The engagement meeting on 4 June includes introductions to both GBIF and the BIFA programme. Project leads will share presentations on their BIFA-funded projects. Following discussions will include strategies for improving access to biodiversity data and strengthening collaboration in the region.
The BIFA data mobilization workshop aims to contribute to enhancing the capacity of the project teams to plan and implement biodiversity data digitization efforts effectively and according to GBIF standards. It will have a strong focus on the technical aspects of the data mobilization, in particular everything related to the data lifecycle: digitization, management and online publishing. Participants will also consider the social aspects of these processes.
The workshop is comprised of blended learning, starting with online preparatory activities through an e-learning portal followed by on-site training in a classroom with the trainees in Beijing. The course concludes with online follow-up activities, and trainees who successfully complete the course and follow-up activities will receive online badges.