Africa Rising: Mobilising Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development

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19 - 22 May 2015
09:00 - 16:00 CEST

Hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), this international conference aims to:

  1. Accelerate regional understanding of the biodiversity data-science-policy value chain and draw attention to the opportunities and solutions that biodiversity data presents for sustainable development in Africa

  2. Strengthen regional engagement, learning networks, and collaborative synergies with a view to streamlining the data-science-policy value chain

  3. Galvanise political commitment to mobilising Africa’s biodiversity data

Organized in partnership with GBIF, the United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the USAID-funded Resilience in the Limpopo Basin Program (RESILIM), the event emanates from a project supported by the JRS Biodiversity Foundation and entails developing a strategy for capturing, digitising and publishing Africa’s policy-relevant biodiversity data whilst strengthening regional capacity and collaboration in biodiversity information management.

As part of the meeting agenda, GBIF will launch its recently announced BID programme.

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19 May 2015 09:00 - 22 May 2015 16:00