E-Training on the Framework for Development of Environmental Statistics (FDES) in Africa

The objective of this e-training is to increase the awareness of the important role of environment statistics and the needed knowledge and skills of the FDES for a broader range of environmental stakeholders within the national statistical systems.


SDG13: Climate action
SDG15: Life on land
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Systemic Issues
Environment and multi-domain statistics
environmental statistics

This e-training is organized in 7 sessions. At the end of each session, one or two papers or chapters serve as a reading assignment and two to three questions are prepared for the purpose to review what has been learnt. At the completion of the 7 sessions, a final assessment is conducted in about two to three hours to evaluate the level of technical knowledge and skills that participants have gained from the e-learning.

Content of the training:

 Session 0            Opening session

Session 1             Overview of Environmental Statistics

Session 2             Conceptual Foundation and Structure of the FDES; Linking the FDES and the SDGs

Session 3             FDES Component 1: Environmental Conditions and Quality

Session 4             FDES Component 2: Environmental Resources and their Use

Session 5             FDES Component 3: Residuals

Session 6             FDES Component 4: Extreme Events and Disasters; FDES Component 5: Human Settlements and Environmental Health

Session 7             FDES Component 6: Environnemental Protection, Management and Engagement; Manual on the Basic Set of Environment Statistics; The Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool



Target Audience

Staff from National Statistical Offices and Ministry of Environment

Learning Objectives

  1. the awareness on the importance of the environment statistics is enhanced and good understanding on the FDES is increased.
  2. the technical capacity of the primary target group (i.e. National Statistical Office and Ministry of Environment) to produce environment statistics based on the FDES is built up.