العربية  |  English  |  Español  |  Français  |  Русский  |  中文

Global Taxonomy Initiative

Call for Proposal on the Global Taxonomy Initiative Training Course to be Organized in Developing Countries in 2018

DEAD LINE: 30 November 2017

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is seeking expression of intent from relevant institutions/organizations for organizing Global Taxonomy Initiative Training Course in line with decisions XI/29 and XIII/31

A total of eight training courses can be supported with a maximum grant of 20,000 US dollar per event with generous financial support from the Government of Japan through the Japan Biodiversity Fund.

Eligible applicants: -The lead applicant or senior team member(s) must have participated in the GTI training course on rapid species identification in 2015-2016 or an equivalent specialized training course in DNA Barcoding; -The lead applicant or senior team member(s)`should represent relevant networks such as national Barcode of Life networks or national iBOL nodes from developing countries

Application Procedure and Selection Criteria: download

Application Form : download

The proposal should be submitted through the National Focal Point for the CBD using the application form with a letter of endorsement signed by the primary National Focal Point for the CBD and relevant documents described in "Application Procedure and Selection Criteria" in one package.

Deadline for submission is 30 November 2017


Confronting the taxonomic impediment to biodiversity conservation

Effective conservation and management of biodiversity depends in large part on our understanding of taxonomy. Unfortunately, inadequate taxonomic information and infrastructure, coupled with declining taxonomic expertise, hinders our ability to make informed decisions about conservation, sustainable use and sharing of the benefits derived from genetic resources. Governments, through the Convention on Biological Diversity, have acknowledged the existence of a "taxonomic impediment" to the sound management of biodiversity, and have developed the Global Taxonomic Initiative to remove or reduce the impediment. More »

Rate this page - 2 people have rated this page 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme