Innovative Practices and Policies for Promoting Biodiversity Informatics in Sub-Saharan Africa

"A Major challenge for the emerging field of biodiversity information is to develop infrastructure that allows the effective coordination of available data and information and knowledge on Earth's biological diversity to address issues relating to the natural environmental system upon which life depends. Biodiversity data, information and knowledge are critical to society for informed decision-making and formulation of policies that facilitate sustainable management of natural ecosystem, sustenance of human health, maintenance of economic stability and improvement of human life quality."