Workshop Agenda

Workshop Report (pending finalisation)

Key Recommendations:


Objectives of the Workshop
Dr Berhe Debalkew (IGAD BMP Programme Manager)

Concept for the Development of the IGAD Regional Biodiversity Database and Reference Information System: 
Dr Serge Darroze (IGAD BMP Technical Advisory Team Leader)

An Overview of Knowledge Management in IGAD - IDDRSI: 
Jemal Mensur (IGAD IDDRSI Database Expert) 

Presentation of IGAD GeoPortal on GeoNode:  
Bedru Muzein (GIZ Geospatial Expert)

Cross border mapping interventions on livestock movements within the IGAD region  
Eva Nyaga (GIS/Remote Sensing Expert ICPALD)

Cross-Border Conflicts & Biodiversity Nexus
Andrew Malinga of CEWARN-IGAD GIS Unit presented

MESA Tools for Protected Areas and forest monitoring:
Eugene Kayijamahe (ICPAC / MESA Project)

Sustainability and emerging issues - Cybersecurity
Abdullahi Busuri, Program Manager, Information and Documentation, IGAD

Ethiopia: Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM) and Geodatabase :
Anteneh Legesse, Senior Network Administrator, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute

Uganda: National Clearing House Mechanism:
Junior Musinguzi, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda

Kenya: DRSRS Functions and Operations in Respect Biodiversity Mapping:
Dr Patrick Wargute, Director, Directorate of Remote Sensing and Resource Surveys, Kenya

Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Project (BIOPAMA): Christine Mentzel, Coordinator ESA region

Long term solutions for biodiversity & protected areas management in ACP:
Steve Peedell, Senior Scientific Officer, Coordinator for BIOPAMA, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Protected Areas Data:
Brian MacSharry,  Senior Programme Officer, Protected Areas Information Coordinator, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

GIZ’s support to Knowledge Management for IDDRSI
Chucri Sayegh, Adviser, GIZ

Mobilising marine biodiversity data in the Horn of Africa
Melita Samoilys, Kennedy Osuka, James Mbugua, and David Obura. Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO)

FAO-DDNS and Global Land Cover Network(GLCN) - overview on, standards, tools and products:
Antonio Di Gregorio, DDNS Division, FAO Rome)

Presentation of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
Patrick Kabatha & Lawrence Okello, RCMRD

Presentation of the National Museums of Kenya (NMK):
Lawrence Monda, Head of ICT, NMK

Spatial data management and distribution ICRAF's GeoScience Lab
Muhammad Ahmad, GeoPortal Developer, ICRAF GeoScience Lab

BMP efforts to develop up to date biodiversity data layers that can be integrated into the National / Regional Databases: James Acworth, Technical Adviser, IGAD Biodiversity Management Programme

Upgrading the data infrastructure for the IGAD region focusing on botanical data
Denis Filer, Technical Adviser (Database Development), IGAD Biodiversity Management Programme