50x2030 to host side event at 52nd session of United Nations Statistical Commission

On the sidelines of the 52nd session of the United Nations Statistical Commission, the 50x2030 Initiative to Close the Agricultural Data Gap will host an event, “Learning from partner country implementation to date” on 25 February from 3-4:15PM New York Time.

This official UNSC side event will present early learnings from the first country engagements under 50x2030, which aims at supporting 50 lower and lower-middle-income countries to address gaps in agricultural and rural data through the use of novel integrated agricultural and rural surveys. Specifically, the meeting will look at coordination and data generation and will consist of a brief exploration of each theme, with illustrations from the experiences of 50x2030 partner countries. 

Speakers will also consider the impact of COVID-19 on data collection and learn how a program launched in the pandemic has adapted to support countries as they build a 50x2030 agricultural and rural data collection program that can support food security and improve livelihoods in rural areas.

An extended Q&A session will give NSOs in particular an opportunity to pose questions about 50x2030 and to speak to their own challenges and learning. 


Thursday, 25 February 2021, 3-4:15PM (New York Time) 

Confirmed Speakers:

Haishan Fu, Director, Development Data Group, World Bank

El Iza Mohamedou, Program Manager, 50x2030 Initiative

Aberash Tariku, Deputy Director, Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia

50x2030 Component Managers: Christophe Duhamel, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Emily Hogue, International Fund for Agricultural Development; Alberto Zezza, World Bank.

More details about the event, including the full program, are available on the UNSC event platform here. This event will be recorded. 

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