ACCRA– Ghana’s vice-president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has been appointed to the board of the United Nations Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), a global network bringing together governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations, dedicated to using the data revolution to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The board is chaired by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and its other members include Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, the chief executive of fficer of Plan International, Alicia Barcena Ibarra, the executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), and Mahmoud Mohieldin, senior vice-president for the 2030 Development Agenda at the World Bank.
Vice-President Bawumia left Accra Sunday for New York to attend a working session of the board being held on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Office of the Vice-President said in a media statement Monday.
While there, he will also be holding discussions with UN Deputy Secretary General Amina on a wide range of issues, including enhancing advocacy for improved statistical capacity in Africa, financing the implementation of high-level commitments to statistics and digitization of data for SDG monitoring.
He is also expected to have a town hall meeting with the Ghanaian community in New York before returning to Accra on Friday.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK