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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
  • 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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