Sustainable Development Goals

Accelerating FAO support on SDG monitoring Follow-up Meeting with FAO Representatives and Decentralized Offices in REU and RNE

03/11/2021 - 03/11/2021

The FAO Regional Offices for Near East and North Africa (FAORNE) and Europe and Central Asia (REU), jointly with the Office of Chief Statistician (OCS), organized a follow-up meeting on the resources to support decentralized offices in accelerating FAO monitoring of SDGs.

The objective of the meeting was to discuss with FAO representatives and staff in decentralized offices how to better support countries in the production, reporting and use of SDG indicators. In particular, the meeting aimed to:
• Collect feedback on the implementation of the toolkit "Accelerating FAO support SDG monitoring"
• Collect feedback on the implementation of the Guidelines on Mainstreaming Statistics and SDG indicators in CCAs/UNSDCFs
• Introduce the Presentation of the Roadmap for Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia
• Present a draft programme for a set of training sessions targeting FAO country offices and covering a series of specific topics of relevance to SDG monitoring
• Share information on the latest updates regarding the planning of statistical activities and data accelerators under the new Strategic Framework

The meeting took place virtually on Wednesday, November 3rd from 10:00-12:45 Rome/Budapest time and 11:00-13:45 Cairo time.

Presentations

PROGRAMME

Accelerating FAO support on SDG monitoring

Follow-up Meeting with FAO Representatives and Decentralized Offices in REU and RNE

3 November 2021, 10:00 Rome time

Opening

10:00 – 10:05

Welcome and Introduction

Assistant Director-General, FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

Feedback on the implementation of the toolkit “Accelerating FAO support SDG monitoring”

10:05 – 10:35

Open floor discussion to collect feedback on the extent of implementation of the recommendations included in the SDG monitoring toolkit; use of the resources available in the toolkit, and additional support needed from HQ.

Discussion moderated by Pietro Gennari, Chief Statistician

Feedback on the implementation of the Guidelines on Mainstreaming Statistics and SDG indicators in CCAs/UNSDCFs

10:35 – 11:05

Open floor discussion to collect feedback on the extent of implementation of the Guidelines on Mainstreaming Statistics and SDG indicators in the CCA/UNSDCF process.

Country presentations on UNSDCF process:

-          Sub-Regional Office for the Gulf States, on the CCA/UNSDCF process in Bahrain

-          TBD

Discussion moderated by Dorian Kalamvrezos Navarro, Statistician, Office of the Chief Statistician

Roadmap 2021-2023 on Accelerating FAO support on SDG monitoring in the Region

11:05 – 11:15

Presentation of the Roadmap for Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Giorgi Kvinikadze, Regional Statistician, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

11:15 – 11:25

Presentation of the Roadmap for Regional Office for Near East and North Africa

Nancy Chin, Regional Statistician, Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

11:25 – 11:40

Discussion  

Moderated by Valerie Bizier, Senior Statistician, Office of the Chief Statistician

Proposal for a series of virtual training workshops on SDG monitoring

11:40 – 11:50

Presentation of a draft programme for a set of training sessions targeting FAO country offices and covering a series of specific topics of relevance to SDG monitoring.

Pietro Gennari, Chief Statistician, Office of the Chief Statistician

11:50 – 12:20

Discussion: break-out rooms to collect feedback from participants on the proposed training programme, followed by a presentation of results in the plenary

SDG indicators within the wider planning of statistical activities under the new Strategic Framework

12:20 - 12:35

Information-sharing session on the latest updates regarding the planning of statistical activities and data accelerators under the new Strategic Framework

Valerie Bizier, Senior Statistician, Office of the Chief Statistician

12:35 – 12:40

Wrap-up and conclusions: Pietro Gennari, Chief Statistician, Office of the Chief Statistician    

12:40 – 12:45

Closing remarks

Assistant Director-General, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

 

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