The Biodiversity Information Management and ICT Division was established in 2003 to coordinate documentation and dissemination of biodiversity information.
 

The primary functions of the divisions are to :

  •  Serve as the national clearing house for biodiversity information.
  •  Coordinate, collate and disseminate biodiversity information through the national biodiversity portal to enable development of effective conservation and sustainable use plans.
  • Coordinate implementation and status reporting of obligations under regional and international conventions/treaties/protocols.
  • Serve as the national reference centre for biodiversity related publications.
  • Coordnate and facilitate development of databases, publications and information products, including provision of ICT services of the centre.
  • Promote linkages with regional and international biodiversity information centres for effective information management.

 
Mandates:

  1. Serve as the national clearing house for biodiversity information and as a national node for global and regional biodiversity information sharing mechanisms.
  2. Coordinate, collate and disseminate biodiversity information through the national biodiversity portal to enable development of effective biodiversity conservation and sustainable use plans of biological resources.
  3. Coordinate implementation and status reporting of obligations under regional and international conventions/treaties/protocols.
  4. Coordinate the formulation of cross-cutting national action plans and status reports, including Centre’s developmental plans and progress reports.
  5. Coordinate formulation and implementation of policies and legal framework related to biodiversity.
  6. Coordinate/lead programs promoting awareness and participation in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use
  7. Coordinate and facilitate development of databases, publications and information products, including exploration of relevant ICT technology for adoption in biodiversity data management and provision of ICT services of the centre.
  8. Coordinate inventory and documentation of biodiversity with data/information gaps.
  9. Serve as the national reference centre for biodiversity related publications.
  10. Promote linkages with regional and international biodiversity information centres for effective information management.
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