Scientific Program

04 October 2017 ( Wednesday)
08:30 - 09:15 Opening Session : (Mr. Romeo Recide, EMCEE)
National Anthem
Invocation
UP Singing Ambassadors
Welcome Remarks
Ms. Lisa Grace Bersales
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
Opening Remarks
Ms. Francesca Perucci
Chief, Statistical Service Branch
United Nations Statistics Division(UNSD)
Message from UN
Mr. Haoliang Xu
Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and 
Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker
Ms. Lisa Grace S. Bersales
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
PSA
Keynote Address
Mr. Ernesto Pernia
Secretary of Socio-economic Planning, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
Philippines
09:15 - 10:45 Plenary Session 1 - Data Ecosystem

This session highlights the developments in the data ecosystem for SDG monitoring at the international and country level perspective.

Chair
Mr. Johannes Jütting
Secretariat Manager
PARIS21
Presenters
  1. Ms. Francesca Perucci
    Chief, Statistical Service Branch
    UNSD
  1. Role of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office in the Swiss Administration within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Mr. Benjamin Rothen

    Deputy Head of the Unit, International Affairs
    Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland
  1. Disaggregated SDG Monitoring by a Wider Use of Administrative Registers
     
    Mr. Maciej Truszczynski
    Head of Section
    Statistics Denmark
  1. Development in the International Community and Countries in the SDG Monitoring

    Mr. Azahari Mohd Raslan

    Deputy Chief Statistician
    Department of Statistics Malaysia
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:45
Plenary Session 2 - SDG Data Users: Needs and Expectations

This session highlights understanding the users’ needs and explaining how their expectations can be met. This can hopefully help in demonstrating the actual policy use of the data.
 

Session Sponsor: Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute
Chair
Ms. Josefina Almeda
Executive Director
PSRTI
Presenters
  1. Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017: From the World Development Indicators
     
    Mr. Umar Serajuddin
    Senior Economist
    World Bank 
  1. Ms. Rosemarie Edillon
    Undersecretary
    National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
    Philippines
  1. National Evaluation Systems and Capacities for Evaluating Progress towards the SDGs: Emerging Lessons from Case Studies of Asia Pacific countries
     
    Ms. Dorothy Lucks
    International consultant
    UNDP
  1. Localization and Integration of Development Reporting in the Pacific
     
    Ms. Alison Culpin
    Demographer and Social Statistician,
    Statistics for Development Division
    Statistics for Development Division Pacific Community
12:45 - 02:00 Lunch Break
02:00 - 03:30 SIMULTANEOUS SESSION
Theme 4: Monitoring sector specific indicators 
Session 1-1: Exploring the use of statistical methodologies to respond to sectoral concerns
 
Session Sponsor: Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute
Chair
Mr. Dennis Mapa
Dean
University of the Philippines School of Statistics
Philippines
Presenters
  1. Current methodological work for the measurement of green jobs: Proposals for the statistical definition and measurement
     
    Mr. Tite Habiyakare
    Regional Labour Statistician
    ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  1. Multidimenisonal Poverty Measures as Tools for Policy Action

    Ms. Sabina Alkire

    Director
    Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative
  1. Methods to Compute Food Security Indicators for Sustainable Development Goals 2
     
    Mr. Abdul Sattar
    Regional Food Security Analyst
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 
    Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  1. Estimating Population Using Settlement Features Extracted from High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Locally-sourced Micro Census Data
     
    Mr. Vincent Seaman
    Deputy Director- Strategy, Data & Analytics
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
02:00 - 03:30
Theme 2: Integration of different data sources for SDG monitoring 
Session 1-2: Increasing the usability of civil registration and vital statistics –getting the basics right

The session focuses on how to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics system to provide more reliable and accurate information addressing the diverse needs of the growing population

 
Session Sponsor: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Chair
Ms. Lisa Grace S. Bersales
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
PSA
Presenters
  1. Getting the Basics Right for increasing Usability of Mortality and Causes of Death Statistics from Civil Registration
     
    Mr. Martin Nyahoda
    Deputy Registrar General
    Republic of Zambia
  1. Mr. Luis Gonzalez Morales
    Statistician
    UNSD
  1. Ms. Paula Monina Collado
    Consultant
    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
     
    Mr. Thinley Wangchuck
    CRVS project committee member
    Department of Civil Registration and Census (DCRC), Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
    Bhutan
     
    Mr. Tengiz Tsekvava
    Deputy Executive Director 
    National Statistics Office of Georgia
  1. Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System in the Philippines

    Ms. Aurora Reolalas

    Chief, Vital Statistics Division
    PSA
02:00 - 03:00
Theme 3: Localizing Statistics 
Session 1-3: SDG accountability

Local governments, the private sector, civil society and non-government organizations, being the catalysts, are essential for promoting inclusive sustainable development within their territories. By creating broad-based ownership, commitment and accountability, they are vital partners to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presenters are expected to share experiences on making SDGs matter in their governance & communities.

 
Session Sponsor: Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Chair
Ms. Lina V. Castro
Consultant
Philippines
Presenters
  1. Catbalogan City and the SDGs: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned
     
    Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan
    Mayor
    Catbalogan City, Samar
    Philippines
  1. Labing Pitong Hamon sa Bawat Cauayeño: Cauayan City in Localizing United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
     
    Hon. Bernard Faustino Dy
    Mayor
    Cauayan City, Isabela
    Philippines
  1. Cities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Processes and Incentives in Localizing the SDGs
     
    Ms. Joy Camille Baldo
    Project Officer - Sustainability Management
    ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat
03:30 - 04:00 Coffee Break
04:00 - 05:30
Theme 3: Localizing Statistics 
Session 2-1: The Grassroots of SDG Statistics

Strategizing using local statistics will be beneficial for targeted stakeholders but only with high quality subnational statistics can the decision maker effectively map their developmental programs. Lack of lower disaggregated data is one of the struggles being faced by SDG, which creates a bigger problem in efficient decision-making. By addressing the issues and challenges on the compilation of SDG statistics, these can be mapped towards the prioritization of the statistics at the subnational level. This session aims to determine tools and techniques to address data challenges in linking issues on the generation and compilation of SDG statistics towards sub-national progress.

 
Session Sponsor: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Chair
Mr. Lakshman Nagraj Rao
Statistician
Asian Development Bank
Presenters
  1. SDGs and ILO Decent work indicators framework: ILO experience in monitoring at the sub-national levels
     
    Mr. Rafael Diez de Medina
    Chief Statistician and Director
    ILO Department of Statistics, Geneva, Switzerland
  1. Small Area Estimation and Poverty Mapping
    Mr. Roy Van der Weide
    Economist
    World Bank

    and

    Ms. Zita VJ Albacea
    Professor
    University of the Philippines Institute of Statistics
  1. Moving Forward: Analytical Tools for Disaggregating Official Statistics
     
    Mr. Arturo Martinez, Jr.
    Statistician
    Asian Development Bank
  1. Measures of primary health care systems
     
    Ms. Erlyn Rachelle Macarayan
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Harvard University
04:00 - 05:30
Theme 1: Data Storytelling 
Session 2-2: Having the right data for the right decisions towards SDG monitoring

This session focuses on the kind of SDG data relevant for informed decision making and how these are used for effective planning and policy making.

 
Session Sponsor: Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
Chair
Serge Kapto
Policy Specialist
UNDP
Presenters
  1. Longitudinal Cohort Study on the 10-year old Girl and Boy
     
    Ms. Judith Borja 
    Director, Office of Population Studies Foundation
    University of San Carlos
    Philippines
  1. Decent work in the Philippines
     
    Mr. Alex Avila
    Assistant Secretary
    Department of Labor and Employment
    Philippines
  1. Producing the Right Data for the SDGs
     
    Mr.  Abou Bakr Mahmoud Mohamed Bakr El-Gendy
    President
    Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics
    Egypt
  1. Mr. Ajin Jirachiefpattana
    Deputy Director General
    National Statistical Office 
    Thailand
04:00 - 05:30
Theme 2: Integration of different data sources for SDG 
Session 2-3: Building confidence in the use of administrative data
 
This session entails presentations on the experiences, challenges, and best practices of various countries in the use of administrative data and registers for official statistics. Details on the different quality assessment tools/mechanisms developed to measure the readiness of administrative data for use in official statistics will also be discussed in this session.
 
Session Sponsor: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)
Chair
Ms. Carmelita Ericta
Consultant
Philippines
Presenters
  1. Institutional Change towards Modernization of the Statistical System, Palestine Experience
     
    Ms. Samar Awaad
    Senior Assistant, President Office
    Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
  1. Management Challenges in the Use of Admin Data in the Production of Statistics
     
    Mr. Maciej Truszczynski
    Head of Section
    Statistics Denmark 
  1. Philippine System of National Accounts
     
    Ms. Vivian Ilarina
    Assistant National Statistician
    PSA
  1. Building Confidence In The Use Of Administrative - Based Data - A Case Of Tanzania
     
    Ms. Albina Chuwa
    Director General
    Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics
05 October 2017 (Thursday)
09:00 - 10:30
Plenary Session 3 - Financing Data and Statistics for SDG implementation
 
Using the opportunity of the launch of PRESS 2017 – the Partner Report on Support to Statistics – this session aims to discuss the current state and forthcoming challenges for financial support to statistical development, in a context of increasing demand for timely, relevant, high-quality data for the implementation of the SDGs. The session will also discuss on the different actions that could be taken from stakeholders to improving financing, from strengthening advocacy, incorporating statistical needs in national budgeting and expenditure frameworks, incorporating private sector initiatives and other best practices included in the Cape Town Action Plan.  
 
Session Sponsor: Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21)
Chair
Shaida Badiee
Managing Director
Open Data Watch
Presenters
  1. Financing Data and Statistics for SDG implementation
     
    Mr. Johannes Jütting
    Secretariat Manager
    PARIS21
  1. Mr. Vincent Seaman
    Deputy Director- Strategy, Data & Analytics
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  1. Mr. Bonar Laureto
    Executive Director 
    Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE)
    Project Partner, UNDP SDGs is our Biz Project
  1. Mr. Simil Johnson
    Head
    Head of Vanuatu National Statistics Office
  1. Ms. Rosario Manasan
    Senior Research Fellow
    Philippine Institute of Development Studies
  1. Ms. Claire Melamed
    Executive Director
    Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
SIMULTANEOUS SESSION
11:00 - 12:30
Theme 2: Integration of different data sources for SDG monitoring 
Session 3-1: Big data technology/citizen generated data as source for some of SDG indicators
 
This session discusses the new paradigm in providing abundant data and opportunities to better monitor the SDGs. This will focus on exploring the use of new technologies and citizen-generated data as source for some SDG indicators as well as integrating data from private sector, academia and civil society as a source for some SDG, Indicators not available from existing data collection systems
 
Session Sponsor: United Nations Population Fund, Philippines
Chair
Mr. Klaus Beck
Country Representative
UNFPA
Presenters
  1. Mr. Philipp Schönrock
    Director
    Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI)
  1. Empowering Women-Entrepreneurs at CARD-MRI: The Role of Technology-Based Data Management
     
    Ms. Marilyn Manila
    Manager for Community Development Group 
    CARD MRI
  1. SDGs amenable to measurement using big data: Examples and challenges
     
    Mr. Rohan Samarajiva
    Chair
    LIRNEasia
  1. Big Data for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action
     
    Mr. Jong Gun Lee
    Data Scientist & Research Lead
    Global Pulse Jakarta
11:00 - 12:30
Theme 1: Data Storytelling 
Session 3-2: Keeping data open but private for Agenda 2030
 
This session looks into the principles of open data, its power and issues/concerns raised on its use. It is hoped that the discussion will also delve into standards that needs to be set-up to maximize the use of open data without violating the UNFPOS. The session will also discuss solutions to harmonize the collection of open government data on the SDGS
 
Sponsor: Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), Philippines
Chair
Mr. Richard Moya
Consultant
Philippines
Presenters
  1. Jose Ramon G. Albert
    Research Fellow
    Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS)
  1. Ms. Francesca Perucci
    Chief, Statistical Service Branch
    UNSD
  1. Open Data for Sustainable Development Goals
     
    Ms. Shaida Badiee 
    Managing Director and Co-founder
    Open Data Watch
  1. Mr. Gabriel Maurice Demombynes
    Program Leader, Human Development
    World Bank
11:00 - 12:30
Theme 4: Monitoring sector specific indicators 
Session 3-3: Statistics for reducing impacts from disasters
 
The session is an opportunity to share experiences and emerging tools, and generate ideas on how to overcome challenges for improving availability and quality of statistics for understanding and addressing disaster risk through discussions among conference participants and panelists.
 
Session Sponsor: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Chair
Mr. Romeo Recide
Deputy National Statistician
PSA
Panelists
  1. Ms. Kanokporn Chucherd
    Foreign Relations Official
    Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM)
    Thailand
  1. Ms. Budsara Sangaroon
    Statistician
    National Statistical Office
    Thailand
  1. Ms. Nona Iriana
    Head of Subdirectorate, Environment Statistics,
    Directorate of Social Resilience Statistics
    Badan Pusat Statistik, Indonesia
  1. Mr. Hermawan Agustina 
    Head of Data Section, Data and Information Center
    Disaster Management Agency of Indonesia (BNPB)
    Indonesia
11:00 - 12:30
Session 3-4: Tools for SDG Monitoring
 
This session focus on the tools and instruments that can be used in assessing progress in achieving SDG targets. These are designed to better communicate the progress made by countries and would help policy makers better understand their status in terms of achieving the targets.
 
Session Sponsor: Land Bank of the Philippines
Chair
Mr. Romulo Virola
Consultant
Philippines
Presenters
  1. Tracking progress towards the SDGs: measuring the otherwise ambiguous progress
     
    Mr. Arman Bidarbakht Nia
    Statistician
    UNESCAP 
  1. Mr. Johannes Jütting
    Secretariat Manager
    PARIS21
  1. SDG Tracker for India
     
    Anjori Pasricha
    Research & Analysis Consultant 
    SocialCops
    India
12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 15:30
Theme 2: Integration of different data sources for SDG monitoring
Session 4-1: Leaving No One Behind through Censuses
 
This session aims to discuss the need to conduct censuses, which are vital in SDG monitoring. It is expected that the discussions will focus on the critical importance of demographic data and analysis for achieving sustainable development and ensuring that no one is left behind, and on how the census can be strengthened to help achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda
 
Session Sponsor: World Health Organization
Chair
Mr. Tomas P. Africa
Consultant
Philippines
Presenters
  1. Measuring the Sustainable Development Goals with census microdata from IPUMS-International
     
    Ms. Sula Sarkar 
    Research Scientist
    IPUMS-International
  1. Measuring SDGs Using Philippines' Population Censuses

    Ms. Minerva Eloisa Esquivias

    Assistant National Statistician
    PSA
  1. Population Census Data for SDG Reporting

    Mr. Christophe Lefranc

    Technical Adviser, Population and Development 
    UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office 
  1. Potential use of census data for generating SDG indicators

    Ms. Yongyi Min

    Senior Statistician
    UNSD
14:00 - 15:30
Theme 2: Localizing Statistics 
Session 4-2: Building-up monitoring and reporting of the SDGs at the local level
 
While there will be a need to synchronize SDGs in the interest of pulling in the same direction on critical national-level, issues, there can be different monitoring and reporting challenges at the subnational level (communities, ecosystems, sectors etc.). This session highlights and builds on the challenges in the sub-national monitoring and reporting capacities as well as suggests possible solutions to address these.
 
Session Sponsor: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Philippines
Chair
Ms. Lina V. Castro
Consultant
Philippines
Presenters
  1. Local-level SDG Dashboard
     
    Ms. Celia Reyes
    Research Fellow II
    Philippine Institute for Development Studies
  1. Experiences and Challenges in reporting on SDGs
     
    Mr. Shinji Ueda
    Deputy-Director for International Statistical Affairs
    Office of Director-General for Policy Planning on Statistical Standards, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
    Japan
  1. Role of Business in Monitoring and Reporting Local SDG Data

    Ms. Agnes De Jesus

    First Philippine Holdings
    Lopez Group of companies
    Philippines
  1. Experiences and Challenges in Reporting SDGs

    Ms. Patricia McCarney

    President and CEO 
    World Council on City Data
14:00 - 15:30
Theme: Monitoring sector specific indicators 
Session 4-3: Strengthening Access to Justice: New Methodologies and Partnerships to Measure Civil Justice
 
The session aims to highlight potential solutions to the difficult task of measuring SDG 16.3 on access to justice. Through this focus on measuring civil justice, the session explores how new partnerships, tools and policy instruments used to advance progress towards 16.3 may be employed across other aspects of SDG 16 and broader parts of the SDG agenda.
 
Session Sponsor: JACALA
Chair
Ms. Sumaiya Islam
Program Manager
Open Society Justice Initiative 
Presenters
  1. Ms. Diani Sadiawati
    Senior Advisor
    Indonesia National Planning Ministry
  1. Mr. Deepak Thapa
    Executive Director
    Social Science Baha, Nepal
  1. Mr. Raphael Kasonga
    Manager, Social Statistics
    Statistics South Africa
  1. Mr. Peter Chapman
    Policy Officer
    Open Society Justice Initiative
  1. Mr. Celso Soares
    Vice Presidente
    Instituto Nacional de Estadistica de Cabo Verde
  1. Mr. Pascoe Pleasance
    Professor, Empirical Legal Studies
    University College London
14:00 - 15:30
Theme – Data Story telling 
Session 4-4: Handling the Data Explosion in SDG through Data Visualization
 
Data Visualization is a booming channel to present statistics with a coherent narrative. Specifically, data are a vital element in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals but the aim of putting together the data for SDG is still a work in progress. Through data visualization, driving home important points to decision makers and putting stories into the data has become increasingly popular. This session aims to bring together the front-runners behind the advocacy of data visualization in achieving the SDG.
 
Session Sponsor: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
Chair
Ms. Rosabel Guerrero
Director
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
Presenters
  1. The Star Trek Fallacy: Avoiding Big Data Optical Illusions and Pitfalls
     
    Mr. Erik Wetter
    Co-founder and Chairman
    Flowminder
  1. Filling the data gaps through data innovation
     
    Mr. Alexandru Oprunenco
    Lead, Knowledge and Innovation
    UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
  1. Mr. Kris Oswalt
    President
    Community Systems Foundation
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
Plenary Session 4: Counting the Uncounted 
 
This session provides a venue to discuss the challenges faced in the production of disaggregated data to monitor the sustainable development goals. The session also highlights the innovative solutions to address the data gaps to ensure no one is left behind.
Chair
Ms. Margarita Guerrero
Consultant
Presenters
  1. Counting the Uncounted

    Mr. Glenn Everett

    Deputy Director of Well-being Inequalities Sustainability and Environment
    Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom
  1. Gender mainstreaming in statistics: a global vision

    Ms. Jessamyn Encarnacion

    Policy Specialist
    UN Women
  1. Data Disaggregation and the Global SDG Indicators

    Ms. Yongyi Min

    Senior Statistician
    UNSD
  1. Leaving No One Behind and Ageing Statistics

    Mr. Serge Kapto

    Policy Specialist, Data for Development
    UNDP
  1. Nicolas Fasel
    Adviser on Human Rights Measurement
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
06 October 2017 (FRIDAY)
SIMULTANEOUS SESSION
09:00 - 10:30
Theme 2: Integration of different data sources for SDG monitoring 
Session 5-1: Strengthening surveys to respond to data requirements
 
This session focuses on the efforts to improve and expand the surveys taking into account the needs posed by the SDGs. It also aims to ensure country ownership of these surveys.
 
Session Sponsor: United Nations Children’s Fund, Philippines
Chair
Mr. Augusto Rodriguez
Consultant
Presenters
  1. Aligning Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys to the SDG Era

    Mr. Attila Hancioglu

    Senior Adviser
    UNICEF
  1. Update of the Inter-secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys (by the Chair- ILO): importance and contribution to statistical coordination 
     
    Mr. Rafael Diez de Medina
    Chief Statistician and Director
    ILO Department of Statistics, Geneva
  1. SDG WASH and Wastewater monitoring
     
    Ms. Wilma A. Guillen
    Assistant National Statistician
    PSA
09:00 - 10:30
Theme 6: Building readiness for the SDG challenge 
Session 5-2: Enhancing capacity building strategies in SDG monitoring
 
This session highlights the need for better coordinated capacity-building strategies for statistical production and analysis on SDGs. It also includes defining the strategies for building capacities in the national statistical system, identifying the capacity building needs and creating partnerships with relevant stakeholders. 
 
Session Sponsor: Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute
Chair
Capacity Development 4.0: defining a new agenda

Mr. Johannes Jütting

PARIS21
Presenters
  1. Mr. Serge Kapto
    Policy Specialist on Data for Development in the Strategic Policy Unit UNDP
  1. Mr. Luis Gonzalez Morales
    Statistician
    UNSD
  1. Mr. Pali Lehola 
    Statistician-General
    Statistics South Africa
  1. Mr. Erik Wetter
    Co-founder and Chairman
    Flowminder
  1. Mr. Mukesh Srivastava
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 
    Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
09:00 - 10:30
Theme 1: Data Storytelling (Communicating and Understanding the Data) 
Session 5-3: Data Journalism and Communications: The Story Beyond the Numbers
This session showcases a variety of ways to creatively tell stories beyond the traditional data presentation that stands out and appeals to readers. It can be through interactive info graphics and visuals that readers can understand more clearly and would bring stories to life in new and engaging ways. These stories help inform those who do not know and reveal what is not known and guide those who may have been misled in terms of using and analyzing the data.
 
Session Sponsor: Department of Finance
Chair
Ms. Rena Doña
UNFPA
Presenters
  1. Mr. Mauricio Perfetti del Corral
    Director General
    Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE)
    Columbia
  1. Discover, Use, Make, and Share SDG Data through Contemporary Analytic and Communication Technologies
     
    Mr. Charles Brigham
    Account Executive
    ESRI
  1. Mr. Philipp Schönrock
    Director
    Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI)
09:00 - 10:30
Theme: Setting statistical standards (data principles and standards) 
Session 5-4: Bounds, Pillars and Networks for SDG Statistics
 
The Session covers statistical laws, principles and coordination mechanisms that support the SDGs at the international and local levels.
 
Session Sponsor: Commission on Higher Education
Chair
Yongyi Min
UNSD
Presenters
  1. ICLS standards development and adoption mechanisms: importance and contribution to SDGs monitoring standards (19th ICLS and the planned 20th ICLS)
     
    Mr. Tite Habiyakare
    Regional Labour Statistician
    ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok
  1. Policy Frameworks on SDG Indicator Management
     
    Mr. Suman Aryal
    Director General of the Central Bureau of Statistics, Government of Nepal
  1. Implementation of SDMX
     
    Mr. Manuel Cuellar-Rio
    Acting Deputy Director General of Integration of Information
    National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI)
    Mexico
  1. Sustainable Development Goal Index: A Way to Measure Progress in Sustainable Development?
     
    Mr. Philip Arnold Tuano
    Acting Coordinator
    Sustainable Development Solutions Network 
    Philippines
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:30
Plenary Session 5: The Way Forward  
 
This session provides guidance on how the different data ecosystems work together to address the challenges of monitoring the sustainable development goals - to ensure that data production and utilization are improved and data are fully utilized for better decision making. In a nutshell, the recommendations, in line with the monitoring of the SDGs are shared.
Chair
Ms. Lisa Grace S. Bersales 
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
PSA
Presenters
  1. Carlos Felipe Prada Lombo 
    Deputy Director 
    Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE)
    Colombia
  1. Ms. Yongyi Min
    Senior Statistician
    UNSD
  1. Mr. Johannes Jütting
    Secretariat Manager
    PARIS21
  1. Mr. Claire Melamed
    Executive Director
    Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data 

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