PARIS21 and partners organize a peer-learning session on citizen-generated data in Africa



On 25 January 2022, PARIS21 hosted a regional peer-learning session on citizen-generated data (CGD). The meeting was organised in collaboration with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Partners for Review (GIZ), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and UN Women East and Southern Africa. The participants included representatives from the national statistical offices (NSOs), government, civil society, academia, research and media. The webinar was an opportunity for the practitioners to discuss the use of citizen-generated data by national statistical office in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.

Presenters: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Ghana Statistical Service, Uganda Bureau of Statistics

These three countries, represented by the NSOs and national civil-society actors, shed light on the important considerations that accompany the collaboration between state and non-state actors.


Ghana - Gender-based violence

Ghana - Marine litter

Ghana - Solid waste management

Kenya - CGD Acceptance criteria

Kenya - Reuse of CGD

Uganda - CSBAG PBC model

Uganda - UBOS CGD in Uganda

Uganda UN Women Toolkit

Useful resources:

UBOS CGD toolkit

KNBS blog on CGD lessons learned

PARIS21 framework on the re-use of citizen-generated data

GPSDD Practical guide on citizen-generated data in Kenya

UN Women Methodological Guidelines on CGD

PARIS21 Case study from the Philippines on the reuse of CGD to report SDG Tier III indicators

P4R/P21 National SDG Review: data challenges and opportunities

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