials from stakeholder institutions were invited to the KenBIF Stakeholder consultation workshop organized as part of the mentoring project between Finland and Kenya. Presentations were given by Dr. Hannu Saarenmaa, Dr. Francisco Pando, Mrs. Hulda Gideon and Mrs.
Biodiversity information initiatives are making large quantities of data readily available to the scientific community. These data open exciting opportunities for exploring, documenting, and understanding biodiversity worldwide.