Montserrat To Host Regional Statistics Meetings This Month

Montserrat will host four regional statistics meetings this month.

The meetings are being organised by the Department of Statistics and CARICOM, and are scheduled from Thursday October 18 to Friday October 26.

The first meeting is the Twenty-Third Meeting of the CARICOM Advisory Group on Statistics from October 18 to 20.

The recommendations from this meeting will be presented to the ‘Forty-Third Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians’, which will also be held here from October 22 to 24.

The Forty-Third SCCS Meeting will focus on the overarching theme of the CARICOM Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS), ‘Building the Resilience of the Community’.

The emphasis will be on the strategic framework of the CARICOM RSDS, which was endorsed at the Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of CARICOM Leaders.

Then on October 25, the Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Regional Census Coordinating Committee will convene a one-day meeting on advancing preparations for the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Censuses in Member States.

The final meeting, is scheduled for October 26.

This is the ‘Eleventh Regional Statistical Research Seminar’, which will develop key recommendations on the way forward, pertinent to statistics.

These meetings will bring together Statisticians from several Caribbean islands to include Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Grenada, The ABC islands-Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, along with representatives from donor partners to include, the European Union, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Statistics Canada, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the (OECS).