Kenya National Workshop on SDGs: Roadmaps and Data Ecosystems, 15 – 16 August

After an exciting workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this past weekend, the Data Roadmap on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya today.

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy President of Kenya are convening a global network of governments, NGOs, businesses, and national level stakeholders; to strengthen the inclusivity, trust, and innovation in the way that data is used to address Kenya’s sustainable development.

In her speech at the Political Launch of the GPSDD, H.E. (DR) Ambassador Amina Mohammed affirmed that Kenya’s promise of inclusive development can only be achieved by creating an inclusive data ecosystem involving government, private sector, academia, non-profit organisations, innovators, local communities and development partnerships. The Kenya national workshop on SDGs Roadmaps and data ecosystems follows on these commitments to improve informational aspects of decision-making; by engaging these multiple stakeholders through practical collaboration and taking deep dives on data driven/policy initiatives.

The workshop aims to:

  • demonstrate the potential for transformation, using data for decision-making at national and subnational levels;
  • increase technical collaboration between Anchor Partners and Champions of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development and multiple-stakeholder in the Republic of Kenya towards defining an integrated path forward for the data roadmap;
  • prepare for a data driven engagement in Vision 2030 MTPIII process and County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) process.

During the two-day workshops – the working groups will take a look at the agreed work plans for supporting countries at national and subnational levels (including cities), to develop and implement multi-stakeholder roadmaps for harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development based on local and national priorities for SDGs and national plans. This will also include a session on citizen-generated data (CGD) in support of SDGs, presented by DataShift’s, Davis Adieno.

CIVICUS World Alliance is an anchor member of the GPSDD. Read more about the partnership on http://data4sdgs.org/.

For more information visit http://civicus.org/

You can follow Davis’ participation at the workshops on Twitter: @DavisAdieno

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