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Biodiversity mapping and assessment in the Chindwin Basin

SEI organized a biodiversity assessment training workshop on 15-16 August 2018. The participants included government organizations, academics and civil society. The aim of the workshop was to build the capacity of participants using tools such as QGIS and InVEST for biodiversity assessment in the Chindwin River Basin. In the first day of the workshop, participants were given hands-on experience in identifying the "Key Biodiversity Areas" using QGIS under different development threats. The second day of the training was spent in calculating the ecosystem services in the Chindwin River Basin using the InVEST model.