Ghana VP Bawumia appointed to board of UN Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

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Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at the event
Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at the event

Ghana’s Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia has been appointed to the Board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, a release received here Monday said.

Bawumia therefore left Accra on Sunday for the UN Headquarters in New York where the board is based to participate in a two-day meeting.

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) is a global network bringing together governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations dedicated to using the data revolution to achieve the SDGs.

The 17-member Board which include Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International; Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); John Pullinger, UK National Statistician, Head of the Government Statistical Service (GSS), is chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed.

The rest are Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, United Kingdom, and Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice- President for the 2030 Development Agenda, World Bank Group.

The Board is set to hold a two-day working session on which the Ghanaian Vice-President is attending.

Vice-President Bawumia will also hold discussions with Deputy UN Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed on a number of issues, including enhancing advocacy for improved statistical capacity in Africa, financing the implementation of high level commitments to statistics and digitization of data for SDG monitoring. Enditem

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