WORKING GROUPS ON GOOD STATISTICAL GOVERNANCE

 

A call for timely, reliable, and harmonized statistical data, covering all aspects of political, economic, social, and cultural integration for Africa.
 

Over the last decade, the capacity of statisticians nationally and regionally across sub-Saharan to report on the weather, water, and climate is hindered by the lack of meteorological weather, water, and climate observation stations which is further exacerbated by the scarcity of financial and human resources. Statisticians in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to large-scale refined climate scenarios or detailed global climate models that advance the scientific knowledge and understanding of variabilities and changes in large-scale climate variables. The output from existing sub-Saharan African climate models is too unrefined to be used in environmental impact assessment studies, climate adaptation planning, and climate decision-making processes on a local or regional scale. There is an urgent need for climate adaptation finance to urgently address the need for more meteorological weather monitoring stations to improve climate change scenarios as well as improve early warning systems to prevent climate challenges such as droughts and floods. The majority of African countries remain largely unable to gather adequate climate data and climatic information promptly to address critical problems such as droughts and floods. Such communications are critical to support local and regional small, medium and large enterprises, particularly those who are dependent on natural resources such as farmers. Satellite data collected over decades is largely restricted to mapping and short-term climate predictions. Sub-Saharan African needs effective climate information systems and an increase in climate meteorological weather monitoring stations. According to the World Bank $1.5 billion USD is needed to modernise meteorological climate weather monitoring stations within this region.

In response to the above, the working group on good statistical governance was created into three parts. 

  • Group I: Governments and the harmonization of statistical data - Comparisons across government departments.

  • Group II:  Industry and the harmonisation of Climate-related data - SME Food Systems Innovations & Sustainability.

  • Group III: Working Group 3  Cities and the harmonisation of Climate-related Data - Comparisons across cities.

The working group on good statistical governance was created to support timely, reliable, and harmonized statistical climate information and data in Sub Saharan Africa, covering all aspects of political, economic, social, and cultural integration. Our research and practice are anchored on four strategic pillars (i) to promote the mobilisation of climate funds to improve statistical good governance; (ii) to support the coordinate and production of quality statistics for Africa; (iii) to support sustainable institutional capacity in the African Statistical System; and (iv) to promote a culture of quality decision-making. The first set of meetings by the working group was conducted over three days during the 77th UNGA Science Summit in September 2022 and included contributions made from Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Zambia, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany. The outcome of these sessions recommended the following to achieve comparable international good-quality climate statistics in Africa by 2030. Firstly, climate adaptation finance in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Secondly, climate finance and investment in climate adaptation in agriculture, water, and disaster prevention and preparedness through increasing meteorological weather observation networks. Thirdly, climate finance and investment in positive energy districts in Africa, and finally, climate finance and investment in small islands such as Mauritius.

WORKING GROUP I:  Governments and the harmonization of statistical Data - Comparisons across government departments
  • About
  • Reports -  Policy Report to the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance

  • Resources

  • Activities

  • News

  • Co-Chairs

  • Contact

WORKING GROUP II: Industry and the harmonisation of Climate-related data - SME Food Systems Innovations & Sustainability
  • About
  • Reports - Policy Report to the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance

  • Resources

  • Activities: 

  • News

  • Co-Chairs: Thandie Hamaimbo

  • Contact

WORKING GROUP III: Cities
  • About

  • Reports - Policy Report to the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance

  • Resources

  • Activities

  • News

  • Co-Chairs

  • Contact

Working Group Members

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Fadeke Ayoola, FCCA
Founder & CEO NET Africa

Climate Pact Ambassador

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Dr Olufonso Somorin
Regional Principal Officer
African Development Bank

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Josephine Pallandt
Principal Reos Partners

Edgar Isingoma
Partner & Head of KPMG Impact, ESG and IDAS KPMG Africa

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L. Clensy Appavoo

CEO & Senior Partner

HLB Appavoo & Associates

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Joy Aguele- Kalu (FCCA, MBA) Founder and CEO Green Bridge Advisory Ltd.

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Lidia Davies

Climate Pact Ambassador

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Mwende Mwololo
 Sustainability & ESG Analyst,
 HXE Partners

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Bubala Thandie Hamaimbo

Assistant Dean - School of Agricultural Sciences at The University Of Zambia (UNZA)

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Gérardine Mahoro
African Development Bank (AfDB) Manager & Founder ACT05 company

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Adam Hearn
Ph.D. Researcher, Sustainability Research Group, University of Basel

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Mercy Kimani
Executive Director Chaqula Ltd.

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Robert Rubinstein
CEO & Founder
Triple Bottom Line (TBLI) Group