BID Regional Engagement webinar for the Pacific region

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7 - 8 September 2020
23:59 - 02:00 CEST
Humboldt's Araucaria (Araucaria humboldtensis)

Humboldt's Araucaria (Araucaria humboldtensis), classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Species. Photo by Vtanguy in New Caledonia via iNaturalist Research-grade Observations, licensed under CC BY 4.0.

The aim of the webinar is to present the work of GBIF and explain how organizations in the Pacific region, and those working with local partners to mobilize data data in the 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 (BID) 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 Pacific 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 discuss how to strengthen participation in GBIF in the Pacific

  • Share information on the upcoming call for proposals under the BID programme for the Pacific 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 webinar will be presented in English. Questions will be accepted in English, French and Portuguese.

Recording of the summit

The event was recorded and can be viewed here or below.

Registration to this event, comments or feedback by email to Mélianie Raymond

Please find the corresponding local start time of the meeting in the table below

Countries and territories Local start time
American Samoa 11 am SST (UTC -11)
Australia 8 am AEST (UTC +10)
Cook Islands 12 pm CKT (UTC -10)
Federated States of Micronesia 9 am PONT (UTC +11)
Fiji 10 am FJT (UTC +12)
French Polynesia 12 pm TAHT (UTC -10)
Guam 12 pm CKT (UTC -10)
Kiribati 10 am GILT (UTC +12)
Marshall Islands 10 am (UTC +12)
Nauru 10 am NRT (UTC +12)
New Caledonia 9 am NCT (UTC +11)
New zealand 10 am NZST (UTC +12)
Niue 11 am NUT (UTC -11)
Norfolk Island 9 am NFT (UTC +11
Northern Mariana Islands 8 am Chst (UTC +10)
Palau 7 am (UTC +9)
Papua New Guinea 8 am PGT (UTC +10)
Pitcairn 2 pm PST (UTC -8)
Samoa Western 11 am WST (UTC +13)
Solomon Islands 9 am (SBT (UTC +11)
Timor-Leste 7 am TLT (UTC +9)
Tokelau 11 am TKT (UTC +13)
Tonga 11 am TOT (UTC +13)
Tuvalu 10 am TVT (UTC + 12)
Vanuatu 9 am VUT (UTC +11)
Wallis and Futuna 10 am WFT (UTC +12)
Virtual (by invitation only)
7 September 2020 23:59 - 8 September 2020 02:00