Pacific island countries continue to pursue ways to improve and protect their environment and biodiversity services for sustainable livelihoods. Developing environmental protection documents is key to the sustainable use of natural resources.
Access to data for key environmental protection documents is critical and an open data format will facilitate the sharing of data for the production of national environment documents and reporting to environment conventions.
The objective of this regional meeting is to build the capacity of the 14 project target countries, with an aim to build an open data community amongst the users of the national data portals and inform outputs. This is intended to improve south-south collaboration, enhance the opportunity for sustainability and increase the feeling of ownership and belonging amongst the project countries.
This will be delivered by real world application of Inform developed processes and tools, focused on a common area to all countries; protected areas.