Aims of the PINDIP project
1) to construct a network for taxonomists and applied ecologists, involved in the field of plant-pollinator interactions in the Afrotropics;
2) to stimulate the sharing of Diptera specimens, by depositing identified reference material in African institutions where they can be accessed by others;
3) to create awareness of the role of, and appreciation of, Diptera in plant-pollinator networks, as the diversity of Afrotropical Diptera is very rich, but only ½ to ⅔ of species are currently described;
4) to increase expertise on dipteran taxonomy and ecology in several Afrotropical institutes, through the presentation of training courses in Diptera identification.