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Workshop on environment statistics

19-05-2008  – 23-05-2008 Abuja

The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is organizing a Workshop on Environment Statistics at the ECOWAS Commission headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria for about forty-one participants from national statistical offices and environmental ministries/agencies from the ECOWAS member states. The main objectives of the Workshop are to: (a) adopt a list of environmental statistics and indicators for the ECOWAS region for national and regional reporting based on the African regional list of environmental statistics and indicators agreed upon at the UNSD/UNEP/ECA Workshop on Environment Statistics in July 2007; (b) review draft methodologies for the set of indicators agreed upon at the UNSD/UNEP/ECA Workshop on Environment Statistics in July 2007; (c) review the draft ECOWAS regional programme on environment statistics; (d) train participants from national statistical offices and environmental ministries/agencies on basic concepts, methods and best practices in environment statistics; (e) provide a forum for exchange of information on the status of national environment statistics; and (f) enhance the capacity of statisticians in developing countries to develop and improve their capabilities in environment statistics. The Workshop will cover statistics on freshwater resources and their use, marine resources, land use and land degradation, forests, biodiversity, air emissions and air quality; waste; natural disasters and environmental health, based on the UNSD/UNEP Questionnaire on Environment Statistics and other training/methodological material.

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Expert group meeting on energy and environment statistics

07-08-2006  – 09-08-2006 Abuja

TUNSD, in collaboration with ECOWAS, executed a project entitled “Strengthening Statistical Capacity-building in Support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Region of the Economic Community of West African States”, which main objective was to strengthen the national statistical systems in the 15 countries of the ECOWAS region in support of the MDGs as well as in statistical fields such as energy and environment statistics. As part of the follow-up to the project, ECOWAS is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Energy and Environment Statistics in collaboration with UNSD to be held in Abuja in August.

The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss and finalize strategic frameworks for strengthening capacity in the development and institutionalization of energy and environment statistics in the ECOWAS region. Experts from national statistical offices and energy/environment ministries/agencies in the ECOWAS region will participate in the meeting. The strategic frameworks for energy and environment statistics include the objectives, actions and outputs of long-term programmes of energy and environment statistics and demonstrate the transition from a project to established programmes, hence implying sustainability of the UNSD/ECOWAS project. The outputs of the meeting will be presented for approval to the ECOWAS Steering Committee meeting to be held on 28 August 2006.

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Workshop on energy statistics with special focus on oil statistics

15-03-2005  – 17-03-2005 Abuja

UNSD, in collaboration with International Energy Agency (IEA), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Secretariat, is organising a workshop on energy statistics with a special focus on oil statistics. The workshop will be hosted by the ECOWAS Secretariat and will be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 15 to 17 March 2005 within the framework of the project on Strengthening Statistical Capacity-Building in Support of the Millennium Development Goals in the region of (ECOWAS). The objective of the workshop is to build and increase capacities to improve basic energy statistics and indicators and also provide a forum for exchanges of information on the status of the national energy statistics and establish a network of energy statisticians in selected ESOWAS countries.


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