FAO supports Azerbaijan in nationalization of SDG indicators

Training workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators. Featured Melek Cakmak, Head of FAO’s Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan.

BAKU, 26 September 2018 – A three-day training workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators, organised by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the State Statistics Committee (SSC) of Azerbaijan, has started today.

The event has brought together more than 35 representatives of various government institutions involved in the nationalisation of SDGs indictors and the future production of 21 indicators under the FAO custodianship.

The workshop aims to improve participants’ understanding of SDGs indicators; explain FAO’s role in SDGs monitoring and implementation at regional and national level; introduce methodology of all indicators, explaining the data requirements and procedures for production of indicators.

“A significant factor in the success of the SDGs will be new and effective ways of collecting data, monitoring targets and measuring progress,” said Melek Cakmak, Head of FAO’s Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan.

“FAO assists countries to develop their capacities to monitor and report the results and challenges,” she concluded.

The training is conducted by Giorgi Kvinikadze, FAO statistician for the Europe and Central Asia region, and Zaza Chelidze, FAO expert on SDGs indicators.

Today’s event is part of FAO’s project, which was developed following the State Statistics Committee’s request for assistance in capacity development on production of some SDGs indicators.

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