Biodiversity Digitization and Mobilization workshop (Zimbabwe BID projects)

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16 - 19 January 2018
Data mobilization and digitization workshop attendees

Workshop attendees. Photo by NguNgu Photography and National History Museum, Zimbabwe.

This Biodiversity Digitization and Mobilization workshop run in collaboration with partners from multiple EU-funded BID projects in Zimbabwe invited stakeholders to the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe from the 16th-19th of January 2018.

The general aim of the workshop was to disseminate knowledge from the BID Capacity Enhancement workshop attended by project teams by providing a refresher course on digitization. Over the three days, 25 Museum staff, two officials from the National Parks and Wildlife Authority and 20 undergraduate students from the National University of Science and Technology were trained on digitization, GIS tools and ecological modelling techniques with teaching also offering how to access biodiversity data from GBIF. The workshop also offered the opportunity to exchange knowledge and form collaborations between all partners and projects.

Through the workshop, topics covered areas including:

  • Introduction to Biodiversity Digitization projects
  • Data cleaning options
  • Taxonomy and Geography checks
  • Introduction to publishing data on the IPT

Stakeholders in attendence came from small and national BID projects for:

Venue
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Location
Bulawayo
Country or area
Zimbabwe
When
16 January 2018 00:00 - 19 January 2018 00:00