GBIF Malawi advocacy action

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Mbuna cichlids, Lake Malawi. Photo by Haplochromis via wikimedia commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

Mbuna cichlids, Lake Malawi. Photo by Haplochromis via wikimedia commons. CC BY-SA 3.0

Recognizing the importance of data management for informed policy decisions and biodiversity management, Malawi’s National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) has signed the GBIF MOU. In joining GBIF, Malawi plans to develop capacity at national level to manage biodiversity data to effectively enhance management, conservation and utilization of the country’s biological diversity. Through this project, Malawi will conduct a desk and online survey to identify training and infrastructure needs at organizational and individual level on data management for biodiversity management. The project will also organize stakeholder meetings to introduce Malawi’s participation in GBIF and to achieve sufficient commitment from different stakeholders to allow the successful implementation of GBIF activities at national level.

Funding
€ 10,000
Co funding
€ 7,000
Duration
1 May 2015 - 1 Jun 2016
Programme
CESP
Funded by
Partners
  • Environmental Affairs Department, Malawi
  • National Herbarium and Botanical Gardens of Malawi
Project lead
GBIF Malawi

€ 10,000 funded by