With the signature of GBIF's Memorandum of Understanding, the new Participant commits to take all the necessary steps to facilitate publishing and use of biodiversity data within its scope according to GBIF standards. This typically includes investing resources in the targeted mobilization of data, the promotion of data use, the organization of national communities and related activities. This investment is independent of the contributions that Voting Participant countries make to the GBIF core funds.
Each Participant must identify a delegation that will represent it at the GBIF Governing Board. The Head of Delegation (HoD) is the person appointed to lead this group, and will also be the main representative of the Participant between Governing Board meetings. You can find the names and contacts for all GBIF delegates through the Participant list, by clicking on the name of the country or organization.
The Heads of GBIF delegations are regularly contacted by the Executive Committee and the Secretariat to request specific input, the Participant's position on key topics, and nominations for committee positions and GBIF awards; and to keep them informed on the execution of the GBIF Work Programme.