Biodiversity data publishing in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: platform, prospect and progress

This training brought new potential partners from the non-member countries of GBIF and oriented them about GBIF Biodiversity informatics platform and information networks. It also provided some of the GBIF member countries from Asia the opportunity to share their experiences and motivate the non-node members to become part of this global biodiversity information network, and contribute to biodiversity data publishing from the region. The training was intended to provide the participants a broad array of the opportunities provided by the GBIF platform with the first-hand experience of publishing data using the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT). The orientation will also address the incentivising data publishing, making data publishing a demand driven process and will also bring awareness of the use and applicability of published data through their interactions with GBIF and GMBA professionals.


22 people. Biodiversity data holders (representatives from institutions that are supported by governments). For example: national Universities, and departments under relevant ministries and national herbaria. Participants will represent ICIMOD’s eight regional member countries.

Contact information 

Please contact ICIMOD (Nakul Chettri, nchettri AT icimod.org) if you have any questions about this event.

  • Chettri, Nakul (Main contact)
  • Tandukar, Deependra (Speaker / Trainer)
  • Shakya, Bandana (Speaker / Trainer)
  • Jaiswal, Suman (Speaker / Trainer)
  • Chavan, Vishwas (Speaker / Trainer)
  • Wang, Yu-Huang (Speaker / Trainer)
  • Talukdar, Gautam (Speaker / Trainer)
  • Sharma, Shri Lekh (Participant)
  • Qayyum, Abdul (Participant)
  • Sami Sakhi, Abdul (Participant)
  • Shakya, Bandana (Main organiser)
  • Fazli, Muhib (Participant)
  • Wali Rahimi, Latifa (Participant)
  • Khabir Uddin Khan, Mohammed (Participant)
  • Islam, Md. Sadiqul (Participant)
  • Khisa, Titan (Participant)
  • Shahen Reza, Abu Sayed Md. (Participant)
  • Dorji, Sangay (Participant)
  • Dema, Sangay (Participant)
  • Gao, Xinfen (Participant)
  • Thein Oo, Myint (Participant)
  • Thin Mu, Aye (Participant)
  • Paudel, Khadananda (Participant)
  • Kailash Prasad Yadav, Ram (Participant)
  • Sharma, Bed Nidhi (Participant)
  • Kumar Rai, Shiva (Participant)
  • Khanal, Laxman (Participant)
  • Prasad Yadav, Bhupendra (Participant)
  • Spehn, Eva (Speaker / Trainer)
  • Huettmann, Falk (Speaker / Trainer)
  • Xu, Zheping (Participant)