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6th SDMX Global Conference - 'SDMX for the Data Revolution'

02-10-2017  – 05-10-2017 Addis Ababa

The 6th SDMX Global Conference will be held from 2 to 5 October 2017 at the ECA Conference Centre (ECACC), Menelik II Ave., in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This year’s conference is hosted jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), with the theme 'SDMX for the Data Revolution'. Topics for this year’s event include:

  • • Global data sharing
    • Data validation
    • Applying SDMX to improve statistical business processes
    • SDMX infrastructure and tools
    • SDMX and global standardisation

  • The agenda of the meeting will be made available around July 31st 2017.

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    Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

    20-04-2016  – 22-04-2016 Addis Ababa

    The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will host the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management at UNECA’s Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 20-22 April 2016.

    This forum will be focused on land administration and management, with particular emphasis on sharing experiences, including benefits and challenges, considering fit for purpose aspects, digital land registers, cadastres, and other land data needs, demonstrating practical examples of land administration success stories. Land information and its management are fundamental to successful land administration and the derived benefits to the economies, and overall sustainable development of nations. Therefore, the overarching theme of the Fourth High Level Forum is ‘Good Land Governance for the 2030 Agenda’.

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    Workshop on the Principles and recommendations for a vital statistics system, Rev. 3

    02-12-2014  – 05-12-2014 Addis Ababa

    Within the framework of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration Systems, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), is organising a Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 3, for English-speaking African countries. The workshop will be hosted by UN-ECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2 to 5 December, 2014.

    The main purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance to countries on the implementation of the new revision of the United Nations recommendations for the collection and compilation of vital statistics at national level through civil registration and other sources such as population censuses, sample surveys, population registers, and health records, at the same time providing full overview of contemporary international statistical standards and requirements. At the same time, it will offer an opportunity to statisticians, on one side, and civil registrars, on the other, to directly interact and exchange experiences and practices using national civil registration and vital statistics systems as a framework.

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    Workshop on strengthening the collection and use of international migration data for development

    18-11-2014  – 21-11-2014 Addis Ababa

    The Population Division and the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, are organizing a regional workshop for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on the collection and use of international migration data for development. The workshop will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 18 to 21 November 2014. The workshop will bring together experts from national statistical offices in charge of producing official statistics on international migration as well as experts from relevant ministries or agencies in charge of compiling and analysing migration data for policy purposes. Experts from international organizations will participate as resource persons.


    Regional seminar on international trade statistics: implementation of recommendations

    12-05-2014  – 16-05-2014 Addis Ababa

    Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics: Implementation of recommendations organized jointly by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) from 12 to 16 May 2014 at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    The objective of the seminar is to strengthen the capacity of the national statistical systems of countries throughout the African continent in statistics of international trade in goods and services. This activity forms a significant part of the broader effort to improve integrated economic statistics through the implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts.

    The seminar will bring together national experts in the compilation of international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS), statistics of international trade in services (SITS), and the goods and services accounts of the balance of payments. The agenda is meant to elicit hands-on discussion and focuses on the status and, especially, the challenges encountered in the implementation of the international recommendations in these fields. A specific item on the agenda is the report of the results of the IMTS quality assessment questionnaire, along with selected issues of concern. Other topics are bridging IMTS and BOP, informal cross border trade, linking trade and the business register, FATS, and data dissemination. The joint activity is an important component in the overall effort to improve evidence-based policy making in Africa.

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    Workshop on CountryData – Sharing best practice in the dissemination of national development indicators

    29-07-2013  – 02-08-2013 Addis Ababa

    This workshop will promote best practice in dissemination of development indicators, including the MDGs through country practice presentations and demonstration of key tools in dissemination, metadata management, exchange (especially through the SDMX standard), communication and promotion of these indicators. This workshop builds on previous workshops conducted in the region and internationally in the area of national development indicators and incorporates the second in a series of four international workshops planned as part of the UNSD-DFID Project on “Improving the collation, availability and dissemination of national development indicators, including MDGs.

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    United Nations regional seminar on census data archiving

    20-09-2011  – 23-09-2011 Addis Ababa

    UNSD, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Census Data Archiving. The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing of national practices and experiences in archiving census data. It will provide a basis for assessing existing national archiving strategies and technologies used, as well as for identifying good practices and lessons learned in census data archiving. The Seminar will review major issues in archiving census data with a view to identifying challenges as well as considerations for formulating and implementing an effective national archiving plan.

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    Seminar on the implementation of the System of national accounts 2008 in the African region

    11-04-2011  – 15-04-2011 Addis Ababa

    DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), African Development Bank, and African Union Commission is organizing this seminar on the implementation of the 2008 SNA. The seminar will be hosted by the African Centre for Statistics at the ECA. The purpose of the seminar is to assist the African Group on National Accounts in implementing the regional implementation programme of the 2008 SNA and supporting economic statistics. The objective is to develop national implementation programmes for the compilation of comparable economic statistics and national accounts for countries in Africa for monitoring the integration of their economies. The regional programme forms part of the global implementation programme for the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics.

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    Seminar on the in-depth analysis of Ethiopia's 2007 population and housing census

    14-03-2011  – 18-03-2011 Addis Ababa

    In many countries, the voluminous data collected through censuses is only partially analysed and disseminated, and often late, resulting in its underutilization. To address this challenge, UNSD in collaboration with the Italian Government has initiated a project to strengthen national capacity to analyse, present and disseminate census data in selected developing countries, Ethiopia being one. Based on a needs assessment mission launched by UNSD, the Central Statistical Authority (CSA) of Ethiopia has identified four areas for in-depth analysis: Fertility, mortality, housing, and the situation of the elderly. The national seminar is preparatory work for the preparation of monographs on the identified topics and in the process build capacity among CSA’s census analyses teams tasked with the preparation of analytical reports through on-the-job knowledge transfer. The final outputs are expected to be useful for effective development planning and monitoring population and socio-economic trends.

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    Workshop on the 2010 World programme on population and housing censuses: census evaluation and post enumeration surveys, for English-speaking African countries

    14-09-2009  – 18-09-2009 Addis Ababa

    UNSD, in collaboration with the UNECA, is organizing a Regional Workshop for English speaking African countries on census evaluation in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

    The purpose of the Workshop is to present an overview of the various methods of evaluating censuses with a focus on the post enumeration survey (PES) methodology. More specifically, the Workshop will cover elements of the PES with regard to: (1) planning and implementation; (2) frames and sample design; (3) methodologies for evaluating content and coverage errors; (4) matching procedures; (5) imputation of missing values; and (6) tabulation and dual system of estimation. The Workshop will also offer the possibility to the participants to present and discuss the experience of their countries on different aspects of census evaluation and the post enumeration survey.

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    • Jean-Michel Durr, Tel.: +1 917 367 9165, E-mail: durr@un.org

    Workshop on international economic and social classifications

    03-11-2008  – 06-11-2008 Addis Ababa

    A United Nations Workshop on International Economic and Social Classifications will be held from 3 to 6 November 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This Workshop is jointly organized by the Statistics Division (UNSD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The Workshop will focus on the recent revision processes of economic and social classifications and will in particular review the current implementation and use of national activity and product classifications and their relationship to the International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC) and the Central Product Classification (CPC); provide an up-to-date account of the final versions of the revised activity and product classifications; provide information on methodological changes related to the application of the classification, such as outlined in the revised introductions; address implementation issues in connection with the revised classifications; and discuss measures to facilitate cooperation in the field of classifications, including coordination of work on regional/sub regional cooperation in classifications.

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    Workshop for anglophone African countries on the implementation of international recommendations for distributive trade statistics

    27-05-2008  – 30-05-2008 Addis Ababa

    This workshop is being organized by the UN Statistics Division in collaboration with the African Centre for Statistics of the UN Economic Commission for Africa The main purposes of the workshop are: (a) to present and discuss the IRDTS 2008; (b) to review the state of distributive trade statistics compilation in African countries; and (c) to identify the challenges and good practices in their collection, compilation and dissemination. The workshop will contribute to the preparation of future manuals that will provide practical guidance to compilers of distributive trade statistics. The workshop will be conducted in English.

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    Final Steering committee meeting and workshop on strategic planning of statistical activities

    28-08-2006  – 01-09-2006 Addis Ababa

    The Final Steering Committee Meeting and Workshop on Strategic Planning of Statistical Activities is organised in line with the project on Strengthening Statistical Capacity-Building in Support of the Millennium Development Goals in the region of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

    The main purpose of the steering committee meeting, which will be the last under this project, is to review the project’s final products and, in collaboration with UNSD, ECOWAS Secretariat and UNECA, to chart a way to institutionalize the activities started under the project. This will ensure that there is continuity in the advancement of statistics in the ECOWAS region after the project phases out at the end of 2006. The workshop will focus on practical approaches managers can use to balance day to day responsibilities with long term objectives; and practical ways on how a major statistical project can be used to further the long term goals of the national statistical system as a whole. The workshop will be attended by more than 40 participants from 16 African countries, the ECOWAS Secretariat and UNECA.

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    African workshop on strategies for accelerating the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems

    05-12-1994  – 09-12-1994 Addis Ababa

    The African Workshop on Strategies for Accelerating 'the Implementation of Civil Registration and vi tal statistics Systems is the fourth of the series. It is jointly organized by UNSTAT and the Economic Commission for Africa. The main purposes of the Workshop were: (a) to discuss ways and means of promoting the awareness of national vital statistics and civil registration systems in each participating country; (b) to assess the adequacy of national registration and vi tal statistics processes, coverage and reliability: and (cl to, suggest strategies for the, improvement of vital statistics and civil registration systems in the participating countries.

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