Training Course on ‘SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators’
Date: 02-04 May 2023
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme and the UN-OIC Cooperation Matrix of Activities for 2022-2024, SESRIC organised a Training Course on ‘SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators’ with the attendance of 9 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 5 Arabic speaking OIC countries as well as representatives from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) on 2-4 May 2023 through an online video conferencing platform. 

Mr. Tamer Sultan Al Rousan, Head of Planning Statistics Division at the Department of Statistics (DoS) of Jordan, conducted the course and covered the following topics:

  • Definitions and Concepts of SDG2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators;
  • Resources of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators; and
  • Methodology for Calculating the SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) Indicators

The training course was attended by the representative of FAO and contributed to this training course on the following topics:

  • 2.1.1 Prevalence of undernourishment, and
  • 2.1.2 Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES).

The training course was also attended by the representative of IOFS, and contributed to the training by briefing the participants on the role, mandate, and activities of IOFS.

The StatCaB Programme was initiated in early 2007. It is the flagship capacity development programme of the SESRIC. Within its framework, the Centre collects information from the NSOs of OIC member countries through the biennial StatCaB questionnaire, assesses their needs and capacities, matches these needs and capacities, and organizes statistical capacity development activities between the beneficiary and provide countries.

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