COP-15 Side Event: Building capacity to deliver open biodiversity data for research and decisions in support of the Global Biodiversity Framework

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9 December 2022
00:15 - 01:45 CET

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This GBIF-hosted side event will present work the network's efforts to:

  • Support capacity development actions that expand and sustain a global community of practice for biodiversity data mobilization and use in research and policy
  • Sustainable scaling-up of national biodiversity information facilities to deliver and influence national and regional objectives more effectively
  • Lower the technical threshold to build capacity and innovation in biodiversity data management

Expected outcomes

  • Communicate to CBD Parties and stakeholders the importance of building capacity in data mobilisation and use, to support the knowledge management component of the global biodiversity framework as part of the enabling conditions for broader implementation of goals and targets
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of existing mechanisms, curricula and expert networks developed through GBIF's Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) and Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programmes
    in building relevant communities of practice without designing additional start-up initiatives
  • Catalyse the development of new partnerships—including identification of potential funding sources—to support a significant scaling-up of capacity enhancement for data mobilization and use at all scales and in all regions


Time Topic Speaker
18:30 Introduction to GBIF and session objectives Tim Hirsch
Deputy Director, GBIF Secretariat
18:40 Keynote #1 M. Thierry Dudermel
Head of Cooperation, Directorate General for International Partnerships, European Commission
18:45 Keynote #2 Mai Yamamoto
Director, Biodiversity Strategy Office, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
18:50 GBIF capacity development framework and overview of key findings from BID and BIFA impact analyses Mélianie Raymond & Maheva Bagard Laursen
GBIF Secretariat
19:00 Panel discussion and audience Q&A chair: Tim Hirsch
19:20 Use of open biodiversity data from the GBIF network and the Global Biodiversity Framework Andrew Rodrigues
GBIF Secretariat
19:30 Panel discussion and audience Q&A chair: Tim Hirsch
19:40 Key messages and wrap-up Tim Hirsch
SIDS meeting room - 513C
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9 December 2022 00:15 - 01:45