The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) in collaboration with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and other national and international partners have developed an online information tool to support policy and decision making process on biodiversity and its related issues. This workshop aims to give the users of the tool with the knowledge they require to make the best use of it, including a short introduction to GIS systems.
The informatics tool will enable analysis and modelling of primary biodiversity data to support (biodiversity related) decision making activities such as land use planning, design of protected areas, risk assessment among others. The tool will allow users to perform
meaningful analysis by integrating and using biodiversity data (including occurrence data, species-level data/ecosystem data) in
combination with other type of data (geospatial, climatic, demographic, economic datasets).