|Capacity building in EAFRINET
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
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
New technologies include computer aided identification
and diagnosis mechanisms, novel electronic information products.
The use of modern technology such as DNA finger