The GBIF Secretariat is now accepting proposals for funding under the 2016 Capacity Enhancement Support Programme, which seeks to enhance the long-term capacity of GBIF Participants through collaborative projects.
The deadline for submitting initial concept notes from sub-Saharan Africa was 20 November 2015. GBIF and its evaluation panel have invited a selected number of applicants to prepare full proposals, which are due on 26 Feb 2016.
A data publishing workshop, jointly organized by GBIF Uruguay, SiB Colombia, SiB Brazil and Canadensys, helped train 24 data technicians, mostly from government, and from the nongovernmental sector and academia.
Representatives of ten organizations from Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Senegal and France met to discuss the establishment of a coordinated alert and response network on invasive species in the sub-Saharan region.