Participation

Member Status

Associate Country Participant

GBIF Participant since

2009

GBIF Region

Africa

Head of Delegation

Kouami Kokou

Participant Node Manager

Aboudou Raoufou Radji

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History 

Togo’s node (GBIF Togo) is hosted by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lomé (Faculté des Sciences, Université de Lomé) and its members are designated their responsibilities by the Ministry for Higher Education and Research (Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche). They include three key roles, the Head of Delegation, the Scientific Advisor for the node and the Node manager.

Since then, the Node Manager has involved the technical support from a specialist in informatics to organize data prior to their publication.

The occurrence data published by GBIF Togo are made visible via an IPT installation hosted initially by GBIF France (2011 to 2014), and currently by GBIF Belgium (since August 2014).

Vision and Mission 

GBIF Togo’s missions are (1) to inform about GBIF, its website, actions and projects; (2) to collect metadata on the primary biodiversity data resources; (3) to inform and train data holders on the GBIF tools and the advantages of becoming visible through GBIF; (4) to organize training events (relating to data publishing, data quality and the use of data available through GBIF); (5) supporting the publishing of data to GBIF.org following the standards, protocols and tools used by GBIF; (6) to promote and facilitate the use of data and tools available through GBIF by data users; and (7) to collaborate with other national and international biodiversity-related institutions, and with the GBIF Secretariat.

Structure 

Those currently responsible for the node are based at the University. They have been designated by the Minister for Higher Education and Research.

Other research institutions willing to work with the Node include ITRA from the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministère de l’Agriculture), the Focal Point for the Convention on Biological Diversity, the administration in charge of forests and hunting (Direction Forêts et Chasse), ODEF from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (Ministère de l’Environnement et des Ressources Forestières). Other partners include several University departments.

National Funding 

Currently the Node has no specific budget for its activities.

Contacts

Kouami Kokou
Professor and Lecturer in Botany and Forest Ecology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Lomé and at l'Institut National de Formation Agricole de Tové
Université de LoméLaboratoire de Botanique/Ecologie Faculté des Sciences Université de LoméBP 1515 Lomé Togo+228 9002 04 11
Head of Delegation
Aboudou Raoufou Radji
Senior Lecturer - Curator of Togo National Herbarium
Université de LoméOrnamental Horticulture and Urban Ecology Université de Lomé06BP 6135 Lomé Togo+228 90045114
Temporary Head of Delegation
Isabelle Glitho
Dean of Faculty of Sciences - Professor in Animal Biology
Université de LoméUniversity of Lome LoméTogo+228 9002 04 11
Additional Delegate
Aboudou Raoufou Radji
Senior Lecturer - Curator of Togo National Herbarium
Université de LoméOrnamental Horticulture and Urban Ecology Université de Lomé06BP 6135 Lomé Togo+228 90045114
Additional Delegate
Aboudou Raoufou Radji
Senior Lecturer - Curator of Togo National Herbarium
Université de LoméOrnamental Horticulture and Urban Ecology Université de Lomé06BP 6135 Lomé Togo+228 90045114
Node Manager

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