BID Regional Engagement Webinar for Latin America and Caribbean

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19 May 2020
16:00 - 18:00 CEST
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The meeting has been recorded and can be found here

Presentations in Spanish and English are availible at the bottom of this page.
(Please note that session 6 was a panel discussion, so there are no slides for session 6)

The aim of the webinar is to present the work of GBIF and explain how organizations in the Latin America and Caribbean region can get involved through the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme in particular.

GBIF is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. GBIF leads the Biodiversity Information for Development programme, funded by the European Union, that aims to increase the amount of biodiversity information available in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to support the regions’ policy needs.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Introduce GBIF and the BID programme

  • Hear success stories and lessons from a group of Caribbean projects that previously received funding through the BID programme to mobilize biodiversity data, strengthen national and regional biodiversity information networks, and support policy needs relating to protected areas, threatened species and invasive alien species

  • Introduce the GBIF Participants in the region, and highlight the main objectives of a regional engagement strategy under development to strengthen participation in GBIF in the LAC region

  • Share information on the upcoming call for proposals under the BID programme for the Caribbean region, including the grant types that will be available

  • Respond to your questions and provide information on how to stay engaged with GBIF and the BID programme in the future

The expected duration of the meeting is 2 hours.

Any questions or comments please contact Mélianie Raymond by email

Virtual Meeting (by invitation only)
19 May 2020 16:00 - 18:00