Mobilizing plant diversity data in Uganda through training

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Plants in the Bujuku valley,, Ruwenzori mountains, Uganda. Photo by Manuel Werner via Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 2.5

The project aims to identify data holders from Uganda engaged in active monitoring and management of plant biodiversity data and train them in the use of data publishing tools.

More than 80,000 data records related to Afroalpine plant species, plants in protected reserves, invasive species, plants of economic value, endemic and medicinal plants will be published. Access to published data will help in the development of management interventions and conservation strategies for the plants.

Project Progress

31 data holders working with biodiversity data management and data monitoring have been identified in various institutions in Uganda.

A capacity enhancement workshop focusing on data and data paper publishing has been organized and was attended by 18 Ugandan data holders.

 

Partners
Makerere University