The Stats Cafe aimed to provide an overview of the current state of gender statistics within the Asia-Pacific region. The session also showcased innovative strategies, opportunities, and relationships current members have built through participation in the Gender Data Network (GDN) activities, particularly in the Africa region, and discussed the value proposition of the expansion of such a network to the Asia-Pacific region.
Attendees also learned more about and appreciated the:
- State of gender statistics in the Asia-Pacific region, including opportunities for improvement and collaboration;
- Importance of cross-country exchange in scaling innovative gender data collection, analysis, and dissemination strategies;
- Value of cohort experiences that facilitate continued professional and personal development; and
- Impact of the GDN and possibilities for potential expansion to the Asia-Pacific region.