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Takwimu Young African Statisticians Programme

Leveraging on the power of young statisticians in the development of a robust statistical system in Africa
5 July, 2021
Online | 3.00pm – 5.00pm EAT

Meeting of Young African Statisticians 

On 05 July 2021, the Director of the African Centre for Statistics will introduce the new ECA’s “Takwimu Young African Statisticians Programme” designed for Young African Statisticians and data practitioners from all background.

As the African statistical development landscape evolves through transitions arising from a shift towards more digital technologies; improved data for development in light of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Africa’s own Agenda 2063; change of guard as older professionals in the statistical community hand over to younger professionals, it is imperative that, building upon existing initiatives, Young African Statisticians are mobilised to play their essential role in the statistical development in Africa. This shall be done through a consolidated and harmonised programme, under the leadership of a mandated institution working in the area of statistical development and strongly connected to the Statistical Commission for Africa and the UN Statistical Commission, being the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

The objective of this meeting is to bring to bear ECA’s expanded role which includes spearheading the young statistician programme and to discuss the draft concept note of the “Takwimu Young African Statisticians Programme” with a view to build consensus on its role which will be submitted to the Statistical Commission for Africa in 2022 for consideration and adoption.

Register in advance for this meeting here.

Concept Note

Draft Terms of Reference