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30 May 2023, 11:30 - 12:45 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

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The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on "Reinvigorating the SDGs through gender and inclusive data: Harnessing the power of networks", was held on Tuesday, 30 May 2023, from 11:30am to 12:45pm (Bangkok time, UTC +7).


30 May 2023
11:30
11:34
Welcome and Introduction
  • Rachael Beaven, ESCAP
11:34
11:42
Part I: Overview of Gender Statistics in the Asia-Pacific Region

Moderator:

  • Lauren Harrison, PARIS21

Summary of the Global Review of Gender Statistics in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Sharita Serrao, ESCAP
11:42
11:56

Panel: Status of gender statistics and readiness to meet gender data needs for national development priorities and the 2030 Agenda

Speakers

  • Wilma A. Guillen, Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Shaista Bi, Fiji Bureau of Statistics
11:56
12:00

Audience Q&A

  • Lauren Harrison, PARIS21
12:00
12:06
Part II: Harnessing the Power of Networks to Improve Gender Data Collection, Analysis, and Use

Moderator:

  • Krista Jones Baptista, Data2X

Introduction to the GDN

  • Meriem Ait Ouyahia, PARIS21 (TBC)
12:06
12:30

Panel: Impact of networks to improve gender data collection, analysis, and use with a focus on:

  • Building cohort experiences
  • Facilitating cross-country exchange
  • Capacity-building through targeted trainings
12:30
12:35

Audience Q&A

  • Krista Jones Baptista, Data2X
12:35
12:41
Part III: Next Steps and Opportunities for Involvement

Expansion of the Gender Data Network to the Asia-Pacific region

  • Shaida Badiee, Open Data Watch
11:41
11:45

Closing

  • Rachael Beaven, ESCAP

Welcome and Introduction

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

Wilma Guillen
Wilma Guillen
Philippine Statistics Authority
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Shaista Bi
Shaista Bi
Senior Statistician, Methodology Unit, Fiji Bureau of Statistics, Fiji Bureau of Statistics
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Shaista Bi, as a gender statistics focal point, here responsibilities include:

  • International Reporting and Collaboration- representing Fiji in international/ regional forums such as pacific gender statistics coordination group meeting, reporting to international organizations on the status of gender statistics and related initiatives in Fiji.
  • Data Collection- liaise closely with government ministries, departments, and agencies, as well as international organizations and civil society groups, to assist in capturing SDG related gender statistics
  • Advocacy and Policy Support- Participate in the development of framework and guidelines for the promotion of gender based programs and policy making
Sharita Serrao
Sharita Serrao
Statistician, Population and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Sharita Serrao is a Statistician with the Population and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP. She has over a decade of experience in statistical capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region and leads the Division’s work on gender data and statistics, including gender data communications. Sharita has also been involved in the global and regional work on several other domains including disability, migration and informal sector statistics, policy-data integration and more recently inequality assessments for CRVS. Prior to joining ESCAP, Sharita worked for the United Nations Development Fund for Women, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

Caroline Gatwiri Mutwiri
Caroline Gatwiri Mutwiri
Kenya Bureau of National Statistics
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Gloria Akoto-Bamfo
Gloria Akoto-Bamfo
Ghana Statistical Service
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Emma Phiri
Emma Phiri
Zambia Statistics Agency
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Shaida Badiee
Open Data Watch
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Moderator

Lauren Harrison
PARIS21
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Krista Jones Baptista
Data2X
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for more information, please contact

Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]
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