This document presents both the GBIF Implementation Plan for the period 2017-2021 and the GBIF Annual Work Programme 2017, both of which are based upon GBIF Strategic Plan for 2017-2021.
The Strategic Plan (agreed in 2015 at GB22) established five priorities for GBIF’s work. The Implementation Plan presented here identifies 22 activities that GBIF must undertake to address these priorities during the five-year period, along with a set of specific tasks under each activity.
Each year, GBIF will review progress against these activities and available resources, including Secretariat staff, other uses of core and supplementary funding and resources committed by GBIF Participants. This information will contribute to defining an annual work programme for each following year. These annual work programmes will identify and prioritize tasks for the year's work, and the GBIF community will review and refine the Implementation Plan each year.