The power of gender statistics in equality equations
NGEC and KNBS officials are in Sweden on a learning mission on gender statistics. The visit is part of larger global technical cooperation that Sweden is advancing particularly on generation, use and dissemination of gender statistics. T
The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) in partnership with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has in the past three years championed for generation and mining of gender specific and sensitive statistics to inform budgeting, planning and evidence based programing. In 2015, KNBS entered into a two year technical cooperation program with Sweden Statistics Bureau. The program covers six broad themes; gender statistic, environment, agriculture, economic statistics, statistical methodologies, and trainings/capacity development at management and technical levels. Due to the central mandate of commission on gender equality and freedom from discrimination, KNBS extended the program cooperation to NGEC on matters of capacity development and gender statistics. Further NGEC is a recipient of basket funds under UNDP and other bilateral agencies supporting gender equality.
On September 2015, NGEC hosted Sweden Statistical Bureau technical staff, followed by another meeting in January 2016. In February 2016, KNBS and NGEC management were invited for a learning mission in Sweden Statistics Bureau to discuss opportunities and details of cooperation with focus on gender statistics. The discussions will translate into interventions for the two countries and/ the three organizations in the next three years.
Scope of Mission
The learning mission will explore programs on time use studies and crime data with focus on GBV. On the first day of the meeting, the corporation concluded on the need of undertaking a time use series study and mandated NGEC to develop a rationale brief of the study for discussion in gender sector coordinating group and the SSB.
Photo: Inaugural meeting on 15th February 2016 with officials from Kenya and Moldavia visiting Sweden Statistic Office in Stockholm.