On the sidelines of the 5th International Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics that took place in Kigali from 29 April to 3 May 2019, experts came together to discuss what it takes to successfully harness the power of data science.
The United Nations Global Working Group (GWG) on Big Data for Official Statistics was created under the UN Statistical Commission in 2014. The GWG provides strategic vision, direction and the coordination of a global programme on the use of new data sources and new technologies, which is essential for national statistical systems to remain relevant in a fast-moving data landscape.
From 15th to 17th January 2019, the the UN Statistics Department in collaboration with DFID and the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda jointly organized a workshop on SDGs metadata.
The workshop brought together staff responsible for compilation and reporting on SGDs from NISR as well as representative from line ministries and institutions that deal with data on SDGs indicators.
The Permanent Secretary of ministry of Health, Mr. Jean Pierre NYEMAZI together with Director General of NISR Mr. Yusuf MURANGWA jointly presided over a first preparatory meeting on the 6th Rwanda Demographic Health Survey.
Permanent Secretary of ministry of Health, Mr. Jean Pierre NYEMAZI highlighted the importance of DHS as one of the crucial and big surveys that give data for health planning and SDGs.
May 30, 2018- The newly appointed Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning, Dr. Claudine Uwera, paid a visit to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and met with NISR Director General, Yusuf Murangwa, as well as with the senior management team.
The purpose of the visit was to meet the management team and have discussions on the work done and challenges at NISR.