SESRIC Participated in the Regional Workshop on the ‘Changing Role of Official Statistics in the State of Qatar: Why Data Culture Matters’
Date: 21-22 September 2022
Venue: Doha - Qatar

SESRIC participated in the Regional Workshop on the “Changing Role of Official Statistics in the State of Qatar: Why Data Culture Matters” organised by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) of Qatar in partnership with Qatar Charity, Qatar Computing Research Institute, and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA) on 21-22 September 2022 in Doha, Qatar. The Workshop was attended by representatives of national, regional and international organisations.

The Regional Workshop was organised with the objective to shed light on addressing a solid data ecosystem to accelerate the emerging data and information needs to create prosperity and well-being for the society as well as to deepen a robust data-driven culture for decision-making processes in support of the national development strategies and to underline the importance of national partnership in the production, dissemination and use of statistics and data for evidence-based policy formulation and implementation.

In the session with the theme “Modernising Statistical Ecosystem”, Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Director of Statistics and Information Department of SESRIC made a presentation titled “Efforts in Modernising Statistical Legislations and Coordination within National Statistical Systems: A Regional Perspective” focusing on the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, Coordination within the National Statistical Systems, Modernising Statistical Legislations, and Efforts of SESRIC in Building the Capacities of NSOs of OIC Member Countries within the framework of the OIC-StatCom Strategic Vision for 2030 and Programme of Action for 2021-2025.

The Workshop provided a platform for sharing knowledge and best practices on the changing role of official statistics in the case of Qatar and its implications on the 3rd National Development Strategy of State of Qatar as well as for acquiring a clear vision on the importance of data governance, data stewardship and data strategy.

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