Task Team Meeting on Statistical Training in Africa

PARIS21 held a training task team meeting in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 18 to 19 September 2007. This meeting was organized with the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the NSO of Cameroon, the ISSEA and the IFORD.

The tentative agenda was structured around the 3 following points:

1. Task team governance

  • Field of the Task team, planned end date, final report
  • Choice of one/several facilitators
  • Working rules, frequency of meetings, visioconferences, languages used

2. Implementation of Kampala recommandations (reminder)

  • Broaden the Network of Advanced Statistical Training Institutes in Africa (“Réseau d’Institutions pour la Formation Statistique Supérieure en Afrique – RIFOSSA”) (proposition to be submitted to all the training centres)
  • Conduct an analysis of the training components within existing NSDSs or NSDSs under development: TORs and study financing
  • Conduct an opportunity study on the creation of a trust fund for statistical training: TORs and study financing (this study will have to propose alternatives)
  • Improve advocacy for statistical training. The subgroup should propose terms of reference for the implementation of the following advocacy activities:
    1. Encourage countries to design training programmes included in their NSDS;
    2. Encourage donors to finance training within the framework of NSDS implementation;
    3. Support the centres in the promotion of their training offer to countries;
    4. Propose statistical training as a theme for the next African Statistics Day;
    5. Intervene and raise awareness at subregional and international fora or at multi-donor PRSP monitoring committees.

    3. Activities for 2007/2008

    • Contribution of the Task team to the next African Symposium (Accra, December)


    PARIS21 Task Team Meeting




    18 September 2007 to 19 September 2007