BID Caribbean regional meeting and nodes training

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25 - 28 June 2019
BID Caribbean workshop attendees

This regional meeting concludes the first phase of the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme in the region and aims to identify regional priorities and actions to sustain the mobilization of biodiversity data for science and policy.

The University of the West Indies hosted the event at the Department of Life Sciences in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

Regional priorities


BID impacts in the region

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

26 June 2019: Planning for the Future

  • Understanding the regional biodiversity informatics landscape: developing a regional perspective of existing initiatives
  • Understanding the demand for biodiversity data at a regional level: where do regional priorities lie?
  • Planning for the future

27 June 2019: Excursion and Bioblitz

  • Networking opportunity between project teams and regional partners
  • Data mobilization through citizen science

28 June 2019: Training in Node management - Setting up a national or regional biodiversity information facility

  • The GBIF network and community structure
  • Making the case for Participation in GBIF
  • Roles and functions of GBIF Participant nodes
  • Governance models
  • Strategic, implementation and communication plans for nodes
Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies
St. Augustine
Country or area
Trinidad and Tobago
25 - 28 June 2019