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Global Biodiversity Information Facility and Uganda Biodiversity Information Facility/Innocent Akampurira

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Presented during the Uganda National Dialogue on an Open Science Policy for Uganda, 25-26 April 2018.

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Global Biodiversity Information Facility and Uganda Biodiversity Information Facility/Innocent Akampurira

  1. 1. BY INNOCENT AKAMPURIRA, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology UgaBIF NODE MANAGER 25 – 26th April 2018 1
  2. 2. OUTLINE  Brief about UNCST  Brief about GBIF  What is GBIF  Data from Uganda  Data use case in the GBIF Network towards CBD  Benefits of National Participation in the GBIF Network 2
  3. 3. ABOUT UNCST  UNCST is a semi-autonomous government agency established in 1990 by an Act of Parliament (CAP 209). It is mandated to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of policies and strategies for integrating Science and Technology (S&T) into the national development process.  Its mission is to provide effective and innovative leadership in the development, promotion and application of science and technology and its integration in sustainable national development. 3
  4. 4. ABOUT GBIF  GBIF is an intergovernmental initiative, and its membership consists of countries, economies and international organizations collaborating to advance free and open access to biodiversity data.  Each national Participant has a designated ‘node’ responsible for coordinating GBIF-related in-country activities, and since 2008, the GBIF network has cultivated collaboration by creating and strengthening the community’s regional networks. 4
  5. 5. GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY  ORIGIN 5
  6. 6. GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY 6
  7. 7. UGANDA BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY PORTAL  is a data sharing mechanism that facilitates: • Policy Formulation • Conservation Planning • Science Education • Research and • Product Development 7
  8. 8. The UGaBIF Portal is a result of the GBIF mentoring project between UgaBIF and ETI BioInformatics 8
  9. 9. Quick search entry points
  10. 10. Learning about Ugandan biodiversity: Quick access to selected species
  11. 11. The species section presents ‘rich’ information on species that serves many user groups …
  12. 12. Using the UgaBIF portal is easy: Try for instance the general search text box…
  13. 13. You can use the bounding box or the polygon tool to look for data and information within an area of your particular interest Search by location in UgaBIF portal 14
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  15. 15. Thank you 16

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