African Centre for Statistics
Dubai, 24 October 2018 (ECA) - “Statistics is the new oil that our leaders must, henceforth, harness to engineer business processes on the continent,” said Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Mr. Chinganya deplored the fact that when it comes to funding for statistics, “we see more promises than action because our politicians sign documents and make bold statements but a lot of it ends at the level of statements and commitment.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 4, 2018 (ECA) – The Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Africa (UN-GGIM: Africa) ended Thursday with experts urging African leaders to prioritize dialogues that need to take place to ensure national statistical, planning and mapping authorities collaborated effectively in the development of respective data infrastructures and systems on the continent.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 4, 2018 (ECA) – The Sixth Meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom-Africa-VI) ended in Addis Ababa Thursday with delegates urging member States to allocate more resources to support the production, dissemination and use of statistics for the implementation of national development plans, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 20, 2018 (ECA) - On September 18th to 19th, participants representing twenty-eight African National Statistical Offices (NSOs) met to critically review and validate the Indicator set and Reference Guide on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements.
Addis Ababa, 3 October 2018 (ECA) - “Transforming Africa through credible data and statistics is something we take very seriously,” said Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
He made the statement while presenting ACS’ proposed strategic framework for the 2018-2019 biennium at the 6th meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa (STATCOM) in Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa, 03 October 2018 (ECA) - The Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Africa (UN-GGIM: Africa) opened its fourth session Wednesday with participants applauding the growing interest of African countries in the UN-GGIM initiative.
Participants focused on the need to foster Member States’ participation in the UN-GGIM at national, regional and global levels; aligning and prioritizing of the regions work programme with that at the global level and also in line with the UN global agenda.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 3, 2018 (ECA) – Statisticians were on Wednesday urged to do more to explain and sell their work to ensure their product helps African governments to make informed policies that can change communities and democracies for the better.