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4th International Open Data Conference
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Thursday, October 6 • 14:15 - 15:15
Main Session - Open Data and National Statistical Offices: Experiences and Opportunities

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This session will examine the intersection of open data and official statistics. It will be a provocative discussion on the vital role of open data to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Experts and government representatives will discuss the challenges and opportunities of open data to leverage production and expand use of official statistics. The session will focus on questions including:

  • How open are official statistics, particularly those being used to support the SDGs?

  • Where can NSOs and their partners get big returns from their investment in open data, even in the short-term?

  • How can open data help with addressinsg some of the SDG data challenges of national statistics agencies? What are the experiences of NSOs actively involved in this work?

  • What kind of support is needed from the partner agencies and donors?

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Shaida Baidee

Co-founder & Managing Director, Open Data Watch
Biography: Ms. Shaida Badiee, is a co-founder and managing director of Open Data Watch, an NGO focused on monitoring and promoting open data in national statistical offices. She has been an active member of the UN Secretary General’s advisory group on data revolution, co-chairs the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Data Network, and has played a key role with the startup of the Global Partnership for Sustainable... Read More →

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Aboubacar Sédikh Beye

Director General, National Agency of Statistics and Demography (ANSD)
Biography: Mr. Aboubacar Sedkh Beye is the Director General of the National Agency of Statistics and Demography (ANSD) of Senegal. He oversees the activities of the ANSD, which include the production and dissemination of statistical data for purposes government, private sector, development partners, and the public.
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Jeff Chen

Chief Data Scientist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Biography: Jeff Chen is the Chief Data Scientist of the U.S. Department of Commerce and lead of the Commerce Data Service, a new team focused on evolving the role of data science and engineering in government. Throughout his career, he has led wide ranging initiatives across 40+ domains, ranging from emergency services to international public health to legal affairs to trade economics.  His work in predictive modeling has driven... Read More →
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Oliver Chinganya

Director, Statistics Economic Commission for Africa
Biography: Mr. Oliver J.M. Chinganya, Director of Statistics at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Previously, he worked as the Division Manager, Statistics Department of the African Development Bank, with responsibility for Statistical Capacity Building. Prior to taking on this role, Oliver had roles with the IMF and the World Bank. He was previously Deputy Director of the Zambia Central Statistical Office. Oliver's... Read More →
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Albina Chuwa

Chief Statistician and Head, National Statistics Office
Biography: Dr. Albina Chuwa is a Chief Statistician and Head of National Statistics Office of Tanzania. She has a PhD in Population Statistics, MA in Population Studies and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics and part time Lecturer at the Regional Eastern Statistical Training Center based in Tanzania. She is conversant in the area of data production, analysis, and dissemination of statistical information for evidence –based... Read More →
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Haishan Fu

Director of the World Bank’s Development Data Group, World Bank
Biography: Haishan Fu is the Director of the World Bank’s Development Data Group, overseeing its development monitoring and open data initiative, statistical capacity building and global statistical programs.  As an Ex-Officio member of the WBG Data Council and Co-Chair of the Development Data Directors group, Haishan leads and coordinates the development and implementation of development data agenda at the Bank. She is an... Read More →
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Eric Swanson

Co-founder & Managing Director, Open Data Watch
Biography: Dr. Eric Swanson is a co-founder and managing director of Open Data Watch, an NGO focused on monitoring and promoting open data in national statistical offices. Eric is a globally recognized economist with a passion for analyzing the most effective ways to use data for development. He was an original member of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the Millennium Development Goals. As senior advisor and program manager of the World... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
Main assembly room

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