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18 July 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

Stats Cafe 16/2022

Welcome remarks

Rachael Beaven
Rachael Beaven
Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Ms Rachael Beaven has over thirty years of experience in government statistics, in particular data preparation and analysis.  She has also worked extensively with governments, multilateral agencies and the statistical community, most notably through the United Nations Statistics Division, ECA, ESCAP, World Bank and Paris21.

Ms. Beaven has provided a wide range of technical support, from improving economic and financial statistics to estimating local population using geospatial data.  She is one of the founders of the Inclusive Data Charter, launched at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum, to mobilize political commitments and to advance inclusive and disaggregated data.  Ms. Beaven also led a programme on monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with United Nations Statistics Division and established a data science hub with the Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom to explore use of data science, in particular geospatial as well as big data, to monitor progress.

Ms. Beaven holds Master’s degrees in Statistical Applications in Business and Government as well as Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Geology.

Speakers

Chao Huang
Chao Huang
Statistics and Data Analysis Officer, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNHCR
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Chao Huang is the statistics and Data Analysis Officer at UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. He previously has worked for UNHCR in Denmark and Pakistan. Chao had also worked in academia before joining UNHCR. He holds a PhD in engineering physics from Tsinghua University.

Natalia Krynsky Baal
Natalia Krynsky Baal
Head of the Secretariat, The Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS)
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Ashar Ahmad
Ashar Ahmad
Identity Management Specialist National Database & Registration Authority, Pakistan
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Jakub Bijak
Jakub Bijak
Professor, Statistical Demography, University of Southampton
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Jason Hilton
Jason Hilton
Lecturer, Social Statistics and Data Science, University of Southampton
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Moderator

Tanja Sejersen
Tanja Sejersen
Statistician, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Tanja Brøndsted Sejersen is a Statistician at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Statistics Division, where she is the focal point for the regional initiative to ‘Get Every One in the Picture’. She has been engaged with Civil Registration and Vital Statistics improvement activities in Asia-Pacific since 2013, including ensuring government commitments to the outcomes of the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific in November 2014.

Before joining ESCAP, Tanja worked as a social researcher in the UK and on social policy issues in the Middle East, more specifically on improving data for evidence based policy making.

Tanja is trained as a demographer and political scientist and is particularly interested in the intersections between identity, citizenship and social exclusion and the need to improve data for better development outcomes.

Title Speaker/Presenter PPT
UNHCR Regional Trends 2021 Chao Huang, Statistics and Data Analysis Officer, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNHCR PPT
Improving Statistics on Forced Displacement and Statelessness Natalia Krynsky Baal, Head of the Secretariat, The Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS) PPT
Afghan Refugees Registration Statistics Ashar Ahmad, Identity Management Specialist National Database & Registration Authority, Pakistan PPT
Estimating Afghan Refugee Demographics in Iran Modelling Jason Hilton, Stephen Gow, Jakub Bijak, Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton PPT

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