Training Course on Assessing Training Needs of the Statistical Workforce in Agricultural Statistics

[15-18 December 2014, Chiba, Japan]

The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the united Nations (FAO), will conduct the Training Course on Assessing Training Needs of the Statistical Workforce in Agricultural Statistics from 15 to 18 December 2014, in Chiba, Japan with support from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of the Government of Japan. The training course is a part of the programme of work of the Asia-Pacific Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training (the Network), specifically the sub-group on agricultural and rural statistics which was established in September 2014.

The objective of this training-of-trainers course is to equip participants with requisite knowledge and tools for developing, implementing and managing needs assessments as a basis for assessing the training and development needs and improving the performance of the statistical workforce of national statistical offices and statistics units within ministries and agencies in the area of agricultural statistics.

Target participants for the course are managers and human resource development staff engaged in identifying, designing and implementing training and development programmes for statistical staff of their organizations.