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25 to 27 May 2016 | By invitation only

The workshop was organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with other United Nations agencies and development partners, including UNWomen, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO, and WHO on 25-27 May 2016 at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok. 

The workshop aimed to enhance work on the production and dissemination of gender-sensitive statistics with a focus on sex-disaggregation of data for the global monitoring framework and the list of indicators for the SDGs.

The 3-day workshop was to bring together experts in policy analysis and statistics from Asia and the Pacific region to assess the required sex-disaggregation breakdowns by relevant population characteristics for selected key global SDG indicators on the basis of national and regional priorities for promoting gender equality and empowerment of women of the 2030 Agenda. The workshop was also expected to produce recommendations on priorities for strengthen regional support to countries in enhancing their data production and dissemination in view of advancing gender-responsive statistics for evidence-based decision-making. 

Title Speaker/Presenter
Session 1 Setting the scene
a. Welcome and putting it in the context Yanhong Zhang, Chief, Population and Social Statistics Section, ESCAP Statistics Division
b. Objectives and expected outcomes  Arman Bidar Bakhnia, Lecturer/Statistician, SIAP
c. Overview of SDGs indicator selection process Papa A. Seck, Chief Statistician, UN Women, New York
Session 2 Diving into priority goal areas
Aa. Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Malaysian Indicators and Issues Cecilia Ng (Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC)) and Yeong Pey Jung (Penang Institute)
Ab. Unpaid Work An Obstacle to Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment including Women’s Labour Force Participation Indira Hirway, Centre For Development Alternatives, India
Ac. Measuring Asset Ownership and Entrepreneurship from a Gender Perspective Kaushal Joshi, Principal Statistician, ERDI, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ad: Data to inform policy: who is being left behind in Asia? - Examples from Bangladesh and Viet Nam  Tanvi Bhatkal, Senior Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute, London, United Kingdom

B. Which population (sub-)group(s) tend to fall behind in Asia and the Pacific?

C. Monitoring women’s leadership and political participation in Asia and the Pacific Papa A. Seck, Chief Statistician, UN Women, New York.
D. Violence and harmful practices against women and girls: SDG indicators – needs and challenges around data disaggregation Henrica A.F. M. (Henriette) Jansen, International Researcher violence against women, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok
Da. Data on Violence Against Women (VAW) in Lao PDR Thirakha Chantharanouvong, Deputy Director General of Department of Social Statistics, Lao Statistics Bureau.
Ea. The Gender, Climate Change and Environment Nexus – What is missing in the SDG indicators? Annette Wallgren, UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific
Eb. Gender equality in agriculture and rural development: Challenges and opportunities around women’s access to land and rural women’s advancement Chiara Brunelli and Clara Mi Young Park, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Ec. Regional trends on gender data collection and analysis Rajesh Sharma UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.
Fa. Participation and Learning Outcomes: Identifying Population Groups which tend to fall behind EFA Target: Case of SDG 4.6 Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, Deputy Director for Programme and Development, SEAMEO Secretariat
Fb. Bringing All Children in School- Identifying the “Left Behinds” Roshan Bajracharya, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UNESCO Bangkok
Session 3 Exploring solutions to meet data demands
Aa. Benchmark Publication on Gender and the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific Ms Laurence Levaque, Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development), Social Development, Governance and Gender Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB, Manila
Ab. Gender Equality and the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific Region ADB and UN Women
Ba. The Integrated Data Infrastructure and its benefits for producing and disseminating disaggregated data Aaron Beck, Statistics New Zealand
Bb. PSA Small Area Poverty Estimation Project Philippine Statistical Authority.
Bc. Data challenges for tracking progress in policies for women’s empowerment and family planning in Thailand National Statistical Office, Thailand.
Bd. Combining different sources of data for analyzing situation of women in Malaysia Ms Rozita ABD Matalib, Deputy Director, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia and Mr Mohd Sofi Ali, Principal Assistant Director, Department of Statistics Malaysia
Be. Using Various Sources of Administrative Data for Producing (Sex-) Disaggregated Statistics - Republic of Korea  Ms Young Shil Park, Deputy Director, Statistical Research Institute, Statistics Korea
Bf. Small Area Estimation and its application for producing disaggregated statistics in Nepal Rudra Suwal, Director General, Social Statistics Division, Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal
Session 4 Ways forward

Human Rights-Based Approach to data collection, disaggregation and use

Heike Alefsen, UNDG

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