These two expert dialogues will provide an opportunity for heads of NSOs to help to shape global and regional data governance work. It is an opportunity for Chief Statisticians in Asia and the Pacific to explore the two emerging issues which the Committee will be considering: Measuring Progress Beyond Gross Domestic Product [ESCAP/CST/2022/5: 中文 | English | Français | Русский] and Data Governance in a Changing World [ESCAP/CST/2022/6: 中文 | English | Français | Русский]. The overarching theme of the expert dialogues is Data Governance and hence beyond GDP progress measures will feature and be discussed within this theme.
It is expected the dialogues will identify opportunities for regional action to strengthen data governance, including the increased production and use of complementary progress measures. The expert dialogues will also provide an opportunity for countries to share their experiences and challenges around data governance as well as to engage with a range of regional and global data governance initiatives.
About the Expert Dialogue 1
The first expert dialogue will provide an opportunity for countries to share their experiences on data governance issues. The use of a “world café” format will allow participants to explore a number of data governance issues by discussing them in small table groups.
There will be five tables in the room [5 subregions; one table will have 2 bureau hosts] and each table will have a Bureau member and an ESCAP staff who together will be the “table host”. Each table will have a data governance topic to discuss in more detail. The ESCAP staff can help with the preparation and with the smooth running of the dialogues. The ESCAP staff will remain at the table throughout the discussion whereas the bureau member may choose to move around to take part in the discussions, however, they will need to return to their table near the end so they can summarise the key points.