As Maldives prepares to release the results of its 2023 Census, engagement with media and civil society actors will be crucial in ensuring that the results are disseminated and understood by the public. PARIS21 is hosting a training seminar for officials of the Maldives Bureau of Statistics on 8-10 October 2023.
PARIS21 and Maldives Bureau of Statistics (MBS) are organising a two-day workshop for MBS staff to improve communications skills and implement the Census Data communications plan. The workshop will be highly participatory and focus on practical skills, developing a whole-of-MBS understanding.
At the end of the workshop MBS staff will have developed a communications plan for the launch of the Census: identified the process, key staff, target audiences, platforms to reach these audiences, objectives and troubleshoot potential issues.
MBS staff will have developed forms, processes and templates to enable smooth and effective communication with journalists.
Who is the workshop for?
MBS staff particularly senior management and communications specialists will have an opportunity to come together to holistically review the proposal for the launch of the Census data. The workshop will bring together different profiles to look at roles, responsibilities from an organisation-wide and individual perspective. Participants will be able to understand their own role as well as prepare for potential weaknesses in the proposed process.
- Develop a shared vision and sense of ownership for communicating Census data and statistics
- Implement a strategic organisation-wide approach to communicating Census data including developing shared objectives.
- Problem shooting through analysis and assessing current data portals and communications channels
- Develop tools and templates, including a journalist cheat sheet and FAQs to facilitate the dissemination of Census data.
- Understanding the news cycle and journalists’ interests and needs
- Develop audience mapping
- Writing a press release
- Developing interview skills
- Understand the needs for granular data, including gender statistics