The side event on "Citizen Science for Health and Well-Being Statistics", co-organized by ESCAP, The Danish Institute for Human Rights, UNSD, WHO and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis(IIASA), will take place on 28 September 2023 from 17:30 to 19:30 (UTC+2) at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Supporting documents:
Objectives of this Side Event
The objectives of this side event are to share findings from the aforementioned, recently published scientific paper on citizen science approaches for health and well-being data and statistics by the WHO and IIASA experts, discuss challenges and lessons learned to obtain institutional support from management, establish and maintain partnerships with CSOs and citizens, and secure resources for sustainable implementation of CGD in health data and statistics production. Equally important, the side event offers a platform for countries to share their experiences on using CGD in official statistics and insights on key institutional, legislative, and policy enablers for CGD.
The main events are as follows:
- On 27 September 2023, the UN Statistics Division is organizing a one-day workshop on citizen-generated data. The workshop aims to familiarize participants with various global frameworks that govern official statistics; and facilitate an exchange of experiences and peer-learning on leveraging CGD for public policy, including challenges faced and lessons learnt on how to overcome the challenges.
- On 28 September 2023, an expert group will meet with a specific focus on the development of a Conceptual Framework on Citizen Contributions to Data. The meeting will review and discuss the following:
- Review and discuss a draft Conceptual Framework on Citizen Contributions to Data
- Discuss ways and steps to operationalize the Conceptual Framework
- Discuss ways to overcome key challenges in engaging with citizens in data processes such as data quality, building trust and keeping the engagement sustainable