Source: http://davidderrick.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/yamoussoukro-and-kamuzu/From 27th  to 29th of November, PARIS21 will participate in the 8th Africa Symposium on Statistical Development (ASSD) taking place in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire.


The ASSD is an annual gathering of Heads of National Statistics Offices (NSOs), all major statistical organisations and professional statisticians from across the continent.


The symposium was created in 2006 with the goal of providing a common platform for discussion among key players in the African statistics fraternity, thus ensuring a co-ordinated and systematised way of addressing the continent’s development needs through statistics.


This year, the symposium’s main focus will be on “Standardization of Causes of Death Classification and Statistics in Africa” with the specific topic of ‘improving death registration and certification of causes of death in Africa. (See the event concept note and work programme )


The meeting is jointly organised by the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Government of Côte d’Ivoire as host, Statistics South Africa as the ASSD Secretariat and other statistical partners.


Two other important statistical meetings will  take place in Yamoussoukro during the same week : On the 25th and 26th of November, the city of Yamoussoukro will also host the Regional Workshop on the Strategic Regional Framework for the reinforcement of statistical capacity in Africa organized by the African Development Bank.

From 29th November to 2nd December the Committee of Directors Generals of National Statistics Office will hold its sixth meeting to discuss the Post-2015 Development Agenda Statistical Requirements.