Arab Forum on Building Statistical Capacity for a Data Revolution
10-11 October 2016
The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, Government of Qatar, and GCC-STAT jointly organised the Arab Forum on Building Statistical Capacity for a Data Revolution on 10-11 October 2016, in Doha, Qatar.
This two day forum focused on gaining political support for catalysing a data revolution for sustainable development, while discussing how to measure and track capacity, while also looking at specific needs and challenges in the Arab region.
Recognising the significance of the Data Revolution for statistical follow-up and review of the 2030 Development Agenda, the participants concluded the forum by agreeing on the draft Doha Declaration on a Data Revolution.
- How can Big Data help to promote Sustainable Development?
Session 1 | Contextualising the Data Revolution in the Arab region
- A World that Counts: Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development
Session 2 | Challenges and Data Gaps in meeting the SDGs
- Data Roadmaps for Sustainable Development
Session 3 | Exploring Solutions
Day 1 Recap
- How to capture the value from Big Data to address social questions?
Session 4 | Capacity Development and Data Revolution
- RHEEM: A Cross-Platform Big Data system
- Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT)
Session 5 | Supporting Solutions
- Group 1
- Group 2
- Group 3
- Group 4
Doha Declaration (draft)
For additional information from the forum, please visit:
- PARIS21 Arab Forum Event Announcement
- MDPS Qatar Arab Forum website
- Photos from the event on MDPS' instagram page