The year 2015 is a milestone year globally as we come to the end of the period defined by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). At national level, Kenya is currently implementing the 2nd Medium Term Plan (MTPII) for Vision 2030. MTPII takes into consideration the transition from the MDGs to the successor framework currently referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The First National Forum on Sustainable Data for Development (NFSDD) organized by a multi-sectoral technical committee to be held on 28th and 29th August 2015. The Forum will be convened by the auspices of Presidency through the Office of the Deputy President in collaboration with Local Development Research Institute (LDRI), Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).
The forum will emphasize on the need for the domestication of the data revolution as a key step in accelerating the implementation of Kenya’s national development agenda, which by law, must be aligned with regional and global goals. The forum will therefore act as a marker to catalyze the amplification of the data revolution process in Kenya. The National Forum will convene stakeholders from various data communities as envisioned in the proposed African Data Consensus. These data communities include stakeholders from government, private sector, academia, civil society, local communities and development partners who engage on the informational aspects of development decision-making.
The Forum’s Objectives
- Convene the critical communities of data producers and consumers along thematic lines as articulated in the Africa Data Consensus. This is done so as to provide concrete policy recommendations and practices to fast track Kenya’s domestication of the new development framework.
- Concretize a framework for continuous multi-stakeholder dialogue between and within data communities on the realization of a data revolution in Kenya.
- Articulate the priority areas within thematic foci of the conference where capacity, resources and policy are privileged to drive progress.
- Launch a Kenyan Partnership on the Data Revolution and its roadmap.