On October 13, 2020, H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and Vera Songwe, Under Secretary General and Executive Secretary of ECA will proceed with the official opening of the 7th ECA Statistics Committee, implemented as Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom-Africa).
The meeting will be conducted by the StatCom Bureau chaired by Dr. Albina Andrew Chuwa, Statistician-General, National Bureau of Statistics of the United Republic of Tanzania. The meeting will be attended by ECA member States represented by Heads of African National Statistical Offices and Experts representing Subregional organisations, statistical Training Centers, United Nations Agencies and various other International organizations. The meeting is expected to gather more than two hundred participants across the world.
Under the current circumstances of Covid-19, the meeting will be organized around the following theme: “Developing regional solutions to enhance the resilience of African national statistical systems to meet the need for data during the Decade of Action in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic”. The ultimate purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for the African Statistical System to take stock of ongoing global initiatives and seek ways to mainstream ownership of new and/or updated methodologies aiming at enhancing Member States’ statistical capacities to meet data needs for the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the African Union Agenda 2063.
The meeting will be held from 13 to 15 October 2020 virtually through KUDO platform.