The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) in collaboration with UNWOMEN office is organizing a half-day workshop themed “Open access to statistical data by NISR and dissemination of Gender Statistics Report 2013” to take place on 10th May 2012 in SERENA Hotel, Kigali. The workshop has double complementary objective:

Objective 1: Open access to statistical data 

The first objective of the workshop is to inform the users of statistical data at large about the ‘open’ nature of statistical data that NISR is producing, its availability and means of access.

During the workshop, NISR intends to showcase to participants (development partners, researchers, academia, government institutions, media and the private sector) the easy availability and modern IT means of accessing time-series data, microdata and associated metadata from NISR. Microdata catalog from National Data Archive (NADA), time-series data from Rwanda Statistical Data Portal, Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) Registry for data exchange, and accessing indicators by SMSs will be demonstrated along with other tools.
Interestingly, the workshop will feature multi-stakeholders discussion about the new platforms demonstrated, and experienced delegates from United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD),PARIS 21 and PROGNOZ will share with participants their experiences and importance of these platforms in the global context.
Objective 2:  Dissemination of Gender Statistics Report 2013
Rwanda recognizes that ensuring gender equality and empowerment of women has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Accordingly, there are a number of international, regional and national commitments including, but not limited to, Millennium Development Goal (MDG), Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS), Vision 2020, National Gender Policy and National Strategic Plan for Family Promotion (2011-2015) that seek to provide women and men with equal opportunities and ensure that their interventions are gender-sensitive.
Given that statistics plays necessary role in monitoring and evaluating those excellent commitments, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) and UN Women, committed to annually produce Gender Statistics Report through a comprehensive Gender Statistics Framework for Rwanda (GSF) established in 2012.
Therefore, the workshop will be an opportunity to disseminate the Gender Statistics Report 2013 which we believe will significantly contribute to evidence-based planning and to the evaluation and monitoring of great slides that Rwanda makes in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women as evidenced in other reports that NISR currently produces. Thanks to ONE UN through UN Women for having provided financial support to organize this event.


Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Hon. Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Hon. Minister of Youth and ICT, Director Generals of public and private institutions, Directors of planning from ministries, Director General/ Madagascar Statistical Office, UN agencies operating in Rwanda, Development partners, African Development Bank (AfDB), NGOs, Experts from PARIS 21 and PROGNOZ, researchers, academia and media are expected to be participants in this workshop

Venue: Serena Hotel, Kigali
Date: 10th  May 2013

For more information, please contact:
Tel: (250) 788616735