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20 September 2021

Virtual meeting
Bangkok, Thailand

Open meeting

Stats Cafe no. 46

The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on "Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Asia and the Pacific" will be held on Monday, 20 September 2021, 12:00-13:00 (GMT+7). Verify your time here.

The report Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Asia and the Pacific traces the availability and quality of data for 98 gender-relevant indicators across key domains such as health, education, economic empowerment, political participation, human security, and environment. The study, covering five countries in Asia and the Pacific, uses a combined set of 32 SDG indicators identified by UN Women as gender-relevant, 59 SDG indicators identified by Open Data Watch as being capable of sex-disaggregation or of other gender relevance, and 7 indicators suggested by the UN Women’s publication Turning Promises into Action (2018).

This Stats Café aims to celebrate the launch of the report and raise awareness about progress in gender data availability, the data needed, gaps which may exist and how these gaps may be narrowed.

Emily Courey Pryor
Emily Courey Pryor
Executive Director Data2X
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Eric Swanson
Eric Swanson
Co-founder and Director of Research Open Data Watch
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Saranchimeg Byamba
Saranchimeg Byamba
Director, Policy and Cooperation Department, National Statistical Office of Mongolia
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Sara Valero
Sara Duerto Valero
Regional Advisor on Gender Statistics, UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
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Sara Duerto Valero is the Regional Advisor on Gender Statistics in UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, where she manages the Flagship Programme Initiative “Making Every Woman and Girl Count.” Besides planning and implementing interventions to support the quality, availability and use of gender statistics across Asia and the Pacific, she provides technical advice and prepares analytical materials on gender statistics. Before joining the regional office, she worked as a statistics specialist in UN Women’s Headquarters. Previously, Sara was a statistician at the Statistics Division of the United Nations Secretariat (UNSD), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP-SD), and UNESCO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and a graduate degree on Business from the Universidad de Zaragoza.

Md. Alamgir Hossen
Md. Alamgir Hossen
Deputy Director Data Management and Focal Point Officer, SDG Cell Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
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Cai Cai
Cai Cai
Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, Social Development Division, ESCAP
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Petra Nahmias
Petra Nahmias
Chief, Population and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Petra Nahmias is Chief of the Population and Social Statistics Section at UNESCAP, having recently taken up this role. She previously led the statistics team at UNHCR, working on a wide variety of statistical and demographic issues related to forced displacement and statelessness. A sociologist-demographer by training, she has further experience in both the international and national statistical systems including the United Nations Population Division, the UK Department for International Development and the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.

for more information, please contact

Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 stat.unescap@un.org
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