Werner Hernani (Fundación ARU) joins the Cartagena Data Festival, Cartagena, Colombia (20-22 April)

Werner Hernani (Fundación ARU) joins the Cartagena Data Festival, Cartagena, Colombia (20-22 April)

A member of the Southern Voice network, Dr Werner Hernani, addressed the Cartagena Data Festival at Cartagena, Colombia on April 21, 2015.

Dr Hernani, who is the Executive Director of ARU Foundation, Bolivia, was a panellist for a fishbowl discussion titled “Can institutions rise to the challenge?”

Official statistics are altered by different demands, coming from local and global sources. The discussion deliberated upon whether institutions can adapt to such challenges and was moderated by Bruce Campbell, Director, Technical Division, UNFPA.

The other panellists were Dr. Nyi Nyi, Director of Population, Central Statistical Organization, Myanmar; Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General, Statistics South Africa; Lina Castro, Deputy National Statistician, Philippines Statistics Authority; Ricardo Fuentes, Head of Research, Oxfam GB 16; and Johannes Jütting, Secretariat Manager, PARIS21.

The Cartagena Data Festival was organised by ODI, Africa Gathering, CEPEI, Data-Pop Alliance, PARIS21, UNDP and UNFPA. The event was aimed at solving critical gaps in coverage, access and analysis of data, thus helping to steer forward the implementation of the post-2015 international development agenda.

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