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Development of a set of core indicators for monitoring implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and the SAMOA Pathway in Caribbean Small Island Developing States

Countries in the subregion are set to meet to identify a set of core indicators, from among the global indicators for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),which the Caribbean would regard as essential to produce.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - 6-9 Dec 2016

Description

This meeting, which will take place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 6-9 December 2016, is jointly organized by the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Unit of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.

Due to data challenges in the Caribbean, the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians has called for the identification of a subset of SDG indicators to allow for sustainable monitoring of the goals in the subregion. This subset will focus on regional and national priorities as well as SIDS priorities as contained in the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway Outcome document.

Through this meeting, ECLAC is partnering with DESA and the CARICOM Secretariat in identifying capacity constraints in the Caribbean that could affect the production of data for the SDG indicators and the technical assistance that would be required to enable countries conduct their follow up and review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Participants at this meeting will include representatives of national statistical offices, government ministries and agencies responsible for planning, sustainable development and the environment, the CARICOM Secretariat, and representatives of UN agencies.

Programme

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

 

Day 1 - Tuesday 6 December

 

08:30 09:00

 

Registration

 

09:00 09:45

Official opening

 

Chairperson: Marva Williams, Assistant Director of Statistics, Central Statistical Office (CSO), Trinidad and Tobago

Statements by:

  • Anya Thomas, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
  • Philomen Harrison, Director, Regional Statistics, CARICOM Secretariat
  • Diane Quarless, Director, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
  • Joanne Deoraj, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Planning and Development, Trinidad and Tobago

 

09:45 10:30

Introduction of participants and meeting objectives

 

  • Anya Thomas, Economic Affairs Officer, UN DESA
  • Philomen Harrison, Director, Regional Statistics, CARICOM Secretariat

 

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break

 

10:45 13:00

 

 

Session 1: The global policy context

Overview of Sustainable Development Goals, target and indicators

 

Moderator: Anya Thomas, Economic Affairs Officer, UN DESA

 

Update on the SDG Indicators and mechanism for country reporting

  • Amanda Lee, Statistician, STATIN, Jamaica

Mechanisms for follow up and review for SDG Implementation

  • Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC

SIDS Development Agenda - A Review of the SAMOA Pathway Outcome Document

  • Travis Sinckler, Senior Environment Officer, Ministry of Environment and Drainage, Barbados

 

Discussion

 

13:00 14:00

 

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Session 2: The regional policy context

 

Moderator: Richard Blewitt, UN Resident Coordinator, Trinidad and Tobago

Regional Contextual Issues for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) 2015- 2019: Repositioning CARICOM

 

  • Melbour Phillips, Coordinator, Technical Action Service Unit, CARICOM Secretariat

 

Discussion

 

15:30 – 15:45

 

Coffee break

 

15:45 17:00

Session 3: The national policy context

 

Moderator: Gloria Joseph, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Dominica

Key Priorities from the National Development Plans and Policy Agenda of Caribbean Countries

 

  • OECS Secretariat
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Curacao

 

 

Close of day

 

Day 2 - Wednesday 7 December

 

09:00 10:30

 

Session 3: The national policy context (concluded)

 

  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadine
  • Sint Maarten
  • Trinidad and Tobago

 

10:30 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 13:00

Session 4: Work completed on review of the SDGs

 

Moderator: Gatlin Roberts, Chief Statistician, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Status Reports on Work completed on the SDG Indicators at the Global, Regional and National- Challenges/ Capacity Constraints that will impact the Production of the SDG Indicators

 

  • Philomen Harrison, Director, Regional Statistics, CARICOM Secretariat
  • Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC

 

Discussion

 

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

 

 

14:00 15:30

 

 

 

Session 5: Identification of draft core indicators - group work

 

Moderator: Nominated from among the working groups

Group discussions on the SDGs and the SAMOA pathway – identification of the core indicators

 

  • Group session reviews of Tier I, II, III Indicators

 

15:30 15:45

 

Coffee break

 

15:45 17:15

 

 

Session 6: Identification of draft core indicators - group work

 

Moderator: Nominated from among the working groups

Group discussions on the SDGs and the SAMOA pathway – identification of the core indicators

 

  • Group session reviews of Tier I, II, III Indicators

 

Close of day

 

Day 3 - Thursday 8 December

 

09:00 13:00

 

Session 7: Identification of draft core indicators - group work

 

Moderator: Nominated from among the working groups

Group Discussions on the SDGs and the SAMOA pathway – identification of the core indicators

 

  • Group session reviews of Tier I, II, III Indicators

 

13:00 - 14:00

 

Lunch

 

14:00 15:30

 

 

Session 8: Identification of draft core indicators - group work

 

Moderator: Nominated from among the working groups

 

  • Group session reviews of Tier I, II, III Indicators

 

15:30 15:45

 

Coffee break

 

15:45 17:15

 

 

Session 9. Group discussion on the SDGs and the SAMOA pathway – identification of the core indicators

 

  • Plenary- Reporting by Group 1

 

Discussion

 

Close of day

Day 4 - Friday 9 December

 

09:00 10:30

 

Session 9: Group discussion on the SDGs and the SAMOA pathway – identification of the core indicators (continued)

 

  • Plenary- Reporting by Group 2

 

Discussion

 

10:30 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 13:00

Session 9: Group discussion on the SDGs and the SAMOA pathway – identification of the core indicators (concluded)

 

  • Plenary- Reporting by Group 3

 

Discussion

 

13:00 - 14:00

 

Lunch

 

14:00 15:30

 

 

Session 10: Recommendations and conclusions

 

Chairperson: Marva Williams, Assistant Director of Statistics, CSO, Trinidad and Tobago

 

  • The draft core list

 

15:30 15:45

 

Coffee break

 

15:45 17:15

 

Next step and the way forward

 

  • Philomen Harrison, Director, Regional Statistics CARICOM Secretariat
  • Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Coordinator, Statistics and Social Development Unit, ECLAC

 

Close of day

6-9 Dec 2016
Meetings and technical symposiums
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
Lady Young Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
By invitation

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Contact

ECLAC Caribbean - Statistics & Social Development Unit
social-pos@eclac.org

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