Sub-regional workshop for the East African Community (EAC) countries

Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania
06 - 10 July, 2015

UN DESAĺs Statistics Division is organizing a sub-regional workshop for the East African Community (EAC) countries, entitled ôEnvironment Statistics in support of the Implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)ö led by the Division, in collaboration with the EAC Secretariat. It will take place in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania from 6 to 10 July 2015, with hosting and on-ground support being provided by the EAC Secretariat and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Several other international and inter-governmental organizations will be participating in the Workshop, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

The Workshop is one of the activities of the United Nations Development Account project ôSupporting Member States in developing and strengthening environment statistics and integrated environmental-economic accounting for improved monitoring of sustainable developmentö, of which Module A focuses on strengthening environment statistics at the EAC Secretariat and its five member states, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. A similar Workshop was held in Mauritius from 26 to 29 January 2015 for the non-EAC member states that belong to the COMESA region.

This Workshop follows the United Nations Statistical Commissionĺs endorsement in 2013 of the revised FDES 2013 as the framework for strengthening environment statistics programmes in countries. The Commission also recognized the FDES 2013 as a useful tool in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The FDES 2013 is a multi-purpose conceptual and statistical framework which marks out the scope of environment statistics. It provides an organizing structure to guide the collection and compilation of environment statistics at the national level and is very relevant for policy analysis and decision making.

The Workshop will focus on, inter alia, building national capacities for the implementation of the FDES 2013. It aims at providing statisticians from National Statistical Offices and experts from Ministries of Environment (or equivalent institutions) with detailed knowledge and understanding of contemporary approaches to environment statistics, thus allowing them to identify gaps and deficiencies in environmental data, and contribute to the production of regular, accurate and reliable environment statistics.

Detailed Information
Date 06 - 10 July, 2015
Location Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania
Organizer Statistics Division [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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