National Mission (Bilateral Consultations and Workshop) on Strengthening Environment Statistics for Improved Monitoring of Sustainable Development in Equatorial Guinea
The mission to Equatorial Guinea is part of a series of events of DESA/SD’s regular programme of technical cooperation to support the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) in member states. The mission will comprise two activities, bilateral consultations with the National Statistical Office (NSO) and a national workshop on environment statistics. The aim of the bilateral discussions is to engage in detailed discussions with the counterparts in the NSO about the main issues regarding environment statistics in the country, have a better understanding of the main data gaps, and examine the way forward and identify steps to be taken to finalize the work plan and fill data gaps. The main goal of the national workshop is to bring the stakeholders together to increase awareness of the need for environment statistics in the country. For this purpose, the FDES 2013 and the Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool (ESSAT) will be used extensively in the workshop. A draft national work plan will also be discussed during the workshop.