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Authorities, UN businesses launch $ 41m joint programme on knowledge and statistics

Authorities, UN businesses launch $ 41m joint programme on knowledge and statistics


KAMPALA – Authorities of Uganda and the United Nations System in Uganda have launched the Joint Programme for Knowledge and Statistics (JPDS) in Uganda.

The US$ 41,898,295 joint programme carried out by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and 12 UN entities in Uganda is anchored on Uganda’s third Nationwide Improvement Plan (NDP III) 2020/2021 – 2024/2025, the United Nations Sustainable Improvement Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025 and the Third Plan for Nationwide Statistical Improvement (PNSD III) 2020/21-2024/25, the joint programme is a strategic instrument to create catalytic change within the enchancment of the standard, relevance and use of SDG knowledge and statistics in Uganda in keeping with worldwide human rights and gender equality norms and ideas.

The joint programme goals at bettering the capability of the Nationwide Statistical System to provide, disseminate and use knowledge and statistics.

Whereas launching the joint programme, First Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talking on behalf of the Prime Minister famous that, “as a rustic, we’re at that important take-off stage the place we should repeatedly and concurrently plan forward, replicate on progress and weigh the choices on one of the simplest ways ahead in direction of sustainable social and financial growth throughout all sectors.”

State Minister of Finance, Planning and Financial Improvement, Hon. Amos Lugolobi mentioned, “I’m assured that this initiative will revolutionize our Nationwide Statistical System to faucet into mainstreaming administrative and citizen generated knowledge into the realm of official statistics.”

Whereas the Chairperson of the Board of UBOS, Dr. Albert Byamugisha noticed that “the joint programme will tremendously improve the Improvement of the Nationwide Statistical System (NSS) and make the Bureau’s mandate extra achievable by bringing all stakeholders on board.”

In his remarks Government Director of UBOS, Dr. Chris Mukiza famous that, “the joint programme was conceived primarily to shut a number of gaps which have persistently affected Uganda’s knowledge ecosystem regardless of all of the progressive initiative over time together with lack of baseline data for some SDG indicators, sluggish tempo of manufacturing knowledge collection from administrative sources, restricted technical abilities for compilation of latest SDG indicators and harnessing knowledge from non-traditional sources; insufficient monetary sources to obtain requisite gear for knowledge assortment and evaluation and insufficient human sources.”

UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda, Susan Namondo known as “the launch a celebration of a brand new strategy. A number of UN businesses have been supporting the Authorities on knowledge and statistics, however this was in a fragmented method, so a variety of synergies remained untapped. The brand new strategy would increase the great work already occurring:

Twelve (12) United Nations (UN) businesses have partnered with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) to develop a Joint Programme for Knowledge and Statistics in Uganda are the next: United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Entity and the Empowerment of Girls (UN Girls), the United Nations Youngsters’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA), the World Well being Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Capital Improvement Fund (UNCDF), the Worldwide Labour Organisation (ILO), the Meals and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the United Nations Setting Programme (UNEP), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Worldwide Workplace of Migration (IOM) and United Nations International Pulse (UNGP).

The launch was  attended by representatives from Authorities, Improvement Companions, civil society, religion and cultural leaders, the personal sector, academia and analysis establishments and the media. Throughout the launch the findings of the standing assessment of information and statistics in Uganda have been disseminated.

Technical consultants in the course of the panel dialogue re-affirmed the important position of information and statistics in monitoring and accelerating progress on SDGs in Uganda. In addition they highlighted the necessity to consolidate present and construct new partnerships within the implementation of the Joint Programme for Knowledge and Statistics in Uganda.

The launch drew dedication from companions to help implementation of the joint programme for knowledge and statistics in Uganda.

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