The Rwanda Biodiversity Information System (RBIS)

Developing a freshwater biodiversity information system for sustainable development and climate change adaptation in Rwanda

The FRC are working with the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB), hosted at the University of Rwanda. Together with our technical partner, Kartoza, we are developing a modified version of the FRCs Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (FBIS), tailored to the needs of Rwandan stakeholders. The RBIS will include biodiversity records and collections, a resource site, analytic and mapping capacity, and thematic modules. This system will launch in close partnership with the Government of Rwanda and provide solutions for both scientists and policy makers, with functionality that addresses the need for data accessibility, as well as ready-to-use information. Whilst the initial focus of RBIS is the Mukungwa catchment in northern Rwanda, CoEB intends to extend this system to all of Rwanda to aid in meeting economic transformation and sustainable development goals.


Watch this space



Project Leader
Helen Dallas

EFT Account Details

Account Name:               Freshwater Research Centre NPC 
Bank:                                 Nedbank Limited
Account No:                     102 680 5341    
Branch Code:                   104 309
Swift Code:                       NEDSZAJJ

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