The Economic Commission for Africa in partnership with AFRISTAT, INSEE, ONS-UK and PARIS21 invites you to the webinar "Media engagement in official statistics: how and why?", taking place online on 25 May, 13:00 CET.

The objective of this event, which targets English speakers, is to share experiences on the different strategies that could be put in place by the producers of official statistics, mainly the national statistical offices, aimed at engaging the media and journalists as well as exploring the advantages of such engagements for the advancement of the national statistical systems.


Moderator: Zachary Mwangi Chege, former Statistician-General of Kenya and Chair of the 49th and 50th United Nations Statistical Commission


  • Paul Yaw Seneadza from Ghana Statistical Service will share the national experience on media engagement in official statistics.
  • Wanjohi Kabukuru, an Environmental journalist, editor and media trainer, will share his experience with producers of official statistics and talk about needs from media.
  • Rebecca Jakeway, a communications advisor from the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics, will speak about how the UK’s statistical organisations work with the media to better promote their work and encourage better use of data for making decisions.
  • Tinfissi-Joseph Ilboudo from the Economic Commission for Africa will present samples tactics for media engagement in official statistics.


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