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Energy data represents a basic input to all sectoral and national development plans, particularly in ESCWA member countries where energy sector has a vital role in the economic and social development. However, the quality of energy statistics in most of ESCWA countries still needs capacity building to meet the appropriate statistical requirements for formulating national development plans and international reporting. ESCWA member countries face several problems concerning the availability and overall quality of data on energy. Therefore, there is an urgent necessity to upgrade the capacity of national officials on compiling statistics on supply and use by all sectors on all energy sources as well as for harmonizing the definitions and classification and to produced yearly energy balance.

The project aims to strengthen national statistical capacity in developing energy information system and energy statistics and balances in ESCWA member countries. Through training activities and sharing knowledge, the project will support member countries in adopting of corrective policies and programs and promoting the production of statistics and indicators on the energy in line with United Nations methodologies.

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ESCWA Gulf Stat Training for Trainers on Energy Statistics and Balance in the Arab Region
ESCWA organized, in collaboration with GCC-STAT, International Energy Agency (IEA) and United Nations statistics Department (UNSD), a Training of Trainers on Energy Statistics and Balance for the Arab Region, from 9 to 13 March 2014 in Muscat, Oman. The training was attended by 31 participants from 11 Arab countries. Participants were representing the national statistical offices, ministries of energy, electricity and petroleum, and GCC-STAT.

Training Workshop on Environment and Energy Statistics for Arab Countries
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) together with the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) organized a Training Workshop on Environment and Energy Statistics for Arab Countries from 8-12 September 2013 in Amman, Jordan. This workshop, which was envisaged as first in a series of workshops on environment and energy statistics, reviewed the basic concepts, methods and international recommendations on environment and energy statistics as well as the main interrelationships between the two areas. It also provided a forum for sharing country experience and identified priority areas for the region for the subsequent training workshops.

National Training Workshop on Energy Statistics and Energy Balance for Sudan
ESCWA’s Statistics Division, as part of the activities of the Regional Project on Strengthening National Capacities in Energy Statistics and Energy Indicators, has held a National Training on Energy Statistics and Energy Balance at the Petroleum Training Center in Khartoum, Sudan, from 9 to 13 June 2013. The training was in collaboration with the International Energy Agency. The training opening session was attended by H.E. Awad Ahmed Albaz, minister of Petroleum that highlighted the importance and role of ESCWA in building national capacities and emphasized on the importance of such training. 31 participants were representing all national stakeholders related to energy, renewable energy and electricity. The hands-on training covered all energy statistics related aspects, including oil statistics, natural gas, coal, renewable energy, electricity, CO2 emissions, energy balance, checks and consistency, and energy price statistics. 93 per cent of participants stated that they inquired the skills to produce energy statistics and energy balance, while 86 per cent learnt how to analyze energy statistics. On the other hand, ESCWA representative held side meetings with national stakeholders to draft the way forward in matters related to strengthening Sudanese national capacities in energy statistics.






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