The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) will conduct the Sixth Workshop on Forging Partnerships in Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific: Networking and Coordination for Agricultural and Rural Statistics during 2 – 4 September 2014, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
The workshop aims to organize a network of training partners for agricultural and rural statistics as a sub-group of the Asia-Pacific Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training (the Network) which is mandated by the ESCAP Committee on Statistics and was established in April 2014 with 24 members. In the area of agricultural and rural statistics, the Network members agreed that a sub-group would serve to facilitate coordination in the implementation of the training component of the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics.
The objectives of the workshop are:
• To develop and agree on the terms of reference of the sub-group for agricultural and rural statistics;
• To map out a work programme of the sub-group for 2014-2015 and
• To design a training-of-trainers course for applying core skills frameworks and training needs assessment tools at the country level.
Target participants for the workshop are members of the Network who have expressed interest in joining the sub-group, heads of national training institutions on statistics and agricultural statistics and agricultural statisticians and agricultural statistics experts.