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African Experiences on Capacity Building for the Production and Use of Gender Statistics. Global Forum on Gender Statistics 26-28 January 2009 Accra, Ghana. Dimitri Sanga, Ph.D. Senior Statistician. Content. The Need for Gender Statistics Selected individual Organizations’ Efforts

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African Experiences on Capacity Building for the Production and Use of Gender Statistics

Global Forum on Gender Statistics

26-28 January 2009

Accra, Ghana

Dimitri Sanga, Ph.D.

Senior Statistician


Content
Content and Use of Gender Statistics

  • The Need for Gender Statistics

  • Selected individual Organizations’ Efforts

  • Coordinated Efforts at the Regional Level

  • Recommendations at the Regional Level

  • Where are We?

  • What Remains to be Done?

  • The Way Forward

  • Conclusions


The need for gender statistics
The Need for Gender Statistics and Use of Gender Statistics

  • Increasing recognition that :

    • better statistics are important for evidence-based policy formulation and decision-making

    • Women, men face different socioeconomic realities

  • Partially reflected in development frameworks and initiatives: MDGs, PRSPs, NEPAD...

  • But....declarations, commitments: Beijing Platform of Action, CEDAW, Gender component of NEPAD, AU Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality etc.

  • Need to provide users with relevant statistics to address gender issues


Individual organizations efforts
Individual Organizations’ Efforts and Use of Gender Statistics

  • Engendering Population and Housing Censuses

  • Gender Statistics Network

  • Time Use Surveys

  • Civil and Vital Registration Systems

  • The African Gender and Development Index

  • Engendering the MDGs

  • African Women’s Rights Observatory


Coordinated efforts at the regional level
Coordinated Efforts at the Regional Level and Use of Gender Statistics

  • Building on the momentum offered by: Global Forum and IAEG on gender statistics

  • Creation of the StatCom-Africa WG on gender statistics

  • High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Gender Statistics for Socio-economic Development Development (Kampala, June 2008): ECA, AfDB, InWent, UBOS

  • Regional Workshop on Gender Statistics (Addis Ababa, December 2008): ECA, AfDB, InWent, UBOS, PARIS21


Recommendations at the regional level
Recommendations at the Regional Level and Use of Gender Statistics

  • Setting up a StatCom-Africa WG on gender statistics

  • Setting up a GESNET

  • Setting up a City Group on gender statistics

  • Develop and implement an African Gender Statistics Programme (AGSPRO)

    • Training

    • Awareness creation

    • Networking: GESNET

    • Engendering statistics in NSOs

    • Engendering censuses, surveys and administrative record system

    • Research


Recommendations at the regional level cont d
Recommendations at the Regional Level (Cont’d) and Use of Gender Statistics

  • Development of country gender statistics strategies drawn from the AGSPRO

  • Develop and implement an African Gender Statistics System (AGSYS)

    • Conceptual framework

    • Methodological framework

    • Reference gender classifications

    • Gender indicators

    • Gender units in NSOs

  • Develop an African Gender Handbook for Censuses and Surveys: expanding the work on the P&R on PHC


  • Where are we
    Where are We? and Use of Gender Statistics

    • StatCom-Africa WG set up

    • GESNET set up

    • African Gender Handbook for Censuses and Surveys: ongoing

    • Kampala Group: set up


    What remains to be done
    What Remains to be Done? and Use of Gender Statistics

    • Develop and implement the AGSPRO

    • Develop the AGSYS

    • Operationalize the Kampala Group

    • Operationalize the GESNET

    • Finalize the African Gender Handbook for Censuses and Surveys


    The way forward
    The Way Forward and Use of Gender Statistics

    • Operationalize the GESNET:

      • January 2009

      • Discussion to feed the preparations of the AGSYS, the AGSPRO, and the national strategies

    • Operationalize the Kampala Group: June 2009

    • African Gender Handbook for Censuses and Surveys:

      • Ongoing work

      • Expert group meeting: third quarter 2009

    • Develop the AGSYS: December 2009

      • Develop and implement the AGSPRO: 2010 StatCom-Africa


    Conclusions
    Conclusions and Use of Gender Statistics

    Gender: not only a moral issue but also a development one

    Ongoing efforts to support African NSSs build their capacity in gender statistics:

    Momentum at the global level

    Commitments, conventions by countries

    3rd ASSD, first StatCom-Africa

    HLPD on gender statistics

    Regional Workshop on Gender Statistics

    Concerted efforts: AfDB, ECA, InWent, PARIS21, Countries

    ACS to recruit a gender statistics specialist

    Join ongoing fora to move the agenda forward

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    Thank you! and Use of Gender Statistics

    African Centre for Statistics

    Visit us at http://www.uneca.org/statistics/


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