Announcement in Brief

Type :Self-paced Course
Programme Area : Statistics 
Beginning of the course : 6 December 2021
Duration : 5 Weeks 
Language :Bilingual (English & French)
Location :Web Based E-Learning
Fee :No Fee
Application Deadline : 01 December  2021
Specific target audience :No
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Why does the African Statistical System need a leadership programme?

To meet the growing demand for timely, comprehensive and trusted data, the African Statistical System needs transformative leaders who can lead the modernisation of national statistical offices.  Leaders who can develop and communicate clear strategies, lead and inspire change, and delegate work appropriately. Leaders who understand how to use their personal power to build relationships and motivate and inspire their teams.

What makes this programme unique?

The programme is specifically tailored for national statistical offices, and as such, it speaks to the unique experiences and challenges faced by statistical leaders in Africa today.  It is designed and delivered by the UK’s Office for National Statistics, in collaboration with the African Centre for Statistics (ACS) and the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

The programme uses a classroom approach that, following successful delivery in pilot National Statistical Offices in Africa, has been adapted for online use. The flexibility of remote learning is enhanced by the use of facilitated real time seminars where participants can share experiences and ask questions of trainers from leading statistical institutions.  The programme is offered free of charge.

What key skills will I learn?

Strategic thinking

How can I look at my statistical organisation strategically to lead high performance and transformational change initiatives?


What are the qualities of a leader? What does integrity mean for statistical leaders?


What techniques can I use to communicate more effectively with staff and stakeholders?

People leadership

What tool can I use to motivate, lead and manage teams?


What tools and techniques can I use to motivate, lead and manage teams?



 The programme aims to equip leaders of African National Statistical Offices with the skills required to lead their organisations on a programme of statistical modernisation.

It focuses on upskilling statistical leaders to deal effectively with the range of challenges faced by statistics organisations in Africa. It is designed to inspire positive change at the senior and middle management level. The programme uses self-paced e-learning and facilitated online group discussions.