Africa Gender Statistics

Friday, July 5, 2024

Botswana Hosts the Africa Gender Statistics Forum 2024!

The 6th Africa Gender Statistics Forum 2024 will be held in Gaborone, Botswana from to be held from Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July 2024 as a hybrid forum also hosted online on Zoom.

More than 130 senior public sector officials from 40 African countries and senior representatives from SADC, the African Union Commission (AUC) and regional and international development agencies including the African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and UN Women will convene to take stock of Africa’s progress and gender perceptions in the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the 3rd Africa Program on Gender Statistics.

Held under the theme Pooling together to Finance the Numbers that Make Women and Girls Count, the 6th forum is also aimed at linking gender statistics financing for accelerated progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) to the upcoming 4th International Conference on Financing for Development in 2025 as well as a follow up to the Addis Ababa action agenda. It further aims to make better use of limited resources and time through sharing best practices and developing common strategies to rationalise, harmonise, and improve the measurement and use of gender statistics in Africa. More