Stronger data systems will revolutionize decision-making, accelerate countries’ digital transformation agendas, and open up economic opportunities, for a more equal and sustainable world. Countries and their development partners need to act now if they are not to be left behind.

At the SDG Action Weekend in September 2023, a new coalition came together to launch the High Impact Initiative ‘Power of Data: Unlocking the Data Dividend for the SDGs’.

At the heart of the High Impact Initiative are cutting-edge national data partnerships, driven by strong national political leadership, that aim to bring together governments, tech companies, civil society, donors and others to build on existing initiatives to close SDG data gaps, strengthen the use of data, and drive progress on the SDGs and other development agendas.

The objective of this hybrid session held at the 10th Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development is to socialize the Power of Data initiative, identify the data gaps and devise mechanisms for mobilizing resources to support national partnerships.

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Dr Burton Mguni

Statistics Botswana

Prof Samuel Annim

Ghana Statistical Service

Dr Macdonald G. Obudho

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Oliver Chinganya

Africa Centre for Statistics

Davis Odieno

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data