Data, platforms and analytics helping Africa combat COVID-19

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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) hosted a virtual webinar showcasing the power of data partnerships in combating the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic in Africa.
In his remarks, ECA’s African Centre for Statistics Director, Oliver Chinganya, said since the inception of the ECA-GPSDD partnership to support countries to better respond to COVID-19; Building Africa’s Resilience to the pandemic; “We have worked with a consortium of partners who have supported the continental and national statistical systems to adapt to the ongoing challenges and revamp statistical production, dissemination and use”.
“The idea was to bring the best data, platforms and analytics to combat COVID-19 across Africa,” he said.