BID African regional meeting and nodes training

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3 - 6 September 2019
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This regional meeting concludes the first phase of the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme and aims to identify regional priorities and actions to sustain the mobilization of biodiversity data for science and policy.

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Regional priorities

Programme

3 September 2019: BID impacts in the region

Welcome

Analysis of the overall impact of the BID programme

  • Overview: Maheva Bagard Laursen, GBIF Secretariat
    Presentations: English | Français

Presentation of the regional results in the fields of data mobilization and capacity enhancement achieved through the BID programme

  • Impact of data mobilization on sub-Saharan Africa: Maheva Bagard Laursen, GBIF Secretariat
    Presentations: English | Français
  • Data mobilization in sub-Saharan Africa: Balsama Rajemison, Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (MG)

Presentation of selected guiding examples of the use of biodiversity data for decision making

  • Impact of data mobilization on sub-Saharan Africa: Maheva Bagard Laursen, GBIF Secretariat
    Presentations: English | Français
  • Example of concrete use of biodiversity data to support research and decision-making: Claudia Baider, The Mauritius Herbarium (MU)

Identification of best practices tailored to regional specificities

  • Impact of data mobilization on sub-Saharan Africa: Maheva Bagard Laursen, GBIF Secretariat
    Presentations: English | Français
  • Ensuring sustainability through GBIF participation: Rigobert Ntep, Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainble Development (CM)

04 September 2019: Planning for the Future

  • Day 2 facilitation: Andrew Rodrigues, GBIF Secretariat
    Presentations: English | Français

Understanding the regional biodiversity informatics landscape: developing a regional perspective of existing initiatives

  • How can primary biodiversity data support regional activities? Simmy Bezeng, IUCN Species Survival Commission / BirdLife South Africa

Understanding the demand for biodiversity data at a regional level: where do regional priorities lie?

  • How does primary biodiversity dara support decision-making at a national level? Samuel Kasiki, Kenya Wildlife Service

Planning for the future

  • Capacity enhancement in Africa: Jean Cossi Ganglo, University of Abomey-Calvi / GBIF Benin

05 September 2019: Excursion and Bioblitz

  • Networking opportunity between project teams and regional partners
  • Data mobilization through citizen science: iNaturalist bioblitz project

06 September 2019: Training in Node management - Setting up a national or regional biodiversity information facility

  • The GBIF network and community structure
  • Making the case for Participation in GBIF
  • Roles and functions of GBIF Participant nodes
  • Governance models
  • Strategic, implementation and communication plans for nodes
Location
Yaoundé
Country or area
Cameroon
When
3 - 6 September 2019