Taxonomic databases Working Group (TDWG) September 28th to October 1st, 2015 Annual Conference


Dr. Edwardina Ndhine (PhD),National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) gives a talk during the Taxonomic databases Working Group (TDWG) Annual Conference hosted at Windsor Hotel, Nairobi informing Biosciences Policy and Institutional Framework.

The 2015 Biodiversity Information TDWG Annual Conference organized in partnership with African Conservation Centre, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya Wild Life Service, Department of Remote Sensing and Resource Surveys, University of Nairobi, Ministry of Environment and National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) was held from 28 September to 1 October 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the conference was Applications, Standards and Capacity Building for Sustaining Global Biodiversity. Subprograms included: Digitization, Semantic Technologies, Phyloinformatics, Outreach and Collaboration, e-Publications, Trait Data, and Conservation informatics.
The Working Group made up of biologists, taxonomists, librarians, zoologists, entomologists, ecologists, geneticists, information technologists convened to find more effective and efficient ways of developing standards was held for the first time in Africa! TDWG growing focus on the development, adaption or adoption of standards that enable Biological Diversity Data to be shared provides policy direction to Biodiversity Informatics Facility and Bioinformatics Unit support services under the Bioscience Policy and Bill framework for sustainable exploitation, use, conservation and management of biological resources towards creating opportunities for global competitiveness and prosperity of a middle-income, newly industrialized country. 

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