The report highlights a range of activities pursued by the Gender Data Network (GDN) in Africa relating to data production and curation, as well as data communications and use. It finds that, for a network still in its comparative infancy, the GDN has had a sizeable impact in the field of gender data across Africa. Through collaboration and information-sharing, a range of innovative and experimental projects have been trialed and, where successful, replicated across countries.
Furthermore, members of the GDN have gained access to a continental network of gender data practitioners, through which they have been able to develop their skills and self-confidence. In the words of two informants, the GDN “helps us as a country, as the training I receive directly improves national statistics, as well as how I write reports and disseminate information” and “thanks to the knowledge [I have] acquired from communications training with the GDN, I now have the confidence to do gender communications work”
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