Session 1: Objectives and Organization of the Meeting EN/AGNA/2014/Pres/07 Xiaoning Gong Chief, Economic Statistics and National Accounts Section (ESNA), African Centre for Statistics (ACS), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at AGNA Meeting on the Implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3-6 February 2014
Achievements of AGNA since Last Seminar on SNA in 2011 • Conducted assessment of national accounts in African countries serving as the baseline for starting the Project • Completed the 2011 ICP as a capacity building program for SNA • Finalized the ProDoc for the Project, which was endorsed and approved by StatCom-Africa and Conference of Ministers • Prioritized and consolidated 14 activities for Phase I of the Project • Established the Continental Steering Committee for the Project • Operationalized the Secretariat for the CSC and for the Project • A series of workshops and seminars on various subjects: including country implementation plans, business registers, SUT, informal Sector, IT tools, administrative data, classifications, etc. organized by different stakeholders
Objectives of the Meeting • To launch the African Project on the Implementation of the 2008 SNA • To review and discussion of the outcomes of • Special Session of AGNA meeting in February 2013 • CSC meeting in September 2013 and • ProDoc for Phase I of the African Project • To agree on • Coordination mechanisms among different stakeholders and • Detailed measures and steps on how to carry out various activities as laid out in the Project
Agenda: Time Allocation • Everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Four sessions each day: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. • Each session has 1 hour and 15 minutes. • Unless specified in the agenda, please limit each presentation to 15 minutes which applies to all presenters. • Two coffee/tea break each day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. • Each coffee/tea break has 30 minutes: • 10:15-10:45 (a.m.) and • 3:15-3:45 (p.m.). • Lunch break: two hours from 12:00-14:00 p.m.
Thank you AGNA Meeting on the Implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 3-6 February 2014