Second Meeting of the Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific

4 March 2016, Chiba, Japan

The ESCAP Committee on Statistics, at its third session, decided to establish a Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific (the Network) and tasked SIAP to facilitate its work. The inception and organizational meeting of the Network was held during 22 to 24 April 2014 in Chiba, Japan. As part of its work programme, the Network established a Sub-group on agricultural statistics mandated to develop necessary tools and methods for training needs assessment on the area of agriculture and rural statistics to be utilized by training providers in the region to build human capacity on producing agricultural and rural statistics.

The second meeting of the Network will be convened on 4 March 2016 to review and update its programme of work, including that of the Sub-group, and discuss and make decisions on:
• Extending its work to other areas of official statistics
• Establishing a database on experts and training resources on official statistics
• Programme for certifying trainers and training institutes on official statistics

Meeting Materials

Provisional Agenda

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Agenda item 2- Review of the programme of work of the Network

• Review the programme of work of the Network for 2014-2015
• Review and endorse the TOR of the Subgroup on Training for Agricultural and Rural Statistics

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Agenda item 3- Expanding the Network’s work to other areas of official statistics

• Recommendations relating to the coordination of training from the 11th session of the SIAP Governing Council

• Global Training Network

• Subjects and happenings in official statistics

• Priority areas which require immediate actions for coordination of training by the Network: (1) household surveys; (2) SDG indicators related training

• Future strategies of the Network: Activities or organizational changes that the Network should include in its work programme in the future

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Agenda item 4- Expanding the inventory of and access to trainers on official statistics in the region

• Expanding the inventory of and access to trainers on official statistics in the region


• Discuss and recommend procedures for certifying trainers on official statistics by the Network

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Agenda item 5- Future programme of work of the Network

• Based on the discussion and recommendations under previous items, propose the programme of work and organization of the Network for 2016-2017