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    African Statistics Day 2022 to promote understanding about importance of Statisticsp

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    By Hosea parah, Abuja

    The African Statistics Day(ASD)2022 has been scheduled to be celebrated on 18 November 2022, to promote understanding about the importance of Statistics in all dimensions of life, including Society,the economy,and environment.

    The ASD was adopted in May 1990 at the UNECA conference of African Ministers responsible for Planning and Economic Development.

    The program which is a yearly event aimed at focusing on raising awareness amongst decision-makers, development partners, data producers and users, academia, researchers, and the public on the importance of statistics on a specific theme.

    The theme for 2022 annual event is “Strengthening data systems by modernizing the production and use of agricultural statistics: informing policies with a view to improving resilience in agriculture, nutrition, and food security in Africa” – a call to modernize data systems for the production, dissemination, and use of agricultural statistics.

    This year’s theme is aligned with the African Union theme, “2022, the Year of Nutrition: strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African continent”.

    At the regional level, the African Statistics Day 2022 will be held online on 18 November 2022 as part of the continent-wide celebrations.

    The event is organised by the African Centre for Statistics of the UNECA in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations.

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