Closing Regional Workshop for UN Development Account Project in Africa

11-12-2017  – 13-12-2017 Nairobi

The Closing Regional Workshop for the United Nations Development Account Project is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, UNECA, UN Environment and the World Bank. The project aims to enhance the capacity of National Statistical Offices of African countries in the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). In view of the objectives of the project, the closing workshop will provide an opportunity for Kenya and Malaysia, the project countries, to share their experiences on drafting of national plans for the implementation of the SEEA and the compilation of pilot accounts. Participants from the region will also be invited to share their experience and discuss lessons learnt on the SEEA implementation as well as how to best communicate and disseminate the pilot accounts to the relevant stakeholders, ensure uptake in policy decision making and how to scale up the implementation of the SEEA.

The workshop will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, at the Sarova Stanley hotel from 11 to 13 December 2017 and is by invitation only.

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Workshop on CountryData – SDMX for development indicators

25-11-2013  – 29-11-2013 Nairobi

This workshop will provide hands-on practical training to participants in using technologies for data exchange and dissemination with the international level; specifically with CountryData ( for the dissemination of national development indicators.

In the workshop, Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) is used as the preferred standard for allowing National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to automate and standardize data and metadata exchange so that data are more timely and can be updated easily. A focus of the workshop is the process of mapping and exchanging indicators with SDMX through the features added to DevInfo 7 ( as well as a demonstration of more advanced software like SDMX-RI developed by EuroStat.

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Kenya national seminar on census data analysis

19-03-2012  – 22-03-2012 Nairobi

The Kenya Seminar on Census Data Analysis is scheduled to be held from 19 to 22 March 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. The main objective of the national seminar is to provide an opportunity for the staff member of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to further analyze data from the 2009 population and housing census of Kenya on selected topics. The ultimate objective is to promote greater analysis and dissemination of the data collected from the Kenya 2009 census.

The national seminar will cover the following topics: (i) population projections at sub-national and sectoral level, (ii) analysis of data on international migration, and (iii) analysis of data on gender issues.

After the seminar, participants are expected to produce thematic analytical reports, based on analyses generated during the seminar.

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Kenya national CensusInfo training

26-09-2011  – 30-09-2011 Nairobi

UNSD is organizing a National CensusInfo Training in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). This training is intended to develop the national census technical teams’ capacities to adapt CensusInfo, to its full potential as platform for disseminating census data. Participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo including preparation of CensusInfo template and database, standard report and profile templates, language translation and packaging the software The sessions also includes hands-on training on using CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications, designing and creating templates and databases to house country-specific census data, learning various data administration utilities including importing census data to facilitate uploading of data into the CensusInfo system, and generating relevant tables, graphs, maps, reports and profiles for reporting purposes.

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Project on national development indicators, including MDGs Kick-off meeting for the African region

18-10-2010  – 20-10-2010 Nairobi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a meeting to launch the UNSD/DFID project on Improving the Collation, Availability and Dissemination of Development indicators, including MDGs at the UN Gigiri Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18 to 20 October 2010.

The meeting will bring together national experts on developments indicators as well as national data managers from the seven African countries covered by the project (Burundi, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania) to review and discuss the following points:

(a) Aims and objectives of the project and lessons learnt from the pilot phase and the Asian region;

(b) How to improve reporting of development indicators at the country and international level (issues of coordination, availability and frequency of data, agreement on metadata and data discrepancies);

(c) Improving dissemination of development indicators (data dissemination policies, current country data dissemination practices, systems and platform for development indicators);

(d) Next steps of the project.


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United Nations regional seminar on census data dissemination and spatial analysis

14-09-2010  – 17-09-2010 Nairobi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, is organizing the Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses.

The purpose of the Seminar is to provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data. The Seminar will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. The Seminar is expected to provide a basis for assessing existing national dissemination strategies as well as technologies used by National Statistical Offices. It will also aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users. Furthermore, the Seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data. The ideas generated by the discussion and the recommendations made by participants will contribute towards the drafting of an international guideline for effective dissemination and utilization of census data.

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25th session of the United Nations Group of experts on geographical names (UNGEGN)

05-05-2009  – 12-05-2009 Nairobi

The Twenty-fifth session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) will take place at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, from 5 to 12 May 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first time that UNGEGN is meeting in Africa. Experts from over 100 countries are expected to attend the session to discuss standardization of geographical names and other related issues. A poster exhibit and training on toponymy will be organized in conjunction with the session. African countries are encouraged to participate in order to show their work on names in connection with mapping or cultural heritage, for example: field collection of names; names and maps; gazetteers and/or databases, etc. The session is organized by the UNGEGN Bureau and the Statistics Division of DESA (Secretariat of UNGEGN) in collaboration with UN Economic Commission for Africa.

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