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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
African Centre for
A Proposal for a Regional Gender
Statistics Programme in Africa
Workshop on Household Surveys and Measurement of Labour
14-18 April 2008, Maseru, Lesotho
Dimitri Sanga, Ph.D.
Senior Statistician
 Background
 The
StatCom-Africa Working Group on
Gender Statistics
 Proposed regional programme on
gender statistics
 The way forward
The First Global Forum on Gender Statistics:
 First meeting of the IAEG on Gender
Statistics: 13 December 2008 in Rome, Italy
 The IAEG to prepare a proposal for a Global
Programme on Gender Statistics
 Given the importance of gender statistics,
there is a need for a development of a regional
gender statistics programme
The StatCom-Africa
Working Group on
Gender Statistics
Working Group on Gender
Fist meeting of the Statistical Commission for
Africa: 21-23 January 2008
 Setting up of six working groups including
one on Gender statistics
 Rationale behind the setting up of the WG:
Despite increasing awareness on the
importance of gender statistics: no
appreciable change in statistical programmes
of NSOs and other data producers
Working Group on Gender
Statistics (Cont’d)
There is a need to:
Accompany them with practical examples of how
to engender statistics
Tap into existing initiatives
Formulate focused programmes at both national &
regional levels
To achieve, build on some best practices:
Annual gender statistics meetings of statisticians,
users, training institutions at the regional level
Meetings on gender issues and to learn from
shared experiences on how to be gender
responsive on all issues
Setting up a regional programme by the
Organize a regional high level policy
dialogue conference on gender statistics
under the auspices of the UNECA
Setting up of a gender statistics network
based on GESNET
The UNECA to ensure that the working
group on gender statistics be functional on a
continuous basis
Development of country gender statistics
strategies drawn from the regional
Proposed regional
programme on
gender statistics
Training component
Engendering Curricula for:
 Statistical training centres
 NSO in-service training programmes
Development of a Gender Statistics course
module for:
 Statistical training centres
 NSO in-service training programmes
Refresher (On-the-job) gender statistics
courses for the already employed
Engendering Censuses, surveys
and administrative record systems
Data capture instruments
Field processes
Report writing
Dissemination processes
Research component
Compile and disseminate statistics on
Conduct gender-related impact analysis
Develop methodologies for the production
of gender statistics
Other components
Awareness creation component:
 Development, production and utilization of
gender advocacy materials
 Conducting workshops and seminars for
various target audiences
Networking component:
 Creation of a gender statistics network
involving all stakeholders (Africa GESNET
 Uploading useful resources/literature to be
accessible to all
Engendering statistics in NSOs:
 Mainstreaming gender in the NSO structures
 Setting up an auditing unit in NSOs
The way forward
Organize an Africa Regional conference on
Gender Statistics: June 2008 in Kampala:
 A High-level Policy dialogue aimed at
sensitising policy makers, such as NSO
executives, key sector executives, training
centres and key users
 Form a task force to workout the details of the
regional programme
Regional agenda to work as a guide to the
different national activities
Set up a mechanism for monitoring and
evaluation should be set up at both national
and regional levels
Thank you!
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