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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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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

    • 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

    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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    African experiences on capacity building for the production and use of gender statistics

    Thank you!

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