Capacity building in EAFRINET would involve:
  • Training technicians and scientists, to improve the skills of current staff, especially those for whom taxonomy has become a requirement as a result of change in emphasis in applied biology and Biodiversity.
  • Specimen Collections form vital resources for taxonomy and are essential for identifications. They also contain vast amounts of biological information and need to be established/rehabilitated, developed and conserved. 
  • Information involves the acquisition of principal reference books, journals, CD-ROMs and use of the Internet.
  • Communications concerns the establishment of an electronic communication network between major role-players (E-mail and Internet access), and the creation of databases for both specimens and contact persons.
  • New technologies include computer aided identification and diagnosis mechanisms, novel electronic information products.
  • The use of modern technology such as DNA finger printing.