GBIF Colombia has successfully led training in the private sector of the Spanish-speaking community around data publishing and use, through virtual courses, documentation, and mentoring.
Build of those experiences, Costa Rica and Guatemala will, as mentees, benefit to develop their strategies with to engage private companies in their countries, as well as other participants from Latin American and the Caribbean.
The project will feature written and video contents, self-assessments to track progress, short how-to videos about tools and processes (e.g. https://youtu.be/0ACuhqiB1_Q) and hands-on exercises to practice with specific data from the private sector. These materials will be reusable by other GBIF nodes.
The participation of partners from the private sector is crucial to the project’s success. In Colombia, the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI) and GeoPark Colombia will support the activities by identifying the specific needs of their sector.