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GBIF Programmes and Awards


CESP: Capacity Enhancement Support Programme

This programme aims to address specific capacity needs identified by GBIF Participants, facilitating collaboration at regional and global levels by providing co-funding for projects focused on mentoring activities, regional training workshops and documentation.

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BID: Biodiversity Information for Development

BID is a multi-year programme funded by the European Union and led by GBIF that aims to enhance capacity to mobilize and use biodiversity data effectively in research and policy in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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BIFA: Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia

BIFA addresses the needs of regional researchers and policymakers mobilizing and using biodiversity data with support from the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan.

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GBIF’s award programmes seek to recognize excellence and innovation in the application of biodiversity data to critical scientific and social issues. The GBIF Secretariat currently administers three yearly awards. Read more about the calls, eligibility, deadlines etc. on respective award page: