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Regional Training Course on Costs of Agricultural Production Statistics, Communication and Advocacy for Statistics
[26 – 30 June 2017, Daejeon, Republic of Korea ]

This training course is aimed at strengthening the communication and advocacy capacities of statistical offices and statistical units of agricultural ministries to promote use of agricultural data in policy monitoring and evaluation. Specifically, the training course will equip participants with knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to agriculture, associated indicators and tools to promote their importance in national development policy. Participants are expected to lead advocacy events in their respective countries that puts investment in agriculture statistics as crucial in monitoring SDGs. .    More....
Subregional Workshop on Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for High-Level Official Statisticians
[30 - 31 May 2017 , Baku, Azerbajain ]

The workshop will bring the heads and senior managers of the national statistical offices (NSOs) of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan together to exchange experiences and lessons from national SDG data readiness assessments, mappings of national indicators to the global framework, and the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of National Strategies for the Developments of Statistics (NSDSs).    More....
Group Training Programme on Production and Statistical Analysis of Monitoring Indicators in Support of Inclusive Development Policies 2017
[15 May – 7 July 2017 , Chiba, Japan ]

To strengthen the capacity of government statisticians to produce SDG indicators and relevant social and economic statistics that facilitate the analysis of disparities and monitoring of impacts of inclusive development policies.   More....
Regional Training Course on Integrated Economic Statistics to support 2008 SNA implementation
[18 to 21 April 2017, Bangkok, Thailand]

The course is designed to enhance the capacity of participating countries to: Rationalize data sources for economic statistics and understand the interlinkages between the various data collections and compilations; Plan for effective economic census/enterprise survey questionnaires and tabulation plans; Plan for the use of economic census results for other economic data collections and in the compilation of national accounts. More....
Eleventh Basic-Level e-Learning Course on System of National Accounts (2008 SNA): Integrated Transaction Accounts
[13 March to 14 April 2017 , On-line ]
Sub-Regional Training Course on Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) for Surveys/Censuses and Use of ICT tools-STATA- for Survey Data Analysis
[27 March to 7 April 2017, Nadi, Fiji]

To increase ability of NSS to access and use ICT for production and dissemination of minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics; To improve capacity of countries to adopt cost-effective and reliable methods for producing a minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics. More....
Regional Workshop on Training of Trainers for Official Statistics
[21 – 24 March 2017, Chiba, Japan]

To support statistical training providers in the Asia-Pacific region to assess training needs, design and deliver statistical training programmes for official statisticians working at National Statistical Systems (NSSs) in a more harmonized form and with higher quality, SIAP is organizing a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop (21-24 March 2017). The ToT workshop aims to bring senior officials from institutes providing training on official statistics in the Asia-Pacific region to share best practices regarding training design and facilitation. The workshop also aims to equip participants with the improved skills in designing, developing and delivery of training on official statistics with focus on agricultural and rural statistics. More....
Group Training Course on Applying ICT Innovation for Modernizing Official Statistical Systems
[23 January to 3 March 2017, Chiba, Japan]

The six-week residential course enhanced the knowledge and skills of participants to apply statistical standards and frameworks and ICT innovations for modernizing collection, processing, presentation and dissemination of data to meet data requirements for monitoring SDG indicators. Participants applied the acquired knowledge and skills on designing, managing and implementing a sample survey project using CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing) data collection methods and presented their results at the end of the training course. More....
Statistical Leadership Training of Heads of NSOs
[14 to 16 February 2017, Chiba, Japan]

The Statistical Leadership Training aims to develop and enhance the leadership skills of new NSO heads towards effective leadership of statistical offices and the national statistical system at large. It also aims to improve confidence of NSO heads as statistical leaders in their national statistical system, to build sense of accountability, and create networks among statistical leaders in the region. The training will also be a venue for shared learning of experiences and practices in leading and managing their statistical offices and in their leadership role in the national statistical system.
Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers, Kitakyushi, Chiba, Japan
[17 to 18 January 2017, Chiba, Japan]

This is one of JICA Trainings organized by Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW).
This program is designed for national gender machinery (central and local branches) which is a central policy coordinating unit for the advancement of gender quality inside the government. Nine government statisticians from 9 countries ( Afghanistan, Albania, Cambodia, Egypt, Madagascar, Malawi, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, South Fiji, Nigeria Pakistan Panama and Papua New Guinea) are taking part in JICA training
16 December 2016, Chiba, Japan
First Group Training Programme on Improving Capability in Producing Official Statistics for Monitoring the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals , Chiba, Japan


The main objective of the training course is to strengthen capacity of organizations belonging to national statistical systems to increase their knowledge and develop their skills to produce data, apply statistical methods to produce official statistics and indicators and interpret and use these for monitoring progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year Bowman Prize winner are Mr. Jeremiah Sixtus Nwinkum Dery from Ghana Statistical Service (Ghana) and Ms. Manvashi Devi Dookhy from Statistics Mauritius( Mauritius)
21 to 25 November 2016 , Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Regional Training Course on Agricultural Cost of Production Statistics

This training course is aimed at strengthening the technical capacity of statistical producers to apply relevant international comparable methods and standards in the compilation of agricultural cost of production statistics. The regional training course aims tobuild the capacity of statistical producing institutions in RAP’s priority countries and to train their statistical experts-cum-managers to compile high quality and internationally comparable agricultural cost of production statistics. More.....
15 to 17 November 2016, Bogor, Indonesia
Policy Analysis Workshop: Transition towards Sustainable Agriculture in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Strategic Implementation, Follow Up and Review

The present policy analysis workshop: Transition towards Sustainable Agriculture in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Strategic Implementation Follow Up and Review” is planned to respond to emerging challenges of Asia-Pacific developing countries and to assist enhancing national capacities for effectively making relevant policy decisions. The programme is built on that of the previous workshop ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Policy Options for Sustainable Agriculture, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ organized by CAPSA and SIAP in in Bogor, Indonesia, in November 2014, and further reflects the latest and ongoing discussion at the global level on SDG implementation, as well as ‘Follow up and review’, and aims to highlight most pragmatic components required for critical decision-making for advancing national sustainable development agenda through promoting sustainable agriculture. More...
15 to 17 November 2016, Chiba, Japan
Third Regional Training Course on the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS)



The NSDS training course in Asia and Pacific region aims to strengthen capacity of NSO middle-level managers to lead the design and implementation of NSDS at the country level, consistent with the guidelines and fundamental principles for structuring the preparation and implementation of NSDS.

7 - 11 November 2016, Chiba & Tokyo, Japan
Workshop on Statistical Business Register for Developing Countries


This workshop aims to strengthen the statistical capacity in the creation and maintenance of a statistical business register (SBR). It is designed for participating countries to learn about the latest recommendations for establishing and maintaining a high quality SBR and to share experience and knowledge regarding SBRs. The participants will also be given the opportunity to discuss good practices and challenges in establishing SBR, accessing data sources, and undertaking SBR maintenance. More....
3 – 7 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
Regional Training Course on Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) for Agricultural Surveys and Price Reporting


This training course is aimed at the need of statistical offices and statistical units of agricultural ministries of producing timely statistics through adoption of new technologies for data collection and production of global minimum core data items. The training course will provide a strong foundation in Survey Solutions functions and participants are expected to acquire skills to implement a basic survey. More....