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Tanzania: NBS holds a Metadata Production Workshop in Dar es Salaam (November 2014)

Country / Regional Activity: United Republic of Tanzania
Date of Event: 17/11/2014

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of Tanzania in collaboration with the Accelerated Data Program (ADP) organized a five-day Microdata Management Toolkit Training and Metadata Production Workshop from 17 to 21 November 2014 in Dar es Salaam. The purpose of the training was to build capacity of NBS staff and other official data producers (line-ministries) in microdata documentation. This included survey and administrative data. The information was then posted on the National Data Archive of NBS Tanzania (TNADA). A total of 12 participants from different divisions of NBS (9) and from partner agencies including: Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (1), Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (1), and Ministry of Works (1) attended the workshop. During the workshop 11 surveys – 9 from NBS and 3 from ministries were documented completely. Eight out of them are published on TNADA ( Another three will be uploaded soon after the final review and approval from NBS and the Ministry of Education.

The workshop was held at Kebbys Hotel, Dar es Salaam and facilitated by ADP consultant Mrs. Aakinsanya Afusat Adepeju from Nigeria. Necessary IT support for managing and uploading metadata was provided by Mr. Ariv Mesiaki Severe, the IT and System Analyst of NBS. The workshop was formally opened by Dr. Albina Chuwa, the DG of NBS. In her opening remarks she stressed on the importance of microdata archiving and the extension of the best practices across the official data producers in Tanzania.