News Surveys on biodiversity data needs and resources in Africa

Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) is a new multi-year programme funded by the European Union and led by GBIF. BID aims to increase the availability and use of biodiversity information in the ‘ACP’ nations of sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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Source GBIF
Release date 02/05/2015
Contributor Administrateur Sites Cameroun
Geographical coverage Africa,
Keywords biodiversity, surveys, data,

GBIF is currently seeking input from two stakeholder groups critical to the long-term success of its BID programme—data holders and decision makers.
Data holders need resources and incentives to distribute the many types of information that they steward. The first survey—available in English, French and Portuguese—seeks opinions from data holders in ACP countries in Africa about the financial or technical challenges they face in sharing data for use in research and policy.
Decision makers depend on high-quality biodiversity information to support planning and policy and to encourage world-class research. The second survey—also available in English, French and Portuguese—seeks opinions from decision makers in ACP countries in Africa about how well their information needs are currently served.
The seven-question survey will take around 20 minutes to answer. We encourage you to share the surveys with your contacts and networks to gain a deeper, practical understanding of how the programme can best support African users and holders of biodiversity data.
Donald Hobern
Director, GBIF Secretariat

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