Three projects from GBIF’s international network have received a total of €23,300 in capacity enhancement grants that support the work of partners in five countries while addressing priority areas of interest in training certification, fitness for use and filling data gaps.
The projects receiving support are:
An Iberian collaboration to design and develop an ‘agrotraining’ course on using agro-biodiversity information from GBIF.org and other relevant data sources, led by GBIF Portugal and supported by GBIF Spain
A Francophone mentoring project to train and engage data holders and users in Guinea that will also complete digitization and publication of collections from two herbaria in Guinea
A partnership between SiB Colombia and GBIF Spain to produce new learning and promotional videos and other documentation to bridge a linguistic gap in the GBIF network
To address the GBIF network’s self-identified needs, the capacity enhancement support programme encourages knowledge transfer and collaboration at both regional and global levels. The 2016 grants build on a collective investment of €52,000 that other sources have already committed to these three projects.