Harnessing Citizen Science to Tackle Mosquito-Borne Diseases: Towards a locally based, yet Global Platform
Organizers: European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) in collaboration with the Wilson Center and with support by the United Nations Environment Programme.
When: 3-4 April 2017
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
The workshop aims at demonstrating the potential of leveraging observations from the public to address pertinent public health issues such as mosquito-borne illness (Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika and Malaria). This initiative will prioritize strategies for tracking these mosquito vectors species globally, ideally using real time approaches that could be easily scaled, involve the public, have a central data repository for dissemination like the United Nations Environment Program data portal and leverage existing digital infrastructure from various citizen science monitoring programs.