DAY1: Tuesday 4th April 2023

Plenary – Opening ceremony.

Opening remarks: Mr. Mulenga JJ Musepa, Statistician General, Zambia Statistics Agency

Chair: Mr. Misha Belkindas, President, International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)

  1. Mr. Stephen Penneck, Director, International Statistical Institute (ISI) /Mr. John Pullinger, Former President, International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)
  2. Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary General
  3. Minister of Finance and National Planning of Zambia
  4. Keynote speaker: Prof Ben Kiregyera, Founding Director, African Centre for Statistics, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Parallel Sessions #1

Time: 11:30-13:00:

Room 1: 

Session R1.1 (Contributed Paper Session)

Chair: Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director, African Centre for Statistics, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

C1.2. The 2022 Population and Housing Census (PHC) conducted in Tanzania, what Lessons and challenges can be learned and addressed?

Titus Mwisomba

C1.4. CSPro Android Implementations in African Population and Housing Censuses: Observed Opportunities and Challenges

Oliver Fischer

By Mr. Oliver Fischer, Chief, International Programs Center United States Census Bureau Suitland, MD – USA 

C2.1. More efficient use of Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (HCES) to inform Food Security.

By Mr. Owen Siyoto, Statistics Norway (Dr A Mathiassen, EC Kiøsterud) and COMESA Secretariat

Zambia’s perspective on 2022 E-Census

Mubita Sikufele

Room 2: 

Session R2.1 (Panel session)

Chair: Emily Poskett, Head of International Development Team, Office for National Statistics (UK)

S2.1 Early experiences of delivering statistical leadership training within an African National Statistical Office


1. Anjana Dube

2. Angela Kiconco

3. Maria Isabella

4. Dominique Francoz

5. Lean Wambugu/Sarah Omache

Discussant: Denise Lievesley

Room 3: 

Session R3.1:  Panel session

Chair: Lukasz Augustyniak

S3.1. The importance of good communication of official statistics for informing modern societies

Organizers: Eurostat


1. Julieta Brambila

2. Dominik Rozkrut

3. Bruno Tissot

4. Leandre Foster Ngogang Wandji

Discussant: Lukasz Augustyniak

Room 4: 

Session R4.1

Chair: Gabriella Vukovich

C2.1. From data to actions: new skills for deciding in a fluid world

Fabrice Bloch – France – Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (INSEE) – 

C2.3. Understanding the Underlying Problems or Challenges

Okello Francis

C4.3. The importance of using new visualizing tools to keep up big data era

Abdullah Mohamed Nagib, Mahmoud Mohamed ElSarawy, ESLSCA University, Cairo,

C3.15. Case Study: GCC-STAT Experience in Developing Dissemination Strategy

Yaqoob Khamis Al Hadhrami

Key words: Dissemination Strategy, Official Statistics, Responsive

Room 5: 

Session R5.1: Panel Session

Chair: Matthew Shearing

S5.2. Statistics in the scientific landscape of data science and machine learning

Organizers: Arnoldo Frigessi


1. Arnoldo Frigessi

2. Kerrie Mengersen

3. TBC 

4. TBC

Discussant: TBC

Room 6: 

Session R6.1- Panel session

Chair: Linda Peters

S2.2. Modernizing Census with Geographic information system (GIS)

Organizer: ESRI


1. Richard Estephan

2. Kate Hess

3. TBC

4. TBC

Discussant: Linda Peters

Room 7: 

Session R7.1 – 

Chair: Lizzie Chikoti

C2.4. Factors affecting students’ achievement in Mathematics and statistics in secondary schools and its influence on studying statistics at University in Uganda

Lillian Ayebale, PhD student, School of Statistics and Planning, Department of Population Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

C2.5. Employability among Statistics Graduates

Ashenafi Abate Woya

Bahir Dar University, college of since statistics department 

Email : 

Phone : +251912389679

C.2.6. Using Nesstar Publisher Tools and Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM) to Develop and Retain Junior Statistician At National Statistical Offices

Waleed Ameen Abdelkhalik Mohammed

C7.5 What Explains the Duration of the School-to-First-Job Transition in the Republic of Congo? An analysis based on the Poisson Regression Model

Bello Fika Henri

African Center for International, Diplomatic, Economic and Strategic Studies (CEIDES),  Yaoundé, Cameroon, 


Tel: (00237) 695 91 12 28 / 654 72 98 86

Parallel Sessions #2

Time: 14:00-15:30 

Room 1: 

Session R1.2-Panel session

Chair: Dominique Francoz

S2.1. Innovative solutions using administrative and alternative data to support and monitor 2063 and 2030 agendas

Organizer: INSEE


1. Faryal Ahmed

2. Janne Utkilen

3. Liliana Suchodolska 

Discussant: Timo Koskimäki

Room 2: 

Session R2.2 – 

Chair: Stephen Penneck

C3.3. Bridging the Gap between Official Statistics and Theoretical Statistics

Nelson Ndifwa

C3.4. Positioning African National Statistical Systems for Data Revolution and Inclusive Development

Olusanya E. Olubusoye 

C2.7. Ensuring the development of competences and skills to meet the needs for statistics now and in the future

Dag Roll-Hansen and Stella Zulu

C2.8. Data Science Skills: A Necessary Requirement for Effective Curriculum Delivery in African Tertiary Institution

Adeboye Olawale and Popoola Peter

Room 3: 

Session R3.2 -Panel session

Chair: Misha Belkindas

S4.3 Data Governance, Data Stewardship, and Official Statistics: European Perspective

Organizers: Domini A. Rozkrut

1. Lidija Brković

2. Jūratė Petrauskienė

3. Dominik A. Rozkrut

4. Athanasios C. Thanopoulos

5. Gabriella Vukovich

Room 4: 

Session R4.2 

Chair: Beye Babacar

C7.11 Social Media Analysis for Financial Market Monitoring: Lessons from the Central Bank of Nigeria

Babatunde Omotosho

C5.34 Bayesian Approaches for Using Historical controls to evaluate public health intervention effectiveness

Isaac Fwemba and Chigozie Kelechi Acha

C5.50 Evaluation of Some Methods of Detecting Outliers

Obikee Adaku Caroline1, Ebuh G.U2, Obiora-Ilouno H.O.  

 1Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Agriculture and Environmental Science Umuagwo, Nigeria. Email:,  

2Monetary & Policy Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria Email:

Department of Statistics, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. Email: Correspondence*

C7.4 Social Networks Application for official statistics: case study in Iran.

Saeed Fayyaz, Arash Fazeli

Room 5: 

Session R5.2 

Chair: Reija Helenius

S7.2 Data & Measurements, Policy Making, AI and Machine Learning in Data Analytics

Organizers: Vilas Mandlekar


1. Massoud Moussavi

2. Sonali Nimkar

3. TBC

4. TBC

Discussant: TBC

Room 6: 

Session R6.2 – 

Chair: John Pullinger

C4.1. The importance of data governance to address the new challenges faced by official statistics

Bruno Tissot  & Irena Krizman 

C4.4. The value of official statistics: experiences in Mexico

Mauricio Marquez-Corona & Marina Gonzalez-Samano

C4.4. The future state of data ecosystem in Africa

Leandre Ngogang Wandji

C3.1. Enhancing the Global Data Ecosystem Through Machine Learning for Official Statistics

Nicola Shearman

Room 7: 

Session R7.2 – Panel session

Chair: Christine Wirtz

S5.1 Health statistics: how individual records shape the understanding of the health systems

Organizer:  Eurostat


1. Ilze Burkevica

2. Mika Gissler

3. Ciarán Nicholl

4. Ronald Ncube

Discussant: Ebba Barany

Parallel Sessions #3

Time: 16:00-17:30 

Room 1: 

Session R1.3 – Panel Session 

Chair: Christine Wirtz

S4.1. Use of new data sources for statistics – the potential for international collaboration and new statistical products

Organizer: Eurostat


1. Monika Wozowzyk 

2. John Dunne

3. Patrick Lusyne

4. TBD

Discussant: Christine Wirtz

Room 2: 

Session R2.3  – 

Chair: Arnoldo Frigessi

C5.37 Dynamic predictions from longitudinal CD4 count measures and time to death of HIV/AIDS patients using a Bayesian joint model

Feysal Kemal Muhammed

C5.38 The effect of long-term Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) treatment on renal outcomes in patients with hepatitis B

Gezahegn Mekonnen Woldemedihn

C5.40 Technical Efficiency of Primary Health Care services in Zambia-A Stochastic Frontier Approach

Isaac Kabunda Bwacha

Room 3: 

Session R3.3 – 

Chair: Lamine Diop

C5.17 What Explains Differences in Early Child Development Between Urban and Rural Areas in Cameroon?

Henri Bello Fika

C5.9 Influence of education on fertility level in Zambia – Case study of Namwianga Ward

Carlos Muleya

C5.20 Parent child sexual communication and its influence on adolescent sexual reproduction health. A systematic review

Lillian Ayebale

C5.29 Prediction of number of Anemia patients by using a specified machine learning model.

Sara Adel Abbas

Room 4: 

Session R4.3 – Panel Session

Chair: Dag Roll-Hansen

S2.3. How can we help ensure statistical training in Africa is sustainable?

Organizer: Dag Roll-Hansen


1. Vibeke O Nielsen

2. Samir Issara 

3. Shailja Sharma

4. Samuel Annim

Discussant: Mamadou Cisse

Room 5: 

Session R5.3 – Panel Session

Chair: Anjana Dube

S1.5. Governance and Institutional Mechanisms Sustaining Resilient and Agile National Statistical Systems: How national regulatory frameworks may contribute to the

Organizers: UNSD & UNECA


1. Albina Chuwa

2. Oliver Chinganya

3. Gabrielle Vukovich

4. Macdonald G. Obudho 

5. John Pullinger 

Discussant: Gabriel Gamez

Room 6: 

Session R6.3 – 

Chair: Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran

C4.6. Challenges, Opportunities, and Building Partnerships for Official Statistics in the Era of Big Data

Popoola Peter and Adeboye Olawale

C7.40. National Multidimensional Poverty Index for Zambia

Miselo Bwalya 

C7.6 Job Quality and Poverty in developing countries : evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

Franck Migone

C1.9. Zambia National Statistical System and Considerations for Enhancing data Availability

Chola Nakazwe Daka

Room 7: 

Session R7.3 –

Chair: Biyi Fafunmi 

C7.7 The role of career visits on the performance of students in Mathematics Subject in Selected schools of Kampala City, Uganda

Gilbert Habaasa

C7.8 Determinants of Maize Yield Differences among Smallholder Farmers in Zambia-A Panel Quantile Regression Approach.

Isaac Kabunda Bwacha

C.6.41. Impacts of agricultural expansion into forest reserves .

Justin Munyaka

C7.10 Hierarchical Bayesian Spatial Small Area Model for Binary Data Under Spatial Misalignment

DAY2: Wednesday 5th April 2023
IPS1 – Chair: Oliver Chinganya
Invited speakers
1. Statistics production in Africa: From Tragedy to Strategy? Felicien Donat Accrombessy
2. Sassire Napo, Chairperson, Takwimu Young African Statisticians Programme
3. IAOS Young Statisticians Prize, Misha Belkindas
4. Kenza Sallier, 2020 Young Statistician Prize Winner
5. Elham Sirag and Gautier Gissler, 2021 Young Statistician Prize Winners
Session R1.4 – Chair: Gabriella Vukovich
C3.2. Measuring Interlinkages Between Sustainable Development Goals
Clément Delecourt
C3.5. SDG Progress assessment: Successes, challenges and lessons learnt from Africa
Edem Kludza & Eman Elsayed
C3.6. Africa Agenda 2063 And SDGs: Prospects and Challenges
Chigozie kelechi Acha and Isaac Fwemba
C1.5. Measuring welfare index for North Africa countries
Mahmoud Mohamed Elsarawy
Session R2.4 – Chair: Irena Križman
C3.7. The French National Council for Statistical Information: Lessons from a Formal Dialogue between Producers and Users on Sustainable Development.
Cristina D’Alessandro
C3.8. User engagement: a critical mechanism to increase the value and use of official statistics in the society.
Leandre Ngogang Wandji
C7.9 Dealing with Sensitive Data
Kerrie Mengersen
C3.10. Addressing the data priorities of local stakeholders when  tackling youth migration in the Danube Region: Experiences from the YOUMIG project
Zoltán Csányi
Session R3.4 – Chair: Mulenga JJ Musepa
Panel session: 
S3.2. Quality reports for statistical products – towards relevant and trustworthy official statistics in Kenya and Zambia 
Organizer:  Zamstats
1. TBC
2. TBC
3. TBC
4. TBC
Discussant: TBC
Session R4.4 Chair: Silke Stapel-Weber
Panel session

S3.3. Ethics, fundamental principles and governance of official statistics

Organizer:  ECB
1. Jean-Louis Bodin
2. Misha Belkindas 
3. Albina Chuwa      
4. Christine Wirtz   
5. John Pullinger
6. Björn Fischer
Session R5.4 – Chair: Lucky Morgathe
Panel session
S1.1. Innovation in digital population and housing census taking in Africa
Organizer: UNECA
1. Rob Bumpstead
2. Molla Hunegnaw Asmare
3. Nahom Tamerat
4. William Muhwava
Discussant: TBC
Session R6.4 – Chair: Jūratė Petrauskienė
C5.2 Spatial Frailty Survival Model for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Mortality in Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Ashenafi Abate Woya
C5.7 Impact of free health care on mortality reduction modelling its effect on under-five children in Moyamba district, southern province Sierra Leone
Brima Gegbe
C5.16 Determinants of stunting among under-five years children in Ethiopia from the 2016 Ethiopia demographic and Health Survey: Application of ordinal logistic regression model using complex sampling designs
Haile Mekonnen Fenta
Effect of cash transfer on school dropout rates using longitudinal data modelling: a randomized trial of research initiative to support the empowerment of girls (rise) in Zambia
Mutale Sampa
Session R7.4 – Chair: Peter Diggle
Decomposing Rural-Urban Post-Natal Check Differentials among Newborns in Tanzania
Nelson Jerry Ndifwa
Estimating District HIV Prevalence in Zambia using Small Area Estimation Methods (SAE)
Chris Mweemba
Using Interview for Food Crops Data Collection in Pandemic Covid-19: Is It a Reliable Method?
Ratna Rizki Amalia
C6.40. Distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia
Mbewe Kalieka
Time: 12:00 – 13.00
Webinar: ISI Regional Webinar, Focus on Africa
Organizer: ISI
Krakow group meeting
Organizer: Misha Belkindas
1. Dominik Rozkrut
2. Graciela Marquez
3. Misha Belkindas
IPS2 – Chair: John Pullinger
A. Keynote speaker: Prof Peter Diggle, Modernising the design and analysis of prevalence of neglected tropical diseases
B. Postgraduate training in Africa: experiences in the training of PhD students and opportunities for the future
1. Arnoldo Frigessi
2. Zeytu Asfaw
3. Denekew Bitew
4. Peter Diggle

Room 2

Session R3.1 – Chair: Lukasz Augustyniak
Panel session:
S3.1. The importance of good communication of official statistics for informing modern societies
Organizers: Eurostat
1. Dominik Rozkrut
2. Bruno Tissot
3. Leandre Foster Ngogang Wandji
Discussant: Lukasz Augustyniak

Session R1.5 – Chair: Karen Bett
Panel session
S4.2. Administrative data sources – a gold chest to catalyze achievement of the Leave No One Behind Agenda
Organizer: UNSD
1. Gabriel Gamez
2. Otja Tjipetekera
3. Isabella Schmidt
4. Leandre Ngogang Wandji
5. John Bore
Discussant: Janne Utkilen
Session R2.5 – Chair: Misha Belkindas
Panel session
S2.4. Skills Development within the National Statistical System
Organizer: World Bank
1. Partha Lahiri
2. Francis Lavoe
3. Anjana Dube
4. Macdonald G. Obudho
Discussant: Misha Belkindas
Session R3.5 – Chair: Conchita Kleijweg
C6.12 Modelling Extreme Rainfall in Lesotho by applying Extreme Value Theory
Kabeli Mefane
Statistical review on the pandemic’s effect on water consumption
Saeed Fayyaz
C6.14 Air quality data and air pollution management: A case of Kampala Capital City Authority
Margaret Napolo
C6.11 Challenges in energy development – How can statistical information contribute to efficient resource allocation?
Samwel Kawa and Frode Berglund
Session R4.5 – Chair: Emily Poskett
Panel session
S2.5. Empowering African Statisticians and Data Scientists to Modernize African Statistical System
Organizer: ONS-UK
1. Samuel Nahimana
2. Karen Bett
3. Issoufou Seidou Sanda
Discussant: Matthew Shearing
Session R5.5- Chair: Jean Louis Bodin
C3.9. Monitoring the completeness of civil registration: challenges and new approaches
David Nzeyimana
C3.11. Birth registration for special population groups: case of children in residential institutions in Kenya
Violet Nyambura Kinuthia
C3.12. The use of road traffic accident death records in the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics system in Rwanda
Patrick Nshimiyimana
C3.13. Assessing the status of implementation of administrative population registers among selected African countries.
Gloria Mathenge and William Muhwava
Session R6.5 – Chair: Oliver Chinganya
Panel session
S4.4. The role of Data and Statistics in the Digital Transformation of State Services
Organizers: Irena Krizman (ISI), Bruno Tissot (IFC)
1. Yakubu Aminu Bello
2. Albina Chuwa
3. Samuel Kobina Annim
4. Aboubabcar Sédikh Beye
5. Barend DeBeer
Discussant: TBC
Session R7.5 – Chair: Delia North
C1.1. Demographic and socioeconomic profile of severely ill and disabled children in South Africa
Nwabisa Mona
C1.3. A machine learning classifier approach for identifying the determinants of under-five child undernutrition in Ethiopian administrative zones
Haile Mekonnen Fenta
C1.6. Do Women and Youth at Household level are left behind on energy Access struggle in Rural area? A case study of Tanzania and Mozambique.
Domingos Malate and Dag Roll-Hansen
C1.7. Contribution of socio-demographic and economic determinants to the gendered division of unpaid work and trade-off between unpaid work and employment: the case of Senegal.
Khady BA
DAY3: Thursday 6th April 2023
IPS3 – Chair: Stephen Penneck
Mutual benefits of collaboration between official statisticians and academics
Invited speakers
1. Denise Lievesley
2. Lamine Diop
3. Kerrie Mengersen
4. Ben Kiregyera
5. Conchita Kleijweg
6. Oliver Chinganya
Session R1.6 – Chair: Sassire Napo
Panel session
S1.2. Young African Statisticians’ contribution to modernizing statistical systems in Africa
Organizers: Young African Statisticians
1. Edem Kludza
2. Uwamahoro Sandrine
3. Assana Richard Ayizou
4. Fransina Amutenya
Discussant: Kerrie Anderson
Session R2.6 – Chair: Themba Munalula
Panel session
S1.3. Importance of Subregional statistical organizations
Organizers: Misha Belkindas
1. Konstattin Laykam
2. Paul-Henri Nguema Meye
3. Misha Belkindas
Discussant: Jean Louis Bodin
Session R3.6 – Chair: Arnoldo Frigessi
C5.12 Joint Bayesian modeling of time to malaria and mosquito abundance in Ethiopia
Denekew Bitew
C5.22 Trends of Respiratory rate change among Under-five pneumonia Admitted patients Follow-Up in Felege-Hiwot General and referral Hospital: A Multivariate Decomposition Analysis
Muluwerk  Ayele Derebe
C5.10 Zero Human Rabies Deaths: A One Health approach to rabies elimination in Zambia
Chikoloma Nakazwe
C3.16. Individual and Contextual-level factors associated with Well-being among older Adults in Rural Zambia:  A multilevel analysis.
Andrew Banda
Session R4.6 – Chair: Albina Chuwa
Panel Session: 
S7.2 Data & Measurements, Policy Making, AI and Machine Learning in Data Analytics
Organizer: Vilas Mandlekar
1. Massoud Moussavi
2. Sonali Nimkar
3. Vilas Mandlekar
Discussant: TBC
Analysis of Annual Rainfall using Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions in Zambia
Iness Kyapwanyama
Session R5.6 – Chair: Lidija Brković
C5.46 Mortality indicators in international health monitoring – room for improvement from Nordic, European and global perspective?
Mika Gissler
C5.26 Social determinants of maternal mortality in South Africa: evidence from the Community Survey 2016
Thembelihle Luthuli
C5.28 The root-Gaussian Cox Process for Spatio-Temporal Diseases Mapping with Aggregated Data
Zeytu Asfaw
C3.14. Beyond stocks and flows: Quantifying migration patterns of recent global developments in official statistics
Anna Sára Ligeti
Session R6.6 – Chair: Denise Lievesley
C3.15. The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Logistics Operations in Zambia: A Perspective from Firms and Customs Authorities and Agencies.
John Mututwa
C5.31 A Cohort Study of COVID-19 Patients: Hawassa University Referral Hospital, Ethiopia
Anteneh Bezabih Ali
C5.32. The Impact of COVID-19 on Household Food Insecurity: The Case of Household Dietary Diversity and Food Expenditure Share in Zambia
Chitalu Miriam Chama-Chiliba
C5.51. New estimates of the prevalence of food insecurity in Zambia: the case of multi-dimensional indicators
Richard Bwalya
Session R7.6 – Chair: Macdonald G. Obudho
C5.43 Small area estimation of zone level malnutrition among under five children in Ethiopia
Kindie Fentahun Muchie
C5.44. Understanding suicidal tendencies among Namibian adolescents: A structural Equation Model
Lillian Pazvakawambwa
C5.45. The Effect of Delayed Treatment on Survival of  Breast Cancer Patients at Cancer Diseases Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Masaku Sheila
C4.5. Operating large-scale micro databases with public and private data sources.
Johannes Micheler
Plenary – closing ceremony
Remarks, Mulenga JJ Musepa, Statistician General, Zambia Statistics Agency
Chair: Misha Belkindas
1. Dominik Rozkrut
2. Graciela Márquez Colín
3. Oliver Chinganya
4. Promotional video, 64th World Statistics Congress
5. Closing remarks: Felix Nkulukusa, Secretary to Tresury