Training Workshop on Strengthening Environment Statistics in The Gambia
  • Kololi, The Gambia
  • 6-8 August 2019

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) organized a National Technical Training Workshop on Environment Statistics. The Workshop was held in Kololi, The Gambia from 6th to 8th August 2019. It was conducted under the Programme on Statistics and Data of the 10th Tranche of the United Nations Development Account (DA 10th Tranche). The environmental pillar of the DA 10th Tranche, of which The Gambia is one of the pilot countries, addresses the need for environmental data and statistics for making evidence-based decisions and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim of the workshop was to enhance the technical capacities of key partners to take part in the development of the National Statistics System with a strong environmental component to ensure timely reporting for the relevant SDGs and Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The workshop was attended by 30 participants and included introductory sessions on the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES), SDGs and climate change statistics as well in-depth training sessions on selected priority topics, including land, water, waste, climate change, forests and biodiversity statistics. As a result of the discussions and the training sessions, several recommendations, commitments and conclusions were drawn which will lead to the gradual establishment of an interinstitutional partnership on environment statistics with firm commitment to collaborate for specific outputs: including first and second national compendiums on environment statistics as well as further capacity building initiatives and projects.

Meeting documents

Papers and Presentations for the Meeting

Session 1: Introduction to environment statistics

Session 2: Environment statistics in The Gambia

Technical training 1: priority topics on Environmental Conditions (FDES Component 1)

Session 3: Sustainable Development Goals and environment statistics

Technical training 2: Priority topics on Environmental Resources (FDES Component 2) and Residuals (FDES Component 3)

Session 4: Climate change and disasters statistics

Technical training 3: on climate change indicators (cross-cutting FDES theme, SDG 13)