Workshop on the implementation of the SDG indicator framework
Thursday, January 19, 2017 to Friday, January 20, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Statistical Commission are jointly organizing the workshop on the implementation of the SDG indicator framework, which will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 19 and 20 January 2017. The workshop is organized as post event of the World Data Forum which will held from 15 to 18 January in Cape Town.

The overall objective of the workshop is to reflect on the preparation of national indicator frameworks based on national, regional and global priorities, and on the roadmaps for the development of a clear set of strategies to strengthen national statistical systems and their deliveries in line with the Global Action Plan.

The workshop will also launch the 10th Tranche of the Development Account (DA 10) programme on data and statistics for Africa. The DA 10 is a comprehensive programme of action centered around strengthening national statistical systems to measure, monitor and report on the sustainable development goals for which 10 entities of the UN Secretariat have joined hands to implement. The Programme by definition and design aims to strengthen national statistical systems to respond to the data challenges of the 2030 Agenda. Through these efforts, it also supports national capacity to assess its internal readiness for measuring and reporting on all of the 17 Goals, and defining the short-term and long-term actions needed for increasing its capacity to produce accurate and timely data in a sustainable manner.

The workshop is targeting Directors General of national statistics offices, senior statisticians from the relevant DA 10 implementing entities, and other global, regional and sub-regional organizations, and partner institutions.

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