Capacity Building Committee
The ISI Strategic Plan 2022-2025 defines capacity building as one of the strategic priorities of the ISI.
With the ISI Capacity Building activities we aim to develop the capacity of individuals and organizations to increase the impact of Statistics and Data Science by:
- Enabling statistical practitioners in the public and private sectors to use state-of-the-art methods for data collection, analysis, and interpretation;
- Contributing to the development of statistical infrastructure and human resources in official, survey, environmental and business statistics as well as in statistical education and research.
The ISI Capacity Building Committee advises the ISI Executive Committee on the planning, development, and implementation of appropriate initiatives:
- Working with local and regional stakeholders to identify current efforts in CB in that region and determining the added value that the ISI can provide.
- Working with statistical societies from developed countries to identify possible collaborations.
- Based on the above, developing recommendations for capacity building efforts in specific regions.
- Identifying fund-raising opportunities.
- Working with ISI EC, ISI Council, ISI Associations , NSOs, and leadership of other partners (e.g., IFC, RSS, IBS, ASA and other national and international statistical societies, international organizations and regional frameworks)to prepare and implement the CB programs.
- Assessing the effectiveness of ongoing efforts.
- Organizing appropriate meetings and facilitating discussions at the World Statistical Congress.
The ISI Capacity Building Committee also organizes activities. Currently it is working on:
- a series of videos about courses in Statistics,
- courses on R for official statistics,
- courses on Data Science in cooperation with Data Campus at UK ONS,
- webinars within online courses and support for statistical literacy activities, also in cooperation with LISA.
Some of those activities have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
For more information about our activities undertaken, see the Capacity Building page.
Members of the Committee
Director of Statistics Division UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Consultant in statistical capacity building and data for international development; formerly of the UK’s Office for National Statistics and UNECE Statistics Division.
ISI Council Member; Mathematical Scientist and Founding Director at IDEMS International
Associate Professor and Director of LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) and LISA 2020 at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA (collaboration training and infrastructure to apply Statistics and Data Science)
President of the IAOS; Managing director, ODW consulting; and Co-Founder of Open Data Watch
Director of the Statistical Training Institute, Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi, UAE Committee member of the UN Big Data Task Team on Training, Competencies and Capacity Development
Dean and President of the Scientific Board of the NOVA School of Statistics and Information Management, NOVA University of Lisbon
Business Psychologist and Organisation Development expert; Ex-Divisional Director of Business Data Collection, Capability and Human Resources at the UK’s Office for National Statistics; Founder of Lifebuddy.co.uk
International Consultant in Official Statistics Design and Practice; Research Associate at Oxford University and Consultant to Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI); Professor of Practice at University of Johannesburg; Executive Member of the Indlulamithi Scenarios South Africa 2030; Former Statistician General, Statistics South Africa, Ex-Divisional Director of Business Data Collection / Capability and HR at UK ONS’
Professor of Statistics at the University of the Philippines’ School of Statistics; former National Statistician of the Philippines
Consultant in Statistics; UNDP Expert; member of the Royal Statistical Society Professional Affairs Committee; former UN Statistical Training Adviser; Research & Teaching Faculty.
Consultant in statistics and economics. Former positions include: Lecturer in statistics and national accounts; Director of EuroCost, a Luxembourg based agency; Manager of statistical capacity building at African Development Bank; Global Manager of the International Comparison Program at World Bank.
Statistician-General of the United Republic of Tanzania and ISI Council Member
International Consultant, Statistical Strategies; Director, Gender Research and DataHub Initiative, Sociologist and Strategic Leadership expert; Former Director, Statistical Coordination Services, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
Professor of Biostatistics at McMaster University; Vice-Present Research, St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, in Canada; Fellow of the American Statistical Association; Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials; Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.