Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the Forum will be online. While this imposes topical and logistical restrictions, this is also an opportunity for amplifying the reach and connecting with a larger and more diverse audience. The programme has been designed to maximise live attendance, splitting the agenda into morning and afternoon panels.
All sessions will be recorded and available in the UNSD YouTube channel so that public in every time zone is able to watch at their leisure.
Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Director, United Nations Statistics Division
Mr. Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director, Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland
The Forum will be inaugurated with a keynote speech by Mr. Tomas Gunnarsson, gender photographer and journalist.
The panel will address the role of gender data and statistics as a key contributor to effective policy that leaves no one behind and will discuss challenges, lessons learned and new partnerships that have emerged in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
Ms. Sylvie Durrer, Director, Federal Office for Gender Equality, Switzerland
Ms. Hyeshin Park, Economist, Gender Programme Co-ordinator, OECD
Applications of the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) policy simulator
Ms. Aishath Shahuda, Deputy Chief Statistician, National Statistical Office, Republic of Maldives
Improving evidence on gender equality through the Women Count Programme-a country story
Ms. Lina Salanauskaite, Researcher, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
New Challenges for Regional Entity in times of crisis
Mr. Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder, The Govlab
Times of crisis and collaboration with the private Sector to produce relevant gender data
Mr. Papa Seck, Chief Statistician, UNWomen
Mobilising resources to fill new and old gender data gaps
The panel will engage global experts from the UN Expert Group on Modernizing Time Use Surveys who will share the latest methodological and operational developments and country-specific solutions to produce time-use data, including on unpaid work, using a basket of light solutions.
Ms. Patricia Houle, Statistics Canada, Chair of the UN Expert Group on Innovative and Effective Ways to Collect Time-Use Statistics
Ms. Lubov Zeifman Statistician, UNSD
Ms. Elisa Benes, Senior Statistician, ILO
Light solutions to collect data on time use and unpaid work, including in times of crisis
Ms. Lisa Scanlon, Director, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Quality in the context of time-use surveys
Mr. Gueorguie Vassilev, Senior Research Officer, Office for National Statistics, UK
Mr. Juan Daniel Oviedo, Chief Statistician, National Statistical Office DANE, Colombia
Time-use data collections solutions in Latin America: the experience of Colombia
This panel will discuss gender data management during crisis by showcasing country approaches in the Africa region. The innovative and pragmatic solutions, promoted by a Data2x initiative, will reveal new ways of collecting and disseminating data for NSOs and serve as exemplars that other countries from any region can learn from.
Ms. Shaida Badiee, Managing Director, Open Data Watch
Ms. Meriem Ait Ouyahia, Gender Data Network Coordinator, PARIS21
Ms. Babalwa Nyangintsimbi, Deputy Director responsible for Gender, Statistics South Africa
Ms. Gloria Ama Akoto-Bamfo, Principal Statistician, Ghana Statistical Service
Managing Gender Data During Crisis
Ms. Caroline Gatwiri Mutwiri, Gender Statistics Officer, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
Mr. Tinashe Mwadiwa, Education and Gender Statistics Manager, National Statistical Office Zimbabwe
Rapid Gender Assessment on the impact of COVID -19
Predrag Vasić, music director
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This panel will map intersecting inequalities from a gender lens and discuss how filling gender data gaps with intersectional thinking will be key to accelerate the delivery on the Decade of Action and the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and its differentiated impacts
Ms. Francesca Grum, Chief Social and Gender Statistics Section, UNSD
Ms. Maria Isabel Cobos Hernandez Statistician, UNSD
Gender and the interplay with other factors-indicators and data
Mr. Oussama Marseli, Director of Statistics - Statistical Directorate, Morocco High Commission for Planning
Gender and migration statistics
Ms. Alison Bryant, SVP AARP
Producing statistics on older persons from a gender lens, the experience of AARP
Ms. Antonietta Mira, Professor of Statistics and Director, Data Science Lab, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano
Collecting sex-and-gender data by default: statistical motivations
Ms. Eva Biaudet, Member of Parliament, President of National Council of Women in Finland
This panel discussion will address the use of multiple data sources to obtain a comprehensive picture of violence against women and will reflect on lessons learned from evidence (or lack of) on violence during COVID-19 with a view to strengthening VAW information systems.
Ms. Angela Me, Chief Research and Trend Analysis Branch, UNODC
Ms. Claudia Moreno, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
Ms. Ola Awad, Chief Statistician, State of Palestine
Measuring gender-based violence in the State of Palestine
Ms. Catherine (Katie) Kaukinen, University of Central Florida, United States of America
The COVID-19 pandemic: Data issues and implications for Intimate Partner Violence Victims
Ms. Marjut Pietiläinen, Statistics Finland
Monitoring gender-based violence using multiple data sources, including during the COVID-19 pandemic
This panel will facilitate a conversation reviewing advancements in the landscape of gender statistics, including in emerging areas. Forward-thinking approaches addressing gender data innovation, integration and communication will highlight the increasingly central role of gender statistics across statistical systems.
Ms. Iliana Vaca Trigo, Statistician, ECLAC
Ms. Linda Laura Sabbadini, Director, Italian Statistical Institute-ISTAT and President of Women 20 (W20)
Mr. Andres Vikat, Chief, Social and Demographic Statistics Section, UNECE
Advancing the measurement of emerging issues
Mr. Ingmar Weber, Research Director for Social Computing at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)
Innovation and technology for gender Equality (Big data on gender digital divide for girls)
Ms. Paloma Merodio Gomez, Vice President, Subsystem of Geographical Information, Environment, Territorial and Urban Planning, Mexico INEGI
Data innovations and integrations for better evidence on gender equality
Ms. Carmelle Terborgh, Lead Account Manager, ESRI
Ms. Francesca Grum, Chief, Social and gender Statistics Section, United Nations Statistics Division
Ms. Katja Branger, Scientific Officer, Demography and Migration Section, Swiss Federal Statistical Office-FSO