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News Grants to participate in the Biodiversity_Next conference for African nationals

Organizers of the Biodiversity_Next conference organized in Leiden, from 20 to 25 October 2019, offer grants for biodiversity scientists, infrastructure operators, data managers and policy makers from African countries. Apply before 24 July!

 

Concerned URL https://biodiversitynext.org/call-for-applications/
Source JRS biodiversity Foundation
Release date 10/07/2019
Contributor mlsusini
Geographical coverage Africa
Keywords grant, conference, data, policy makers

Benefit of the grant and attend the first Biodiversity_Next Conference on bio- and geodiversity data (20 – 21 October Pre-Conference, 22 – 25 October Main Conference) in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Contribute to build together a global infrastructure for biodiversity data and to develop a roadmap for a biodiversity data strategy for Africa.

The organizers of the conference have the pleasure to announce the Conference Participation Grant for biodiversity scientists, infrastructure operators, data managers and policy makers from African countries who can normally not attend the conference due to financial or other reasons. The grant covers the cost of travel to and from Leiden, the registration fee and hotel accommodation. Additional expenses need to be covered by the applicant.

Biodiversity_Next pays special attention to capacity-building, exposure and extending the network of organisations which collect, manage and disseminate biodiversity data and information in Africa.

The Tracks Science-Standards-Infrastructures cover the overall spectrum of needs of the global community working in biodiversity informatics (or IT information technology). The track Policy & International Coordination connects policymakers, NGO’s and corporations which make and influence decisions that are crucial to preserving biodiversity in Africa.

Biodiversity_Next offers an African Roadmap throughout the conference including:

  1. Interest Group GS40 African Interest Group-Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
  2. Symposium SS73 Biodiversity Informatics: Perspectives of the Global South
  3. Symposium SS48 Strengthening the biodiversity informatics: community of practice through capacity enhancement
  4. Working lunch African Interest Group –to develop a roadmap for a Biodiversity data strategy for Africa

The African Roadmap and travel grant are supported by JRS Biodiversity Foundation grant.

See website for more information.