The 6th Statistical Data and Metadata exchange Conference kicks off From Cyber-age evidence to practice

The 6th Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX), an international initiative that aims to standardize and modernize mechanisms and processes for the exchange of statistical data and metadata among international organizations and their member countries, in which kicks off in Addis Ababa from October 2-5, 2017.

Statistics make a crucial contribution to good governance in modern democracy, assisting in the formulation and evaluation of policies, among others, hence safeguards should be put in place to protect statisticians, South Africa’s Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla, said Monday.

Mr. Lehohla said the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals have imposed on statisticians the inevitable need to advance the global agenda even further following the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He said the responsibilities were enormous.

The United Religions Initiative (URI) Somalia Coordinator H. E. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud made gigantic participation and comments during this year’s conference to represent Somalia civil society organizations. There was also a delegate from the Federal Government of Somalia and Somaliland regional states.

Over 300 experts from National Statistical Offices, Central Banks, government institutions, international agencies, and the private sector are attending the SDMX conference…For more details of the conference click here.

Though the importance topics of the conference were finished today most of the delegates will depart tomorrow including URI Somalia Coordinator Mr. Daud Abdi Daud.

For more information and interview please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Daud Abdi Daud on +252616349997 Email:


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