Building on the previous BID project, ‘Strengthening the network of biodiversity data stakeholders in Togo’ and the formation of a committee for monitoring the activities of the node, this new project aims to increase the online presence of GBIF Togo. Designing a dedicated, dynamic online site, devoted to biodiversity and news from Togo, will form the base of this project.
A joint outreach session and technical training for national data users will support new publishers with a focus on Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) tools and encourage more data papers using the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT). This collaboration will enable GBIF France to share its experiences and provide guidance on data publishing and IT topics with GBIF Togo.
Furthermore, this project will enable GBIF Togo to join the ALA community and to benefit from advice, technical workshops and experience coming out from this international network.
As part of the first phase to provide a dedicated and dynamic online site, the documentation which was prepared and compiled, and defended as part of a Master’s graduation in September 2018, is now ready be deployed. This website will be launched in February 2019 at the joint outreach session, which will be a public conference debate with research professors, students (master’s degree in forestry and doctoral students), and Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources being invited. The technical training workshop for national data users will then take place afterwards.