To continue to enhance Gender Data Network member skills and share knowledge among participants, the United Nations Economic Commission in Africa in collaboration with PARIS21, Data2X and Open Data Watch is hosting a two-day virtual event “Achieving Better Outcomes with Better Gender Data” in January 26 and January 27, 2022 at 13:00 GMT. 

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This virtual two-day meeting will bring together invited experts from international organizations and national statistical offices to present their practical experience on how to use alternative gender data sources to produce better statistics, strengthen communication practices around gender statistics, and encourage and increase gender data use. Objective of meeting The main objectives of this virtual meeting are to:

  • Enhance participants’ understanding on how to leverage different gender data sources to produce gender statistics.
  • Create a better understanding of methods for producing gender statistics using various data sources.
  • Exchange good practices on communication strategies for gender statistics to inform policy makers, civil society organisations, the public, and key stakeholders about the state of gender equality.
  • Share tactics and tools to support gender data producers in their efforts to increase and encourage data use.



Day 1 - 26 January 2022



Day 2 - 27 January 2022 





Introduction to the Gender Data Network Presentation
Big data and gender: An overview of the global landscape (Bapu Vaitla, Data2X) Presentation
Citizen-generated data pilot project on gender-based violence (Gloria Akoto-Bamfo, Ghana Statistical Service) Presentation
Strategies to improve open data in Africa and facilitate increased use for policy making (Muchiri Nyaggah, Local Development Research Institute) Presentation
Data dissemination and access (Caroline Gatwiri Mutwiri, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics) Presentation
Better outcomes and better communication on  violence against women in Italy (Claudia Villante, Instituto Nazionale di Statistica, Italia) Presentation
Communicating gender data (Mika Mansukhani, UN Women) Presentation
Opportunities and challenges in using different data sources to produce gender statistics in Tanzania (Mahadia Tunga, Tanzania DLab) Presentation
Alternative gender data sources to close gaps and achieve equality: "Cosas de Mujeres" case study (Tara Patrica Cookson, Ladysmith) Presentation
Practical tactics and strategies on how to share data and statistics with the media (Emma Phiri, Zambia Statistics Agency) Presentation


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