Regional MICS4 Workshop on Survey Design - Nairobi, 23-30 September 2009

The Regional MICS4 Workshop on Survey Design for Anglophone African countries was organized in Nairobi, Kenya, by the UNICEF ESARO Regional Office, at the Holiday Inn, during 23-30 September 2009.

The workshop was attended by 17 countries. The majority of the countries were from the Eastern and Southern Africa region. Five Francophone countries from Western and Central Africa also attended.

Countries attending were (with numbers of participants in parentheses):

Burundi (2), Eritrea (2), Ethiopia (3), Kenya (3), Lesotho (1), Rwanda (1), Somalia (3), South Africa (1), Swaziland (4), Tanzania (3), Zambia (2), Zimbabwe (3)

Ghana (1), Sierra Leone (3), Liberia (3), The Gambia (3), Nigeria (4).

Forty-two participants represented 17 countries. Nineteen participants were UNICEF staff members from country offices. Facilitators were (in alphabetical order):

Attila Hancioglu (UNICEF New York MICS Team)
Augustine Botwe (Consultant)
Bo Pedersen (Regional MICS Coordinator, UNICEF ESARO)
David Megill (Consultant - Sampling)
Holly Newby (Statistics and Monitoring Section, UNICEF New York)
Jayachandran Vasudevan (Consultant)
Michele Seroussi (Regional MICS Coordinator, UNICEF WCARO)
Oliver Petrovic (Early Childhood Development Section, UNICEF New York)
Pierre Martel (Consultant)
Priscilla Akwara (Statistics and Monitoring Section, UNICEF New York)
Turgay Unalan (UNICEF New York MICS Team)

UNICEF ESARO staff members also attended the majority or a selection of sessions: Philip Jespersen (ESARO Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation), Jan Rielaender (Monitoring and Evaluation Officer), Vincenzo Vinci (ESARO P,M&E Section) and Peter Hailey (Nutrition Specialist, ESARO). Regional Advisors were present in sessions relevant to their work. Peter Hailey co-facilitated sessions on anthropometry with Grainne Moloney from FSNAU.

As with the Bamako workshop, the DHS programme was represented, this time by Paul Ametepi, delivering a presentation on MICS-DHS collaboration and co-facilitating an open discussion.

The workshop was opened by Elhadj As Sy (ESARO Regional Director) and Attila Hancioglu (Global MICS Coordinator).

The workshop was extended to seven days, from it's 6 days duration. On the last day, country teams presented their country survey plans. At the end of the workshop, participants received certificates of attendance during the closing ceremony.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks to all facilitators, participants, and staff behind the scenes. I really think we did a great job here - even if the room was too small...