Applied Statistics for Development in Africa


This conference would be a focus for discussion and exchange on different aspects of statistics and stochastic modelling, both theoretical and practical, in relation to development issues in Africa. Organizers hope it will allow users of statistics and stochastic modelling as well as specialists in these fields to discuss issues relating to the efficient practice of statistics in Africa.

This conference builds on a triple synergy: meeting between researchers and professionals from diverse backgrounds (university, scientific research organization, business, government and intergovernmental bodies, etc..) and disciplines, meeting among different scientific cultures (French, English, Portuguese-speaking, Hispanic, etc..) which are expressed on the African continent and finally meeting between statisticians working in Africa and outside Africa.

Consequently, the main objectives of this conference can be formulated as follows:

•Provide a forum for exchanging experiences and knowledge to specialize in statistics and stochastic modelling as well as users of these methods interested in issues and development issues in Africa.

•Promote scientific research in statistics and stochastic modelling in Africa.

•Promote the application of statistical and stochastic modelling and their use as tools to aid decision making in all areas of social, economic and policy in Africa.

•Create conditions for the transfer of knowledge and experience in statistics and stochastic modelling.

•Lay the groundwork for the establishment of a pan-African network for research in statistics and stochastic modeling and applications for development in Africa.

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