Mobilization and strengthening of biodiversity data supporting sustainable development in Côte d'Ivoire

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Usteria guineensis observed in Côte d’Ivoire by Carel Jongkind (CC BY-NC 4.0)

The main objective of the National Flora Center (CNF) is to carry out all botanical studies in Côte d'Ivoire. Faced with the many challenges of remobilization of actors and data, the CNF received a BID grant in 2016 as part of a consortium to mobilize, digitalize and publish several datasets to the GBIF.org portal.

Based on the results obtained and surveys conducted during the previous project, the CNF proposes to increase the biodiversity data available for Côte d'Ivoire. Thus, Ivorian universities and institutions such as the UFR of Biological Sciences of the Universities Félix Houphouët-Boigny and Pelefero Gon Coulibaly, the Ministry of Environment through its Biodiversity and IPBES focal points will contribute to the data to be mobilized. In addition to plants, the data will also cover other groups of organisms that are very poorly represented in GBIF such as animals and microorganisms.

Thus, this project will contribute to the national mobilization of biodiversity data for research and decision-making in support of sustainable development, and then use and extend best practices for the mobilization and digitization of other biodiversity data. Finally, the project will develop sustainable national, regional or thematic networks to support data sharing and reuse.

Project progress

To carry out this project, several workshops were organised. These workshops were held both online (Virtual Data Mobilisation Workshop; Data Processing) and face-to-face for training in data collection and mobilisation.

A dataset of 973 occurrences has been published on the GBIF website. Data collection is ongoing to increase the number of occurrences already mobilised. The follow-up of all these activities was done through regular meetings and activity reports for each activity carried out.

For the 7 proposed deliverables, 12,470 occurrence data have been collected and these data are being cleaned for publication in the second half of the year.

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Type of grant
National biodiversity data mobilization grant
Duration
1 April 2021 - 31 March 2023
Project identifier
BID-AF2020-128-NAC
Funded by
Partners
  • University Pelefero Gon Coulibaly
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Centre National de Floristique/Université Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY
  • GBIF France
Contact details

Koua Serge Beranger N'GORAN
Centre National de Floristique
22 BP 582 Abidjan 22
Avenue des universités
Abidjan
Côte d'Ivoire

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