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LIVE EVENT: African Statistics Day 2013!

LIVE EVENT: African Statistics Day 2013!

November 18, 2013

Livestream

Can Africa be part of the global data revolution? Join experts from UNECA's African Center for Statistics, the Africa Union and Ghana's National Information and Technology Agency to answer this question. Watch the event live!

Details
  • Date: Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT
  • Watch live: Livestream
  • Location: International Finance Corporation
    2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20433 USA

Promoting Quality Data for Africa's Progress

As African economies continue their robust growth, governments, private investors, civil society and citizens are demanding quality statistics and data in order to make investment, policy, health and education decisions. Hosted by World Bank Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop, this event will bring together a panel of experts from the African Union, UNECA and the governments of Benin and Senegal to highlight the need for increased financing for more and improved statistics gathering, take stock of the efforts countries and partners are taking to strengthen their statistics systems and consider how Africa can be part of the data revolution.

  • Makhtar Diop

    Vice President, World Bank Africa Region

  • Rene N’Guettia Kouassi

    Director of Economic Affairs, African Union

  • Marcel Alain De Souza

    Minister of Development Economic Analysis and Prospective, President of the National Statistics Council, Benin

  • Abdoulaye Balde

    Minister of Planning, Senegal

  • Eric Akumiah

    Director of Operations, NITA and GODI, Ghana

  • Joseph Ilboudo Chief

    Statistical Development Section, UNECA

  • Chukwudozie Ezigbalike

    Interim Director of the African Center for Statistics, UNECA