This workshop is part of a Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) mentoring programme, involving SANBI and ICLEI’s Cities
Biodiversity Centre. It aims to empower local governments with the know-how, standards and tools that can be used to discover and
and publish primary biodiversity data via the GBIF network.
Local governments are critical contributors to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Aichi Targets. They
also have access to a wealth of fine-scale biodiversity data which, if shared in a consistent format, enable effective policy implementation at local level as well as contributing to improved data resolution across the landscape. Better science, informing better decisions at all scales, will result from free and open access to these data.