LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima on Tuesday, March 1, 2021 joined various other high level speakers from Africa to virtually address an African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development being hosted by the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As Minister for Economic Planning and Development which also oversees the National Statistical Office (NSO), Chilima addressed a special panel that that discussed the use of data and statistics for evidence based and inclusive implementation of development strategies.
The session also discussed how accurate data and statistics can be applied in sustainable recovery and building forward after the Covid 19 pandemic that has disrupted developmental gains in many African countries.
The VP addressed the session from his office at Capital Hill in Lilongwe.
The veep called on the participants to bring to the table insights that will among other things highlight the importance of application of accurate data for evidence based implementation and reporting on strategic sectoral policies.