About This Session
Everyone, everywhere must have a say in data design, collection and use. When people have their needs, priorities, and experiences captured in data, this creates equal power dynamics, establishes people’s agency and improves participation and inclusion in data processes.
On March 14, 2023, join the Data Values movement for a thought-provoking and engaging virtual discussion that will delve into the pressing issues of data and its impact on power dynamics and agency.
Using a Data Values lens, this session will explore the concept of agency–the ability of individuals and communities to shape the design, production, governance, and use of data–and how it can influence and support data systems. At the same time, this session will examine how lack of agency in data can perpetuate existing inequalities and further marginalize certain groups, including youth, women, and persons with disabilities.
This insightful discussion will engage Data Values advocates, statisticians and national statistical offices within Asia and the Pacific to unpack critical questions such as:
- How can we create open, trustworthy, and inclusive data systems that support people's agency?
- How can we ensure that marginalized groups in Asia and the Pacific are heard and have a say in data collection, use, and management?
- What roles do National Statistical Offices (NSOs) play in rebalancing power dynamics within data?
- Welcome Remarks - Rachael Beaven, Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP
- Event Moderator and Presenter - Karen Bett, Global Partnership
- Co-Presenter - Mayuri Dhumal, Data Values Advocate, India
- Co-Presenter - Joon Baek, Data Values Advocate, South Korea & New York
- Panelist (Youth Leader) - Bipana Dhakal, Data Values Youth Leader and Activist, Nepal
- Panelist (NSO) - Keshab Kumar Gautam, Director, Population Section Central Bureau of Statistics Nepal