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.