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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of the Government of Japan, is organizing the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics under the Global Gender Statistics Programme and the guidance of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS).

This event will bring together producers and users of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society and the donor community. The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss ways to improve data and evidence for gender policies, in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In particular, the Forum will: (a) review methodological developments for better gender statistics in many areas, including the nexus between gender and environment; measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective; monitoring international migration; and producing data on gender identity; (b) take stock of national practices and strategies for measuring and monitoring gender concerns, in line with the global SDG indicator framework; (c) discuss how Statistical Offices can communicate more effectively to ensure policy makers, the media and the general public identify, understand, and make full use of available data; and (d) learn about the latest research/assessment of progress towards gender equality, and about the availability of disaggregated gender data, to ensure no one is left behind.

Main documents

Agenda

November, 14 June 2018

 08:30 – 09:00
Registration
 09:00 – 09:30
Opening remarks

  • Tbd, Government of Japan , Japan

  • Mr. Stefan Schweinfest (tbc), Director, United Nations Statistics Division
 09:30 – 10:00
Photo session and short break
 10:00 – 10:30
Key note speaker

  • Ms. Yumiko Tanaka, Representative of Japan to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Professor, Josai International University; JICA Senior Gender Advisor, Japan
 10:30 – 12:30
High level panel

Better use of data to achieve gender equality – how to communicate gender data effectively and close the user-producer information gap


  • Linking data to policies – the experience of Italy
    Sara Demofonti, ISTAT, Italy

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Making data open, interoperable, and credible
    The World Bank (tbc)

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender policy-data integration: the experience of the Philippines
    The Philippines

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Speaker 4, tbd

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
 14:00 – 15:30
Session 1: Women’s economic empowerment - Measuring gender equality at work

  • Experiences in producing data according to 19th ICLS and on communication strategies adopted to explain the impact of methodological changes on labour indicators
    tbc, NSO, Moldova

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Ms. Barbara Cobo, NSO, Brazil

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Experience from policy makers/data users on the impact of changes in labour indicators on policy formulation and monitoring
    Ms. Nga Nguyen Thi Viet, NSO, Vietnam

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender and the updated International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-18)
    Mr. Kieran Walsh, Senior Statistician, ILO

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 15:30 – 16:00
Break
 16:00 – 17:30
Session 2: Women’s economic empowerment - Measuring gender equality in asset ownership and entrepreneurship

  • Producing statistics on asset ownership from a gender perspective in Georgia
    Mr. Tengiz Tsekvava, NSO, Georgia

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Producing statistics on asset ownership from a gender perspective in South Africa
    NSO, South Africa

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • From proxy to self-reported data and other innovations: what we learnt from the EDGE Phase I project (EDGE)
    UNSD

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Women’s ownership of agricultural land
    FAO

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Monitoring entrepreneurship through social media: a partnership between Facebook and OECD
    Ms. Emilia Rossi, OECD

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 18:30 – (Registration opens at 18:00)
Reception hosted by Director-General, Statistics Bureau of Japan

Thursday, 15 November 2018

 09:00 – 10:30
Session 3: Women’s double work burden - Measuring gender equality in unpaid work and use of time

  • The experience of Japan in measuring and monitoring time use, including on unpaid work-how the survey has evolved over time
    Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Modernizing time use surveys: a “light” content combined with new technologies for data collection
    UNSD

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Collecting time use data: future directions - the experience of Canada
    Statistics Canada

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Ongoing research on optimizing ways to collect time use data
    IATUR

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 10:30 – 11:00
Break
 11:00 – 12:30
Session 4: Gender, climate change and the environment

  • Gender and environment statistics
    NSO,

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Using geospatial and statistical information to understand the nexus between gender and the environment
    INEGI, Mexico

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • How gender statistics could be effective for disaster risk reduction?
    Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Producing disaster statistics from a gender perspective
    UNESCAP

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
 14:00 – 16:00
Session 5: Gender equality and human rights

  • Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI): the experience of New Zealand
    NSO, New Zealand (tbc)

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI): the experience of USA
    Ms. Amy Smith, NSO, USA

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Data on SOGI in Canada: a review of existing studies and statistical needs
    Ms. Tamara Hudon, Status of Women (tbc), Canada

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Monitoring Violence Against Women in line with the SDG global indicators framework
    WHO

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Survey on Violence between Men and Women
    Mr. Yasuhisa Yamaguchi, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 16:00 – 16:30
Break
 16:30 – 17:30
Session 6: International migration and gender

  • Improving migration statistics – including from a gender perspective
    UNSD

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender and migration: the case of Jordan
    Ms. Manal Sweidan, Head of Gender Statistics Division, NSO, Jordan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender and migration: the case of Morocco
    Bouchra Bouziani HCP, NSO, Morocco

    Abstract Paper Presentation

Friday, 16 Nov 2018

 09:00 – 11:00
Session 7: Non-traditional data sources and innovative methods to gather better evidence and « leave no one behind »

  • A federated system of SDGs data hubs and the use of geospatial data to monitor gender equality
    ESRI

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Speaker 2, tbc

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Use of credit cards/Mobile phones data for gender analysis
    Ms. Emily Courey Pryor, Data2X

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Speaker 4, tbc

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Producing Gender Statistics at Local Level: The Case of Mito-City
    Mito-City government, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 11:00 – 11:30
Break
 11:30 – 12:30
In Focus: Gender Statistics in Japan

  • National Transfer Accounts (NTA) and National Time Transfer Accounts (NTTA): Measuring gender differences in inter-generational transfers
    Dr. Setsuya Fukuda, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Current Situation Related to Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace
    Employment Environment and Equal Employment Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender Statistics as an Educational and Empowerment Tool
    Ms. Miho Watanabe, National Women's Education Center, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender Statistics and Analysis in Japanese Agriculture
    Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
 14:00 – 15:30
Session 8: Recent initiatives on gender statistics - filling the gender data gaps

  • Making Every Women and Girl Count
    UNWomen

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Regional Commissions
    ECA

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • ECE

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • ECLAC

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • ESCWA

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • ESCAP

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Strengthening national statistical capacities to provide the necessary sustainable development data
    Mr. Ashish Kumar, Director, SIAP

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Report of the IAEG-GS (Chair)

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 15:30 – 16:00
Conclusions and Closing remarks

  • Ms. Francesca Grum, UNSD

  • tbd, Government of Japan, Japan

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