United Nations Africa Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

15-11-2016  – 17-11-2016 Kampala

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the African Center for Statistics of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ACS-ECA) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, is organizing a Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme for the African region. This meeting is part of a series of regional meetings being organised in different regions of the world. Its objective is to review and discuss national experiences, including challenges faced and lessons learned, to measure the population with disabilities during censuses of the 2010 round. The Regional Meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss strategies for compilation of data on disability for the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, the Regional Meeting will foster intra-regional cooperation aimed at enhancing national capacity in disability measurement and improving the quality of data for monitoring the SDGs.

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National Missions (Bilateral Consultations and Workshops) on Strengthening Environment Statistics for Improved Monitoring of Sustainable Development in Uganda and Kenya

15-08-2016  – 26-08-2016 Kampala

As part of the Development Account Project on Supporting Member States in developing and strengthening environment statistics and integrated environmental-economic accounting for improved monitoring of sustainable development, the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) will organize two national missions in August in Uganda (Kampala, 15 to 19 August 2016) and Kenya (Nairobi, 22 to 26 August 2016). These missions are being organized following the Workshop on Environment Statistics in support of the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) for the five member states of the East African Community (EAC) region that took place in Arusha, Tanzania in July 2015 (

Both missions will be composed of two activities, bilateral consultations and a national workshop. The bilateral consultations will take place on the Mondays and Fridays, while the workshops will be conducted during the rest of the week.

1/ The bilateral consultations with the national statistical offices (NSOs) in Uganda (15 and 19 August) and in Kenya (22 and 26 August) aim to engage in detailed discussions with the counterparts in the NSOs about the main issues regarding environment statistics in the country. The bilateral discussions on the first day should also lead to a better understanding of the main data gaps, which could then be discussed during the workshops. The bilateral discussions on the last day will examine the way forward and identify steps to be taken to finalize the work plan and fill data gaps.

2/ The main goal of the national workshops in Uganda (16-18 August) and in Kenya (23-25 August) is to bring the stakeholders together to increase awareness of the need for environment statistics in the country. For this purpose the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) and the Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool (ESSAT) will be used extensively in the workshops. A draft national work plan will also be discussed during the workshops.

The target audience of the workshops includes the technical staff of the NSO, Ministry of Environment and other line ministries. The workshop content is very relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since many of the environment statistics to be discussed and analysed are necessary for the measurement of countries’ progress toward achieving the Goals. The use of the FDES 2013 will help countries address the increasing demand for integrated information in support of integrated policies in the follow-up to Rio+20 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through the strengthening of environmental statistics and indicators.

Following these missions, UNSD will organize national missions in the other three EAC countries (Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) involved in the project, as well as a final regional workshop. To ensure follow-up to the project and to strengthen capacities at the sub-regional level, staff of the EAC Secretariat are also participating in the different activities.

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Workshop on integrating a gender perspective into statistics

04-12-2012  – 07-12-2012 Kampala

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), is organizing a capacity building workshop for sub-Saharan African countries on Integrating a Gender Perspective into Statistics. The workshop will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 4 to 7 December 2012. The purpose of the workshop is to present the newly developed Manual for Integrating a Gender Perspective into Statisticsand train national statisticians on the production and use of gender statistics.

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United Nations workshop on census data evaluation for English-speaking African countries

12-11-2012  – 16-11-2012 Kampala

The objectives of the workshop are to strengthen the technical capacity of the participating countries to evaluate the quality of their census data and identify any errors. Over the course of the workshop, some of the most commonly used techniques for the assessment of data relating to the age and sex structure of the population, fertility, mortality, migration, and socioeconomic characteristics of the population will be covered. In doing so, the workshop aims to draw participants’ attention to the importance of data evaluation as a step in the census process, as well as to provide them a hands-on opportunity to practice the fundamentals of conducting a census evaluation through demographic analysis. The workshop will also provide a forum to discuss national practices and to exchange experiences among the participating countries.

National workshop on CensusInfo

05-12-2011  – 09-12-2011 Kampala

Organized by UNSD in collaboration with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the workshop is designed to demonstrate through in-depth, hands-on experiences, the potential of CensusInfo as a platform for disseminating census data at any geographical level. The participants of UBOS will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package. The sessions will include hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications as well as an introduction in the process of web-enabling the CensusInfo database. The objective of the training is to create a first version of a Uganda CensusInfo application including maps and a subset of data/indicators based on data of the 2002 census and earlier censuses if available.

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Regional workshop on data management

26-10-2009  – 28-10-2009 Kampala

A Regional Workshop on Data Management will be held in Kampala, Uganda, from 26 to 28 October 2009. The workshop is organized by the African Centre for Statistics (ACS), with the support of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the African Union Commission (AUC) and in close collaboration with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). The workshop will bring together representatives from National Statistical Offices (NSOs), sub regional, regional, and international organizations with special interest in data management and dissemination in Africa. The main purposes of the Workshop are to: (i) Provide a forum for exchange of information on the emerging issues in statistical data management and dissemination; (ii) Promote the use of statistical databases and dissemination of data on the web; and (iii) Share experiences and best practices in statistical data management and data dissemination in the countries and sub-regional organizations.


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Workshop on coordination of reporting mechanisms and data discrepancies in the MDG monitoring

05-05-2008  – 08-05-2008 Kampala

This workshop will bring together national statistical offices and international agencies and provide an opportunity to explore ways to reconcile national and international data. It will also provide national statistical offices with more training in the production of data for MDGs monitoring at the national and sub-national levels.


United Nations Workshop on Disability Statistics for Africa

10-09-2001  – 14-09-2001 Kampala

The overall objective of the Workshop was to strengthen national capabilities to produce, disseminate and use data on disability for policy development and implementation. To achieve this objective, the Workshop brought together producers and users of disability statistics to promote understanding of data collection issues and how to specify the required data for policy formulation. The specific objectives of the Workshop were to: 1. Initiate a dialogue between producers and users of disability statistics in the countries and the region; 2. Enable the exchange of information and experiences of the participating countries and/or organizations; 3. Review methodologies and instruments used in other countries to measure disability; 4. Discuss the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as the conceptual framework for collecting and classifying data on disability; 5. Provide guidance on planning for the collection and utilization of policy relevant data on persons with disabilities.

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