[BID-Community] GBIF BID Pacific 2020 call for proposals

Kyle Copas kcopas at gbif.org
Tue Sep 8 12:30:06 UTC 2020

Dear BID colleagues,

GBIF is pleased to announce its call for submission of concept notes for project funding from the Caribbean<https://www.gbif.org/news/3YkDNillI2nFT6RLrBJ6j1/> through Biodiversity Information for Development<https://www.gbif.org/programme/82243/> (BID), a programme funded by the Directorate-General for International Partnerships<https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/> of the European Union<https://europa.eu/>. (Note that the call is also available in French<https://www.gbif.org/fr/news/3YkDNillI2nFT6RLrBJ6j1/>, Portuguese<https://www.gbif.org/pt/news/3YkDNillI2nFT6RLrBJ6j1/> and Spanish<https://www.gbif.org/es/news/3YkDNillI2nFT6RLrBJ6j1/>.)

The BID programme aims to enhance capacity for effective mobilization and use of biodiversity data in support of decision- and policymaking for sustainable development. The total funding assigned to this call is approximately €350,000.

Institutions based in eligible countries<https://www.gbif.org/article/y4yos8JwOVccTRuS1kYRD/bid-2020-eligible-countries-and-territories#pacific> in the Pacific can prepare concept notes for four grant types and submit them by 26 November 2020 through the GBIF Grants Portal<https://gbif.fluxx.io/>. Following evaluation of the concept notes, GBIF will invite applicants successful in this round to submit a full proposal.

The BID programme to date
This call aims to build on the impact of BID’s first phase<https://assets.ctfassets.net/uo17ejk9rkwj/7ezmj33g285s8mRb1HTpE/36359b4b635e64f28a6ce3ff2b50fd89/191127-BID-Impact-Summary.pdf>, in which 63 BID-funded projects<https://www.gbif.org/programme/82243/bid-biodiversity-information-for-development#projects> mobilized 535 biodiversity datasets containing more than 1.3 million records relevant to the regions’ priority policy needs<https://downloads.ctfassets.net/uo17ejk9rkwj/4gmZ9Hz9egtxJIuXKlW7SW/003fef24c10c69b730b8c92c4e22f326/191125-BID-Best-Practices.pdf>. The programme's rigorous training and e-learning curricula<https://www.gbif.org/article/2IE7tH4dlcik1BnmniIPAc/> have also helped improve biodiversity data skills and establish regional communities of practice for hundreds of professionals across sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific.

The call provides full details on the application timeline and process, general recommendations and eligibility. Please direct your questions to BID at gbif.org<mailto:BID at gbif.org>.

Best regards,
Kyle Copas
Communications Manager
ORCID: 0000-0002-6590-599X<https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6590-599X>

GBIF Secretariat
Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
+45 35 32 14 75 | mobile +45 28 75 14 75 | Skype kylecopas

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