From 18th to 20th May 2022, NISR hosted a 3 days regional statistical leadership training for Heads of National Statistical Offices (NSO). Leaders from over 25 NSOs attended this relevant training, with a focus to unlock the participants’ potential to be effective in leaders for statistics development. “Leadership is a continuous process” said Yusuf Murangwa Director General of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, in his opening remarks.
The key topics discussed during the training were;
- Essential Elements of Leadership: Direction, Alignment, Commitment
- Key drivers of leadership development in statistics development
- The essential role of learning to learn: Going against the grain – its value in statistical leadership
- The importance of Emotional Intelligence and its use in statistics
- Understanding of Boundary Spanning Leadership and its use in statistics development strategies
- Assessing own strengths and developmental needs to lead the team to deliver their statistical
The participants are expected to explain and model their learning to other staff in their national statistical systems and promote leadership among mid-managers.
The Training workshop was organized by PARIS21, African Union Commission, Institute of Statistics (STATAFRIC), with the logistical support of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).
PARIS21 is The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century, established in November 1999 by the United Nations, the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank with a main objective is "to achieve national and international development goals and to reduce poverty in low and middle income countries. Its main objective is "to achieve national and international development goals and to reduce poverty in low- and middle-income countries.”
TUGIRIMANA Jean Paul, Communication Officer/NISR