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 -Panel session

 Chair: Albina Chuwa

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

C5.39 A Response Surface Approach to Factors Affecting Amplitude of Accommodation

Hope Ifeyinwa Mbachu

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